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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. Enterprise 2.0

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.

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. I recently recorded a three-part video series that summarizes some of my thinking in this area.

Art I have enjoyed in 2014

Jenny Connected

This year I have tried to take every opportunity to see an exhibition if it is in an area I am visiting. January. Ingham) transparencies. February.

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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??? Templates??? While I can???t share back???

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. The loosely coupled peer-to-peer knowledgebase architecture. - Why is this required for success? Game over.

Dropping into conversations about Community Architecture, 25 years on

Social Reporter

I think it is splendid that Routledge have republished Community Architecture. Community Architecture (Routledge Revivals).


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. Among the most stable elements in a platform architecture are the modular interfaces that mediate between the platform and its complements. Interesting read.

Organising Knowledge » Taxonomy and Information Architecture

Green Chameleon

A thumbnail of the process is neatly outlined below, go to the full post to see the detail. Enjoying your site and now must buy your book! RSS2.0

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. I knew of him, but SHARE 2011 was the first time I met him in person.

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.

Everybody Loves Web Oriented Architecture

Green Chameleon

It takes a service-oriented architecture to get to WOA. Everyone, even the most technophobic, seems to get what WOA means and how it works.

Print your own WikiHouse – the new Community Architecture

Social Reporter

Parvin, who was trained in architecture but chooses to make a career looking for ideas beyond its conventional framework, wants to change that.

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. Matteo Ciastellardi. new forms of action.

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. It’s good to hear Paul Barker expressing scepticism about over-use of the C word. (So So it’s not just me).

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.

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. Podcast link here.). Both seek to address business problems by evoking shared, standardized services from across the network.

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. 12:45 p.m.

Organising Knowledge » Taxonomies, Navigation and Information Architecture

Green Chameleon 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. Part 1 is here and part 2 is here. People feel honour bound to disagree. Let the dialogue continue! RSS2.0

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. In this post I go into more depth on their information architecture approach.

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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. We have had some great discussions, a meal or two, and attended each others classes.

E2.0 Santa Clara: Architecting the Building Blocks of Enterprise Social Networking

Collaborative Thinking

The main focus on the presentation is to better understand some of the design considerations architecture initiatives will need to accomodate.

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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

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. The book is published in the Routledge Revivals series, which last year republished the 1987 Community Architecture book by Nick Wates and Charles Knevitt. All posts community architecture

Images from Washington DC

Portals and KM

I remain excited to be there and like the architecture and monuments. I was in our Capital recently and took these pictures. Here are a few. 

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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. Questions.

New Paintings are Up at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown

Portals and KM

On one side are the food, music, and architecture of New Orleans. It is located at 615 Carrolton Ave. 504) 866-5900. You can see them below. 

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The Windows of Amsterdam

Portals and KM

This begins a six post series on the architecture and culture of Amsterdam. My hometown of New Orleans could learn a great deal from the Dutch.

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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

Users have their identity and access controlled by Facebook, and other companies have to operate within the confines of the Facebook architecture. inherently limited to the range of concepts defined in the core Facebook architecture. Centralization Centralization is bad, because it is closed. They want to dominate. maybe not. Well see.

The Canals of Amsterdam

Portals and KM

This is the third of a six post series on the architecture and culture of  Amsterdam. Here is a collection. 

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Knowledge Sharing for Social Innovation: The Dutch Tilburg Regional Case

Making CommunitySense

Two initiatives to increase regional social innovation knowledge sharing capacity are presented: the social innovation storytelling architecture and the Tilburg public library prototype KnowledgeCloud for catalyzing knowledge sharing across regional themes of interest. Below my slides. Abstract. libraries social innovation storytelling

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Boston E20 Notes: Social as a Layer, Not a Place: Are We There Yet?

Portals and KM

A growing number of vendors are seeking to address a new architecture that posits social and collaboration services as a "layer" that can be applied to diverse workstreams within the enterprise. He showed an IT architecture with social in the mix like other capabilities such as ERP, CRM, etc. conference in Boston.

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Collaborative Thinking: Innovation Has Its Own Personality

Collaborative Thinking

Applying cross-disciplinary knowledge to help creatively solve architectural problems—and broaden perspectives—is a time-honored strategy.

Acknowledging the Work of Others

Michael Sampson - Currents

For example, on mentioning the use of design workshops to shape the information architecture for the new intranet, an external consultant had been asked to run the sessions. How should you handle these situations? Is it okay to speak up right then and there? Or should you keep quiet? Here’s what I noticed: 1. Most were consultants.

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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. I was impatient. Tired.

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. It’s light, airy and welcoming. Which I did. All rights reserved.

Green Chameleon » Supporting Communities on the Intranet

Green Chameleon

The video is from Step Two’s inaugural Intranet Innovation Awards (Perkins Eastman were a gold award winner), and there are other videos here.