The Collaborative Tools Project
<ul><li>What have we done so far? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s coming next? </li></ul><ul><li>What is collaboration anyway? </...
Jargon Busters Who you gonna call?
What We’ve Been Doing
Listening Collaborative Writing Project Workgroup Day To Day Departmental Marketing Files Events Blogs Wikis Twitter Blogs...
Trying Stuff
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Collaborative Editing? <ul><li>Where are we? </li></ul>From our “Use Cases”
 
 
 
 
 
Tyre-kicking
 
Hacking
 
People, people, people
Thinking
What is “Collaboration” Anyway?
What the University Wants You To Do Collaboration is...
Working Together <ul><li>Synchronously </li></ul>In the same room Dispersed Meetings Conferencing Chat ustream On a docume...
Working Together <ul><li>Asynchronously </li></ul>In the same room Dispersed Meetings Conferencing Chat ustream On a docum...
Share, Report, Decide, Discuss, Agree, Lurk, Help, Discover, Act, Cajole, Organise, Communicate, Solve, Invent, Compromise...
Linear or Random?
Blended is best It’s never just the people in the room, nor the people online
<ul><li>http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/roomvc011 </li></ul>
So What’s The Plan?
No Idea <ul><li>We haven’t a clue, but we know what’s crap </li></ul>
Agile <ul><li>Let’s deal with what we have and fix what we can... </li></ul><ul><li>...by next week </li></ul>Not just abo...
More Gizmos
<ul><li>Attention </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Network awareness </li...
Why collaboration is currently “a bit crap”
Emailing Documents Around Versions Late-comers Multiple Edits Process Software Ownership
Forums / Email Lists Archives Textual Nit-picking
Nobody Tells Me Anything <ul><li>I wasn’t consulted </li></ul><ul><li>Where is that? </li></ul><ul><li>If I’d have known t...
Information Overload <ul><li>Stop telling me stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Stop being boring </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t know (a...
Portals <ul><li>Computers can’t tell you want you need to know </li></ul>
Corporate Systems <ul><li>Calendars, Blogs, File Sharing, Dear God Help Me! </li></ul>
Wrong Medium / Wrong Place <ul><li>Email, pages, chat, phone, document </li></ul>
“I’m already too busy”
So What Does Work?
Not The Stuff We’ve Done Before <ul><li>Emails, Email lists, Documents, Forums,  </li></ul>
Web2.0? <ul><li>User Generated Content  & Crowd-sourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Easy To Use Interfaces (Ajax) </li></ul><ul><li...
You are doing this stuff already... the technology is only just catching up
So, what’s the answer? We don’t know, but we know where to start looking
It’s messy but ...
It’s probably web-based... <ul><li>URLs are everything </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not just about browsers (Evernote, ScrnShots...
Open is A Good Thing™ <ul><li>Standards, code, access, wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Microformats, RSS </li></ul>
Not Bad Is Good Enough
Transparency Is Really Good <ul><li>ClueTrain Manifesto </li></ul><ul><li>The MacroMedia story </li></ul><ul><li>TheyWorkF...
 
Personally Owned, Personal, Participative is Good <ul><li>Self-service, blogs, everything commentable </li></ul>
The New Organisation... <ul><ul><li>distributed, place, time zones, function </li></ul></ul>
...Needs A New Usability <ul><li>Google, GMail, Flickr, YouTube... anything is possible! </li></ul><ul><li>BaseCamp </li><...
Maps Are Everywhere <ul><li>Where stuff is, where you are, visualisation </li></ul>
 
Mobile Is Everywhere Too <ul><li>The places between places, when you need it. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul>
What’s Crowd-sourcing Anyway? <ul><li>Wikipedia, Wikinomics, Design Briefs, Delicious </li></ul>
 
 
 
What’s Delicious? <ul><li>Folksomonies, messy, emergent, not-explicit, re-usable, integrateable </li></ul><ul><li>Visual, ...
 
 
 
What’s RSS, What’s An Aggregator <ul><li>RSS, Google Reader, Feedly. </li></ul><ul><li>Information is a stream. </li></ul>...
 
 
 
What’s Twitter? <ul><li>What’s now? </li></ul><ul><li>It’s where people are anyway... aggregator... intranet </li></ul><ul...
 
 
The Holy Grail and Wet Dream <ul><li>Mashups! </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Self-service soft...
 
 
So What’s The Plan?
Get More Online People Information Connections Ideas Plans Reflections Opinions Crap We Don’t Need
Make Everything Participative Comments Votes Annotation Improvement Forward Copy Connect
Open = Discoverable Make Sense of the Mess
Visualisation <ul><li>Let the computers do the hard work </li></ul><ul><li>Let the people do the stuff that matters </li><...
Standards = Plugable The Way I Want It HTML RSS XML
In the “olden days”
Applications <ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><li>Price </li></ul><ul><li>Platform </li></ul><ul><li>Deploy </li></ul>
Web <ul><li>Feature </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Releases / Bugs / Fixes </li></ul><ul><li>RoadMap </li><...
So How Do We Do All This?
Can’t Be Stalinist
Can’t Be Finished <ul><li>What we put in it, changes what it is </li></ul>
Has To Be A Good Experience for External People <ul><li>Tom’s Law No. 405 “If it’s not easy, it won’t get done” </li></ul>
Grow Buy In <ul><li>Experience,  Adaptation, Evangelism, Integration </li></ul>Personal Recommendations
<ul><li>The Social Media Theory of Everything </li></ul>Social Selfish Easy Difficult
 
<ul><li>The Social Media Theory of Everything </li></ul>Social Selfish Easy Difficult
Knowing About Stuff <ul><li>It’s not big or clever </li></ul>
If I Were King <ul><li>100 things that everyone would be made to do... just for the hell of it... </li></ul><ul><li>Tools ...
If You Were Queen
Blogger <ul><li>Think about what you’re doing </li></ul><ul><li>Tell me what you’ve done </li></ul><ul><li>Tell me even th...
 
 
Google Reader Be the expert Mix It With Bird Watching Use Feedly PageFlakes
Ning / Facebook / Linked In  <ul><li>Create/work with a community </li></ul>
 
 
 
UserVoice Get Satisfaction...  What is Democracy anyway? Digg Reddit SurveyMonkey Find Out
 
Etherpad <ul><li>Work together, right now </li></ul>
Delicious <ul><li>Keep a track of stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to nosey around </li></ul><ul><li>Visualize complex data...
 
Google Docs Docs, Calendar, Mail Zoho Scribd eDocr
 
 
You Tube <ul><li>Making screencasts is easy </li></ul>Camtasia Animoto Screenr TeacherTube ScreenToaster
 
Audio Boo <ul><li>With your iPhone </li></ul><ul><li>“Because you can” </li></ul>Audacity
 
Picnik
Conferencing <ul><li>DimDim </li></ul>Adobe Connect
Firefox Those extra bits that make life easier
iPhone Because life is crap
Wiki <ul><li>The thing that gets better over time </li></ul>Wet Paint Peanut Butter Wikispaces
Flickr, TwitPic <ul><li>A picture is worth a thousand words...  </li></ul>
Evernote
 
Prezi <ul><li>Think Visually </li></ul><ul><li>http://prezi.com / </li></ul>
BitTorrent
Twitter Twhirl TweetDeck
Add To A WikiPedia Page
Voice Thread
Issu / eDocr <ul><li>PDFs </li></ul>
Skype
Last.fm
Mind Maps <ul><li>http://bubbl.us </li></ul>FreeMind MindMeister
 
Lovely Charts <ul><li>http://www.lovelycharts.com / </li></ul>
And Finally...
<ul><li>http://collaborate.york.ac.uk </li></ul>Available Comment Add Ideas Blogging Suggest
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  1. 1. The Collaborative Tools Project
  2. 2. <ul><li>What have we done so far? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s coming next? </li></ul><ul><li>What is collaboration anyway? </li></ul><ul><li>Some tools and approaches (guinea pigs) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Jargon Busters Who you gonna call?
  4. 4. What We’ve Been Doing
  5. 5. Listening Collaborative Writing Project Workgroup Day To Day Departmental Marketing Files Events Blogs Wikis Twitter Blogs Sharing Chat Video Blog Discussion Word Wikis
  6. 6. Trying Stuff
  7. 14. Collaborative Editing? <ul><li>Where are we? </li></ul>From our “Use Cases”
  8. 20. Tyre-kicking
  9. 22. Hacking
  10. 24. People, people, people
  11. 25. Thinking
  12. 26. What is “Collaboration” Anyway?
  13. 27. What the University Wants You To Do Collaboration is...
  14. 28. Working Together <ul><li>Synchronously </li></ul>In the same room Dispersed Meetings Conferencing Chat ustream On a document or thing In general
  15. 29. Working Together <ul><li>Asynchronously </li></ul>In the same room Dispersed Meetings Conferencing Chat ustream On a document or thing In general
  16. 30. Share, Report, Decide, Discuss, Agree, Lurk, Help, Discover, Act, Cajole, Organise, Communicate, Solve, Invent, Compromise <ul><li>Or what you actually do </li></ul>
  17. 31. Linear or Random?
  18. 32. Blended is best It’s never just the people in the room, nor the people online
  19. 33. <ul><li>http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/roomvc011 </li></ul>
  20. 34. So What’s The Plan?
  21. 35. No Idea <ul><li>We haven’t a clue, but we know what’s crap </li></ul>
  22. 36. Agile <ul><li>Let’s deal with what we have and fix what we can... </li></ul><ul><li>...by next week </li></ul>Not just about technology? The way we do things
  23. 37. More Gizmos
  24. 38. <ul><li>Attention </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Network awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Crap Detection... ahem... critical evaluation </li></ul>http://www.socialmedia.biz/2009/07/18/howard-rheingold-on-essential-media-literacies/
  25. 39. Why collaboration is currently “a bit crap”
  26. 40. Emailing Documents Around Versions Late-comers Multiple Edits Process Software Ownership
  27. 41. Forums / Email Lists Archives Textual Nit-picking
  28. 42. Nobody Tells Me Anything <ul><li>I wasn’t consulted </li></ul><ul><li>Where is that? </li></ul><ul><li>If I’d have known then... </li></ul>
  29. 43. Information Overload <ul><li>Stop telling me stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Stop being boring </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t know (and can’t know) what matters (to someone else) </li></ul>
  30. 44. Portals <ul><li>Computers can’t tell you want you need to know </li></ul>
  31. 45. Corporate Systems <ul><li>Calendars, Blogs, File Sharing, Dear God Help Me! </li></ul>
  32. 46. Wrong Medium / Wrong Place <ul><li>Email, pages, chat, phone, document </li></ul>
  33. 47. “I’m already too busy”
  34. 48. So What Does Work?
  35. 49. Not The Stuff We’ve Done Before <ul><li>Emails, Email lists, Documents, Forums, </li></ul>
  36. 50. Web2.0? <ul><li>User Generated Content & Crowd-sourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Easy To Use Interfaces (Ajax) </li></ul><ul><li>Browsers </li></ul><ul><li>Buzzword Bingo </li></ul>Speed Results Cut costs More effective New markets Bigger markets Better markets It’s the best we’ve got and it’s here now Self-help Discovery
  37. 51. You are doing this stuff already... the technology is only just catching up
  38. 52. So, what’s the answer? We don’t know, but we know where to start looking
  39. 53. It’s messy but ...
  40. 54. It’s probably web-based... <ul><li>URLs are everything </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not just about browsers (Evernote, ScrnShots, DropBox) </li></ul><ul><li>It’s open (ish) </li></ul>
  41. 55. Open is A Good Thing™ <ul><li>Standards, code, access, wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Microformats, RSS </li></ul>
  42. 56. Not Bad Is Good Enough
  43. 57. Transparency Is Really Good <ul><li>ClueTrain Manifesto </li></ul><ul><li>The MacroMedia story </li></ul><ul><li>TheyWorkFor You </li></ul>
  44. 59. Personally Owned, Personal, Participative is Good <ul><li>Self-service, blogs, everything commentable </li></ul>
  45. 60. The New Organisation... <ul><ul><li>distributed, place, time zones, function </li></ul></ul>
  46. 61. ...Needs A New Usability <ul><li>Google, GMail, Flickr, YouTube... anything is possible! </li></ul><ul><li>BaseCamp </li></ul><ul><li>Calendars </li></ul><ul><li>Trac / Google Code </li></ul>
  47. 62. Maps Are Everywhere <ul><li>Where stuff is, where you are, visualisation </li></ul>
  48. 64. Mobile Is Everywhere Too <ul><li>The places between places, when you need it. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul>
  49. 65. What’s Crowd-sourcing Anyway? <ul><li>Wikipedia, Wikinomics, Design Briefs, Delicious </li></ul>
  50. 69. What’s Delicious? <ul><li>Folksomonies, messy, emergent, not-explicit, re-usable, integrateable </li></ul><ul><li>Visual, Handy, High Level, Specific </li></ul>
  51. 73. What’s RSS, What’s An Aggregator <ul><li>RSS, Google Reader, Feedly. </li></ul><ul><li>Information is a stream. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s Your Information </li></ul>
  52. 77. What’s Twitter? <ul><li>What’s now? </li></ul><ul><li>It’s where people are anyway... aggregator... intranet </li></ul><ul><li>It’s on their phone </li></ul>
  53. 80. The Holy Grail and Wet Dream <ul><li>Mashups! </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Self-service software... Yahoo Pipes, Many Eyes, Dapplr </li></ul><ul><li>It’s all in the Cloud </li></ul>
  54. 83. So What’s The Plan?
  55. 84. Get More Online People Information Connections Ideas Plans Reflections Opinions Crap We Don’t Need
  56. 85. Make Everything Participative Comments Votes Annotation Improvement Forward Copy Connect
  57. 86. Open = Discoverable Make Sense of the Mess
  58. 87. Visualisation <ul><li>Let the computers do the hard work </li></ul><ul><li>Let the people do the stuff that matters </li></ul>Dashboards Summaries TagClouds Diagrams Charts Lists
  59. 88. Standards = Plugable The Way I Want It HTML RSS XML
  60. 89. In the “olden days”
  61. 90. Applications <ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><li>Price </li></ul><ul><li>Platform </li></ul><ul><li>Deploy </li></ul>
  62. 91. Web <ul><li>Feature </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Releases / Bugs / Fixes </li></ul><ul><li>RoadMap </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate </li></ul><ul><li>Now </li></ul><ul><li>Branding </li></ul><ul><li>iPhone app </li></ul><ul><li>Firefox plugin </li></ul>
  63. 92. So How Do We Do All This?
  64. 93. Can’t Be Stalinist
  65. 94. Can’t Be Finished <ul><li>What we put in it, changes what it is </li></ul>
  66. 95. Has To Be A Good Experience for External People <ul><li>Tom’s Law No. 405 “If it’s not easy, it won’t get done” </li></ul>
  67. 96. Grow Buy In <ul><li>Experience, Adaptation, Evangelism, Integration </li></ul>Personal Recommendations
  68. 97. <ul><li>The Social Media Theory of Everything </li></ul>Social Selfish Easy Difficult
  69. 99. <ul><li>The Social Media Theory of Everything </li></ul>Social Selfish Easy Difficult
  70. 100. Knowing About Stuff <ul><li>It’s not big or clever </li></ul>
  71. 101. If I Were King <ul><li>100 things that everyone would be made to do... just for the hell of it... </li></ul><ul><li>Tools are appearing faster than you can imagine </li></ul>
  72. 102. If You Were Queen
  73. 103. Blogger <ul><li>Think about what you’re doing </li></ul><ul><li>Tell me what you’ve done </li></ul><ul><li>Tell me even though you don’t know why... or who I am </li></ul><ul><li>Just Get The Habit </li></ul><ul><li>It’s Not About You </li></ul>Posterous Soup.io Wordpress
  74. 106. Google Reader Be the expert Mix It With Bird Watching Use Feedly PageFlakes
  75. 107. Ning / Facebook / Linked In <ul><li>Create/work with a community </li></ul>
  76. 111. UserVoice Get Satisfaction... What is Democracy anyway? Digg Reddit SurveyMonkey Find Out
  77. 113. Etherpad <ul><li>Work together, right now </li></ul>
  78. 114. Delicious <ul><li>Keep a track of stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to nosey around </li></ul><ul><li>Visualize complex data </li></ul><ul><li>Emerge! </li></ul>StumbleUpon Technorati Diigo Wordle
  79. 116. Google Docs Docs, Calendar, Mail Zoho Scribd eDocr
  80. 119. You Tube <ul><li>Making screencasts is easy </li></ul>Camtasia Animoto Screenr TeacherTube ScreenToaster
  81. 121. Audio Boo <ul><li>With your iPhone </li></ul><ul><li>“Because you can” </li></ul>Audacity
  82. 123. Picnik
  83. 124. Conferencing <ul><li>DimDim </li></ul>Adobe Connect
  84. 125. Firefox Those extra bits that make life easier
  85. 126. iPhone Because life is crap
  86. 127. Wiki <ul><li>The thing that gets better over time </li></ul>Wet Paint Peanut Butter Wikispaces
  87. 128. Flickr, TwitPic <ul><li>A picture is worth a thousand words... </li></ul>
  88. 129. Evernote
  89. 131. Prezi <ul><li>Think Visually </li></ul><ul><li>http://prezi.com / </li></ul>
  90. 132. BitTorrent
  91. 133. Twitter Twhirl TweetDeck
  92. 134. Add To A WikiPedia Page
  93. 135. Voice Thread
  94. 136. Issu / eDocr <ul><li>PDFs </li></ul>
  95. 137. Skype
  96. 138. Last.fm
  97. 139. Mind Maps <ul><li>http://bubbl.us </li></ul>FreeMind MindMeister
  98. 141. Lovely Charts <ul><li>http://www.lovelycharts.com / </li></ul>
  99. 142. And Finally...
  100. 143. <ul><li>http://collaborate.york.ac.uk </li></ul>Available Comment Add Ideas Blogging Suggest
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