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Information Space Cowboy: iGoogle Information Space Cowboy: iGoogle Presentation Transcript

  • Cowboy
    Information
    Space
    managing your research with iGoogle
    Luisa Rossitto + Simon Hart
  • Sorry
    …but if you don’t like Google
    you might be in the wrong place…
  • Integrates google.com with your choice of content to create a personalised homepage
  • Comments
  • Huh?
    iGoogle allows you to assemble small bites of information into an online “launchpad”
  • Online
    Information is available from anywhere, cannot break or be misplaced
  • Information
    Information that you generate and information that you are gathering
  • You need: an accountNote: a gmail account is a google account
  • You get:A blank canvas that you populate with various gadgets
    My igoogle page
    Gadget 1
    Gadget 1
    Gadget 3
    Gadget 4
    Gadget 2
  • You also need: an idea about what information interests you
  • my (secret) igoogle page
  • my (secret) igoogle page
  • my (secret) igoogle page
  • my (secret) igoogle page
  • my (secret) igoogle page
  • my (secret) igoogle page
  • my (secret) igoogle page
  • my (secret) igoogle page
  • my demo igoogle page
  • Dis for demo!
  • Project Management: Go go gadget...
    Time management
    Calendars, countdown timers, “days since” timers,...
    Task management
    To do lists, notepads, reminders...
    Documentation
    Google docs, pdf creators, activity trackers...
    News + alerts
    RSS managers, individual newspaper headlines, google news, search boxes...
    Networking
    Twitter, Facebook, delicious...
    You make
  • Project Management: Go go gadget...
    Time management
    Calendars, countdown timers, “days since” timers,...
    Task management
    To do lists, notepads, reminders...
    Documentation
    Google docs, pdf creators, activity trackers...
    News + alerts
    RSS managers, individual newspaper headlines, google news, search boxes...
    Networking
    Twitter, Facebook, delicious...
    You gather
  • Best gadgets: Information you make
  • Best gadgets: Information you gather
  • Best gadgets: Specialist health tools
  • Best gadgets: Life essentials
  • Dis for demo!
  • DIY health gadgets…
  • Tabs: great for
  • As a collaborative tool? Create a google account for your workgroup…
  • Or “share” tabs or individual gadgets
  • Dis for one last demo!
  • Trustworthiness?
    Pretty much like the rest of the internet…
  • Social element: Author profiles + user stats
  • Social element: Ratings + feedback
  • Housekeeping
    May need cleaning up, deleting or replacing.
    Remember you can give feedback!
  • A blank canvas...
    What websites do you visit in a day
    What paper based organisers do you use: what’s on your desk?
    Use the tabs (work/life, unique projects)
    Try to limit to what you will use, and not get carried away with cosmetics!
  • Gadget development…
  • Theme development…
  • A la carte… via URL
    http://www.google.com/ig/sharetab?source=stb&stid=114824926056962625758d67ae71300ae797ca55534789c3eaca1
  • Thanks!
    Luisaluisa.rossitto@otago.ac.nz