A discussion document introducing the British Council’s planned Global Innovation Lab to the Ubuntu Community Andrew Missi...
<ul><li>My name is Andrew Missingham. I am an independent creative consultant, working with the British Council to plan a ...
<ul><li>The British Council is the UK’s agency for cultural relations.  </li></ul><ul><li>It has offices in over 100 count...
<ul><li>The Global Innovation Lab is a planned British Council project to: </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on addressing global ch...
<ul><li>The Global Innovation Lab is a planned British Council project to: </li></ul><ul><li>Work across disciplines and s...
<ul><li>This will happen as physical meetings, conferences and an online space:  </li></ul><ul><li>The Global Forum </li><...
<ul><li>1) A means of connecting people remotely  </li></ul><ul><li>2) A showcase for the work of the network </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Tools </li></ul>The site will incorporate:  1.      Networking.  An embedded online social network.  Andrew Missin...
<ul><li>Tools </li></ul>The site will incorporate:  1.      Networking.  An embedded online social network.  2.      Colla...
<ul><li>Tools </li></ul>The site will incorporate:  1.      Networking.  An embedded online social network.  2.      Colla...
<ul><li>Tools </li></ul>The site will incorporate:  1.      Networking.  An embedded online social network.  2.      Colla...
<ul><li>Tools </li></ul>The site will incorporate:  1.      Networking.  An embedded online social network.  2.      Colla...
<ul><li>Encouraging use (and reuse) </li></ul>Andrew Missingham  [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit...
<ul><li>Encouraging use (and reuse) </li></ul>We need to start from where people are already comfortable online  Where do ...
<ul><li>Encouraging use (and reuse) </li></ul>We need to start from where people are already comfortable online  Where do ...
<ul><li>Encouraging use (and reuse) </li></ul>We need to start from where people are already comfortable online  Where do ...
<ul><li>Encouraging use (and reuse) </li></ul>We need to start from where people are already comfortable online  Where do ...
Upload Presence Andrew Missingham  [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
Upload Presence Social Networks Andrew Missingham  [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
Upload Presence Social Networks Andrew Missingham  [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10 Coll...
Personalisable Andrew Missingham  [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
<ul><li>Personalisable </li></ul>The landing page will be public-facing curated news and features. Past this the site will...
<ul><li>Timed </li></ul><ul><li>Some platform tools will be needed at different times in the project process.  </li></ul><...
<ul><li>Timed </li></ul><ul><li>Some platform tools will be needed at different times in the project process.  </li></ul><...
<ul><li>Timed </li></ul><ul><li>Some platform tools will be needed at different times in the project process.  </li></ul><...
<ul><li>To measure the success of the network, we must capture the value that the Global Forum creates  </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Building on British Council Experience </li></ul>Andrew Missingham  [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Develop...
 
 
 
<ul><li>Outstanding Challenges </li></ul>We will need a “keychain” system which can remember all passwords to various netw...
<ul><li>Outstanding Challenges </li></ul>The online social network will need to build in two layers:  1. Forum membership ...
<ul><li>Outstanding Challenges </li></ul>The British Council will itself need to be present on the network, having convers...
<ul><li>Outstanding Challenges </li></ul>The investment model for the Global Forum will need to facilitate agile changes o...
<ul><li>Build Options </li></ul>The two alternative build methods currently being considering are:    1. British Council h...
<ul><li>Build Options </li></ul>The two alternative build methods currently being considering are:    2. Partnership with ...
The Global Forum <ul><li>Global Innovation Lab online </li></ul>Andrew Missingham  [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu ...
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  1. 1. A discussion document introducing the British Council’s planned Global Innovation Lab to the Ubuntu Community Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  2. 2. <ul><li>My name is Andrew Missingham. I am an independent creative consultant, working with the British Council to plan a component of their Global Innovation Lab. </li></ul><ul><li>This document is a collection of my personal proposals to you, the Ubuntu community, regarding how it might interact with the British Council’s planned Global Innovation Lab. </li></ul>About this presentation Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  3. 3. <ul><li>The British Council is the UK’s agency for cultural relations. </li></ul><ul><li>It has offices in over 100 countries. It exists to create opportunities to learn, share and connect worldwide. </li></ul>What is the British Council? Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  4. 4. <ul><li>The Global Innovation Lab is a planned British Council project to: </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on addressing global challenges (based upon the Millennium Project’s challenges) </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Living </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong Health and wellbeing </li></ul><ul><li>Global security in a changing world </li></ul><ul><li>The Digital World </li></ul>What is the Global Innovation Lab Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  5. 5. <ul><li>The Global Innovation Lab is a planned British Council project to: </li></ul><ul><li>Work across disciplines and sectors : Focussing on researchers and entrepreneurs in the early stages of their careers - academic and non-academic </li></ul><ul><li>Combine global and regional approaches </li></ul>What is the Global Innovation Lab Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  6. 6. <ul><li>This will happen as physical meetings, conferences and an online space: </li></ul><ul><li>The Global Forum </li></ul>What is the Global Innovation Lab Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  7. 7. <ul><li>1) A means of connecting people remotely </li></ul><ul><li>2) A showcase for the work of the network </li></ul><ul><li>3) To amplify physical events </li></ul>The Global Forum Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  8. 8. <ul><li>Tools </li></ul>The site will incorporate: 1.      Networking. An embedded online social network. Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  9. 9. <ul><li>Tools </li></ul>The site will incorporate: 1.      Networking. An embedded online social network. 2.      Collaboration.  This will incorporate an office suite of programmes, a whiteboard, a diary/meeting setting function and a forum Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  10. 10. <ul><li>Tools </li></ul>The site will incorporate: 1.      Networking. An embedded online social network. 2.      Collaboration.  This will incorporate an office suite of programmes, a whiteboard, a diary/meeting setting function and a forum 3.      An information store. This is both as a public face of what the network is creating (e.g. YouTube uploads, photos, links to other BC activity etc.) and also as a learning resource which is of use to the network. Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  11. 11. <ul><li>Tools </li></ul>The site will incorporate: 1.      Networking. An embedded online social network. 2.      Collaboration.  This will incorporate an office suite of programmes, a whiteboard, a diary/meeting setting function and a forum and a survey function 3.      An information store. This is both as a public face of what the network is creating (e.g. YouTube uploads, photos, links to other BC activity etc.) and also as a learning resource which is of use to the network. 4.      A resource for participants. This includes either a place for CVs, or links to where participants have their CVs (e.g. LinkedIn), databases of funding bodies, wiki definitions and discussions Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  12. 12. <ul><li>Tools </li></ul>The site will incorporate: 1.      Networking. An embedded online social network. 2.      Collaboration.  This will incorporate an office suite of programmes, a whiteboard, a diary/meeting setting function and a forum 3.      An information store. This is both as a public face of what the network is creating (e.g. YouTube uploads, photos, links to other BC activity etc.) and also as a learning resource which is of use to the network. 4.      A resource for participants. This includes either a place for CVs, or links to where participants have their CVs (e.g. LinkedIn), databases of funding bodies, wiki definitions and discussions 5.      Training materials. These will to facilitate use of the Global Forum, especially links to existing BC resources (e.g. English language teaching) and introductions to the Global Forum’s preferred platforms. Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  13. 13. <ul><li>Encouraging use (and reuse) </li></ul>Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  14. 14. <ul><li>Encouraging use (and reuse) </li></ul>We need to start from where people are already comfortable online Where do they upload, network and collaborate. Give them “badges” that can identify what team they already support. Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  15. 15. <ul><li>Encouraging use (and reuse) </li></ul>We need to start from where people are already comfortable online Where do they upload, network and collaborate. Give them “badges” that can identify what team they already support. We need to welcome people using tools that they are familiar with Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  16. 16. <ul><li>Encouraging use (and reuse) </li></ul>We need to start from where people are already comfortable online Where do they upload, network and collaborate. Give them “badges” that can identify what team they already support. We need to welcome people using tools that they are familiar with We need to incorporate training into the face to face events Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  17. 17. <ul><li>Encouraging use (and reuse) </li></ul>We need to start from where people are already comfortable online Where do they upload, network and collaborate. Give them “badges” that can identify what team they already support. We need to welcome people using tools that they are familiar with We need to incorporate training into the face to face events We need to roll out online tools as and when they are appropriate Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  18. 18. Upload Presence Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  19. 19. Upload Presence Social Networks Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  20. 20. Upload Presence Social Networks Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10 Collaborative Writing
  21. 21. Personalisable Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  22. 22. <ul><li>Personalisable </li></ul>The landing page will be public-facing curated news and features. Past this the site will feel like a iGoogle, Netvibes or PageFlakes personal web portal. It should be personisable with widgets within a range of choices There will need to be “badge” space/links for all of the elements above, plus a preferred network in each of the 5 site tools. Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  23. 23. <ul><li>Timed </li></ul><ul><li>Some platform tools will be needed at different times in the project process. </li></ul><ul><li>Before face-to-face meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Moderated plenary forum to consider/suggest discussion topics </li></ul><ul><li>Profile page to allow online registration and addition to online network </li></ul><ul><li>Alerts to online conventions and places of discussion in advance of meeting (e.g. named hashtag for Twitter, Livestream channel) </li></ul><ul><li>Archive of background reading etc. </li></ul>Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  24. 24. <ul><li>Timed </li></ul><ul><li>Some platform tools will be needed at different times in the project process. </li></ul><ul><li>During face-to-face events </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating participation of remote participants </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative comment collection for archive (Gobby) </li></ul><ul><li>Single user comments (Twitter) </li></ul><ul><li>live video streaming (Livestream) </li></ul>Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  25. 25. <ul><li>Timed </li></ul><ul><li>Some platform tools will be needed at different times in the project process. </li></ul><ul><li>After face-to-face events </li></ul><ul><li>To catalyse participation in the BC network (i.e. not to retreat to Facebook, or create atomised social networks) </li></ul><ul><li>To create legacy and encourage collaboration on business actioned at the conference/meeting. </li></ul><ul><li>A place to share knowledge, such as presentation uploads (Slideshare), conference papers etc and even aggregation (Tumblr/Posterous) </li></ul>Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  26. 26. <ul><li>To measure the success of the network, we must capture the value that the Global Forum creates </li></ul><ul><li>It will need to work out “how much is a link, a tweet or a Facebook mention worth?” aside from the raw numbers of “page views” or “unique users”. </li></ul>Measuring Success Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  27. 27. <ul><li>Building on British Council Experience </li></ul>Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  28. 31. <ul><li>Outstanding Challenges </li></ul>We will need a “keychain” system which can remember all passwords to various networks, but remain secure Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  29. 32. <ul><li>Outstanding Challenges </li></ul>The online social network will need to build in two layers: 1. Forum membership (i.e. the global network) and 2. Project/workstream membership These two layers will need to be able to overlap so members can migrate from one to another. Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  30. 33. <ul><li>Outstanding Challenges </li></ul>The British Council will itself need to be present on the network, having conversations itself, as well as signposting and moderating the network’s conversations (e.g. BC Science blog? Counterpoint?) Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  31. 34. <ul><li>Outstanding Challenges </li></ul>The investment model for the Global Forum will need to facilitate agile changes of direction in response to actual use of the forum. (i.e. redeploy resources or redesign). Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  32. 35. <ul><li>Build Options </li></ul>The two alternative build methods currently being considering are:    1. British Council hiring a coder or coding company to put this together with a given brief (all offers gratefully received!) Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  33. 36. <ul><li>Build Options </li></ul>The two alternative build methods currently being considering are:    2. Partnership with Ubuntu to:  a) work with the Ubuntu community to create a &quot;Collabuntu&quot; distro as a “Wubi” style .exe OR b) work with the Ubuntu community to create a cloud-based &quot;Collabuntu&quot; cloud system Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10
  34. 37. The Global Forum <ul><li>Global Innovation Lab online </li></ul>Andrew Missingham [email_address] Presentation to Ubuntu Developers’ Summit 11.05.10

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