Information Space Cowboy: iGoogle

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Information Space Cowboy: iGoogle

  1. 1. Luisa Rossitto + Simon Hart Information managing your research with iGoogle Space Cowboy
  2. 2. Sorry …but if you don’t like Google you might be in the wrong place…
  3. 3. Integrates google.com with your choice of content to create a personalised homepage
  4. 4. Comments
  5. 5. Huh? iGoogle allows you to assemble small bites of information into an online “launchpad”
  6. 6. Online Information is available from anywhere, cannot break or be misplaced
  7. 7. Information Information that you generate and information that you are gathering
  8. 8. You need: an account Note: a gmail account is a google account
  9. 9. You get: A blank canvas that you populate with various gadgets My igoogle page Gadget 1 Gadget 1 Gadget 3 Gadget 4 Gadget 2
  10. 10. You also need: an idea about what information interests you
  11. 11. my (secret) igoogle page
  12. 12. my (secret) igoogle page
  13. 13. my (secret) igoogle page
  14. 14. my (secret) igoogle page
  15. 15. my (secret) igoogle page
  16. 16. my (secret) igoogle page
  17. 17. my (secret) igoogle page
  18. 18. my (secret) igoogle page
  19. 19. my demo igoogle page
  20. 20. is for demo!
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. • 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 Project Management: Go go gadget...
  23. 23. Best gadgets: Information you make
  24. 24. Best gadgets: Information you gather
  25. 25. Best gadgets: Specialist health tools
  26. 26. Best gadgets: Life essentials
  27. 27. is for demo!
  28. 28. DIY health gadgets…
  29. 29. Tabs: great for
  30. 30. As a collaborative tool? Create a google account for your workgroup…
  31. 31. Or “share” tabs or individual gadgets
  32. 32. is for one last demo!
  33. 33. Trustworthiness? Pretty much like the rest of the internet…
  34. 34. Social element: Author profiles + user stats
  35. 35. Social element: Ratings + feedback
  36. 36. Housekeeping May need cleaning up, deleting or replacing. Remember you can give feedback!
  37. 37. 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!
  38. 38. Gadget development…
  39. 39. Theme development…
  40. 40. A la carte… via URL http://www.google.com/ig/sharetab?source=stb&stid=114824926056962625758d67ae71300ae797ca55534789c3eaca1
  41. 41. Thanks! Luisa luisa.rossitto@otago.ac.nz

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