Dropping into conversations about Community Architecture, 25 years on

Social Reporter

Yesterday evening provide a great opportunity catch up with the pioneers, when Routledge relaunched the 1987 book Community Architecture by Nick Wates and Charles Knevitt. I think it is splendid that Routledge have republished Community Architecture. All posts community architecture

Platform Architectures

Collaborative Thinking

The Architecture of Platforms: A Unified View — HBS Working Knowledge. In this paper we argue that there is a fundamental unity in the architecture of platforms. Platform architectures are modularizations of complex systems in which certain components (the platform itself) remain stable, while others (the complements) are encouraged to vary in cross section or over time. The Architecture of Platforms: A Unified View — HBS Working Knowledge Interesting read.

Print your own WikiHouse – the new Community Architecture

Social Reporter

Following my post about the relaunch of the 1987 book on Community Architecture , Charles Knevitt sent me a link to an excellent TED talk spotted by his co-author Nick Wates.

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The Human Network: Adding Social Context To Enterprise Architecture

Collaborative Thinking

Delivered September 2010 as the IASA conference in NYC: The Human Network: Adding Social Context To Enterprise Architecture. View more presentations from Mike Gotta. . Enterprise 2.0 Social Networking & Collaboration

MySite - Social Architecture Planning

Collaborative Thinking

Session objective: understand technical architecture and planning required to deploy. Architecture: two databases: social data (note feedback, social bookmarks, social tagging) profile database (profile properties, membership colleagues etc). Notes from Venky Veeraraghavan's presentation, forgive the typos! MySite personal portal. Social feedback. People and expertise search. SPSocial is the Twitter ID to follow. Demo: MySite has 3 out of box pages.

Adding Social Context To Enterprise Architecture

Collaborative Thinking

Learn some core principles of an "architecture of participation" that represents a people-centric approach to enterprise architecture. Social networking is redefining the workforce and creating a new frontier for enterprise architects. Increased mobility, generational shifts, new tools, and the changing digital lifestyle of workers bring an opportunity to embrace borderless relationships and foster collaboration in an open environment.

Liquid architecture of thinking networks and thinking in the network

Taming the spaces

Liquid architecture of thinking networks and thinking in the network. The book investigates the interaction between the canonical and rigid forms of a culture of information resources and networks multivocity of thought, reconstructing the paradigm of a model liquid architectures. Ciastellardi references to Marcos Novak in his preface, that i like particularly: Marcos Novak, “Liquid Architectures in Cyberspace&# from “Cyberspace: First Steps&# edited by Michael Benedikt.

Everybody Loves Web Oriented Architecture

Green Chameleon

I recently have been exploring, over at my ZDNet blog site ( here and here and here ), the growing popularity of Web Oriented Architecture, versus the more dour image of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). It takes a service-oriented architecture to get to WOA.

Book Review: Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture (by Ruven Gotz)

Michael Sampson - Currents

For the past couple of weeks I have been reading Ruven Gotz's new book, Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture. Ruven and the publisher begin to set the context on the book like this: " Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture is a guide and tool set for planning and documenting the scope, navigational taxonomy, document taxonomy, metadata, page layouts and workflows for a successful SharePoint 2010 project.

Enterprise Collaboration Architecture from Cisco that Goes Beyond Technology

Portals and KM

Conference sent me a useful white paper by one of his colleagues, Joe Moran, Transforming Collaboration through Strategy and Architecture. Joe provides four key levers: strategy based on business issues, not technology, flexible architectural frameworks that can evolve with the organization, consideration of culture, and clear governance. Cisco provides a Collaboration Services Group that is not tied to Cisco products but helps clients with a vendor independent approach.

Social Architecture (a manifesto) | Management Innovation eXchange

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Hack: Social Architecture (a manifesto). The result is a new balance between hierarchy and community that is called social architecture. The new Organizational Change Management is called Social Architecture. Documents: SOCIAL ARCHITECTURE EBOOK.pdf.

Collaborative Note-Taking and Research Patterns - Three Architectural Options

Michael Sampson - Currents

Faced with this challenge, most IT shops will want to get ahead of the trend by investigating the more popular note-taking apps and the architectures each uses for enabling sharing of notes among employees and teams. If you try to forcefully bolt a non-optimal note taking architecture onto your organization’s research patterns, then users will not participate and will not be contributors. The loosely coupled peer-to-peer knowledgebase architecture. -

Dealing with the architecture of fear

Chris Corrigan

This is true of course, but I see few articles that talk about how fear of failure in built into the architecture of the organization. The answer to this is for leaders to be engaged in changing the architecture of fear and failure in the organization. Without changing the architecture of fear, embracing the fear of failure is impossible. Just read an article on how the fear of failure is the greatest thing holding back innovation in the business world.

Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture - Ruven Gotz's book is now available

Michael Sampson - Currents

Well, Ruven's been working on a book, and it's now out: Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture : " If you are responsible for any of the business side of implementing SharePoint, then I hope you will find material in this book that will be of value to you. At the SHARE conference in Australia last year, I finally got to meet Ruven Gotz. I knew of him, but SHARE 2011 was the first time I met him in person.

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SharePoint Governance and Information Architecture Master Class - London on November 22-23, 2010

Michael Sampson - Currents

I can't attend myself, but if you are looking for guidance on governance and information architecture, I recommend that you learn more about their upcoming masterclass: " Most people understand that deploying SharePoint is much more than getting it installed. Similarly, if Information Architecture for SharePoint was as easy as putting together lists, libraries and metadata the right way, then why doesn’t Microsoft publish the obvious best practices?

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Social Media and the Enterprise: An Architectural Approach, an IASA E-Summit Sponsored by Cisco

Collaborative Thinking

Social Media and the Enterprise: An Architectural Approach, an IASA E-Summit Sponsored by Cisco. Pacific Time Click here to register Get your entire architecture team up to speed with the latest trends and issues around social media by attending this International Association of Software Architect (IASA) e-summit. Hear from practiced experts throughout the industry on collaboration architecture topics and concepts.

Web Oriented Architecture and SOA: Different Acronyms, Same Things

Green Chameleon

I recently had the opportunity to take part in a podcast with Dave Linthicum , noted speaker, author and entrepreneur in SOA and integration, about the rise of Web Oriented Architecture (WOA), and what it means to SOA. But still, WOA is service oriented architecture applied on a global scale: “If you look at the fundamental approaches and really what they’re trying to accomplish, they’re really both innate SOA and WOA,&# Dave said.

Sensitive Learning Spaces: what architects can teach us

Jenny Connected

Architecture as Space, Horizon Press). I have quoted liberally from this in what follows, to show how each of the architects ‘spoke’ to me, not only about space and architecture, but also about the kinds of learning spaces I would like for my own learning.

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Organising Knowledge » Taxonomies, Navigation and Information Architecture

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Taxonomies, Navigation and Information Architecture James Kelway has written a two-parter on how to build and test user centred taxonomies. My small quibbles aside, this is a good start to a long-overdue rapprochement between information architecture and taxonomy work.

Creating Information Architecture at Océ in the Age of Enterprise 2.0

Portals and KM

Samuel is located in the Netherlands and his responsibilities include both the information architecture for structured information in applications such as PLMS and SAP and the unstructured information in places such as email and knowledge management programs. I really like this dual architectural role for both structured and unstructured information. It makes so much sense to have these two information sources under the same architectural leadership.

Art I have enjoyed in 2014

Jenny Connected

Venice – Like Vienna, Venice is a work of art in itself; the architecture, the museums, the galleries, the churches and the Architecture Biennale. This year I have tried to take every opportunity to see an exhibition if it is in an area I am visiting.

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Share2010 Session: Lynn Warneke from Pearson Australia Group on "Monster Moves: How One Information Architecture Successfully Brought 8 Businesses Together"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Lynn Warneke, Head of Digital Technologies at Pearson Australia Group, talked about the value of an integrative information architecture, and the value it created at Pearson. Key points: The overall programme that Lynn led had 9 workstreams, but Lynn only talked about the SharePoint 2010 information architecture workstream.

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Reference Architecture For Social Network Sites

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Today and tomorrow I will be finalizing the reference architecture document below. ???Templates??? illustrate infrastructure and act as blueprints organizations can leverage as they make decisions on IT architecture. This template provides such a reference architecture model.

Revisiting the Good, the Bad and the Ugly (cities, that is)

Social Reporter

Over the next decade Rod Hackney pioneered citizen-led design, and was able to count Prince Charles as an advocate of community architecture. Last week Rod returned to the President’s office at the RIBA, with some of his colleagues and friends from the early days of citizen architecture, for the launch of a reprint of his 1990 book: The good, the bad, and the ugly: cities in crisis. All posts community architecture

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information architecture in the public sector conference

Engineers without Fears

The 3rd Annual Information Architecture in the Public Sector Conference 2008 will be held on 23 & 24 June in Canberra and then I will be running a workshop on the Friday afternoon on "Architecting Anarchy". Beg the money from your employer or steal it from an old lady or sell crack or something. Just come. conferences

Architecture or affluence - which has had more impact on neighbour relations?


The discussion at the end of the programme points to but doesn’t quite get to grips with the comparison between architecturally-led change in neighbour relations over time, and relative affluence as a driver of such change. Just now I can’t think of any research that has tried to explore and answer this question; but I’d just want to make the point that (a) affluence and architecturally-led privacy go together, but (b) they can impact on neighbour relations in different ways.

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DoD Enterprise Architecture Congruence Community of Practice Charter - Storming Media


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/Message: The Architecture of Sociality: Building In Openness

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

/Message « Blogs Go Mainstream: Advertising Toilets | Main | Stowe Boyd » September 05, 2007 The Architecture of Sociality: Building In Openness by Stowe Boyd A lot of discussion boiling recently about openness in social applications (like the Bill Of Rights movement manifesto and supporting comments , and Brad Fitzpatricks Thoughts On The Social Graph. inherently limited to the range of concepts defined in the core Facebook architecture.

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Collaborative Thinking: Innovation Has Its Own Personality

Collaborative Thinking

While the article focus is on architectural design, there are several key points (see below) worth remember and translating into your own organizational context: A firm’s culture, as succinctly characterized by Jean Valence, Hon.

Green Chameleon » Supporting Communities on the Intranet

Green Chameleon

Organising Knowledge » New Book on Tagging by Gene Smith

Green Chameleon

It’s written from the information architecture and user experience perspective, and is the first comprehensive treatment of tagging I know of.

Green Chameleon » On Taking a Fresh Look

Green Chameleon

In fact, the whole airport has adopted the architectural metaphor of a resort. www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about On Taking a Fresh Look Here I am sitting at the international departure gate at Koh Samui airport.

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Green Chameleon » KM is Shallow, Insular and “History”

Green Chameleon

He’s writing about three common flame-war starters in the information architecture (IA) community, the accusation that information architects are shallow dilettantes, exclusive, and already passe.

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Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

An observation – there are architectures and cultures that encourage this. Serendipitous architecture.

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About Full Circle | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Nancy White – Online Social Architectures – Networks and Communities [.] # Tanya Weaver on 19 Nov 2008 at 6:28 pm I am interested in learning more about what you do.

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information architects

Engineers without Fears

information architectureI was in Woolloomooloo last night with a bunch of Information Architects (after the Innovative Household thingo which I will talk about shortly). Eric Scheid was there running things, as was Greg Dwyer. Steve Baty claims to have worked on 1500 web projects over the last 10 years - which equates to approximately one every 2.5 days - so expect him to get a couple in over Easter.

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Notes on "Efficient Use of SharePoint" — Sarah Heal (Information Leadership)

Michael Sampson - Currents

a combination of three architectures: -. business architecture. information architecture - which capabilities of SharePoint to use, and why? -. change architecture - getting away from hats and balloons. In the second to last session of the Working in Collaborative Environments Conference here in Auckland, Sarah Heal from Information Leadership is talking about the efficient use of SharePoint.

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The Doors of Amsterdam

Portals and KM

This is the second a six post series on the architecture and culture of  Amsterdam. I was struck by the  beautiful architecture  of this  city that lives well with water.

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Photos from Amherst MA

Portals and KM

Here are some flowers and architecture that you often find in old New England I often go to Amherst to visit long time friends.

The Human Network: Adding Social Context To EA

Collaborative Thinking

If you are involved in enterprise architecture, collabortion, or Enterprise 2.0 I'm looking forward to the conference - on Day 2 George Paras and Tim Westbrock (former Meta Group colleagues, now at EAdirections ) will present "Variations on the Architecture Theme: Solutions, IT and Enterprise Architecture". How should an "architecture of participation" be defined? initiatives, I will be presenting at the IASAWorld Summit 2010 in September.

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Blog>> Latest Knowledge Organisation Posts from the IKO Conference Blog

Green Chameleon

Brief History of Information Architecture. Here’s a roundup of recent posts on knowledge organisation from the IKO Conference blog: Data Analytics, Expert Intuition and the Role of Taxonomy. The Role of Taxonomy Work in Extracting Insight from Big Data. Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Organisation. Deep learning: Knowledge Organisation beyond textual content. Learn First: Label Later: How Deep Learning Works

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common ground translation

Taming the spaces

Today i heard a good architectural translation of common ground as – ühisväli (in Estonian) – the joint field. I quite like it, since it is not about process of discussing but the result of shared perception, something that can charge or has the charge. common ground

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