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  • 1. Enterprise Collaboration and Innovation Support Systems (GE/IE 498 ECI): Course Introduction Xavier Llorà Illinois Genetic Algorithms Lab & National Center for Supercomputing Applications University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign xllora@uiuc.edu
  • 2. What’s the plan for today? • What will I learn in this course? • Course structure and grading • I want to learn about your background • Two innocent exercises • Something to watch GE/IE 498 ECI - Spring 2007 Xavier Llorà © Spring 2007 2
  • 3. What will I learn in this course? • Creativity and innovation • Information technologies (IT) on enterprise settings • Key question through out the course: “How can I take advantage of (my company’s) IT to support and foster innovation and creativity?” • Creative and innovative processes are human and social activities • Technology for technology sake is not the measure anymore • Consumers are now used to measure technology GE/IE 498 ECI - Spring 2007 Xavier Llorà © Spring 2007 3
  • 4. What will we cover in this course? Creativity and innovation • – Basic concepts – How to model innovation and creativity? – Techniques to help people to be creative Information technologies • – The web has change the way business are conducted – The web has become “the” communication medium – Social patterns of interaction had taken over the web (in less than 10 years!) – Learn just enough of these technologies to make you dangerous out there Informatics of people • – Social networks and how to model them – Benefits of having the people in the loop GE/IE 498 ECI - Spring 2007 Xavier Llorà © Spring 2007 4
  • 5. What am I looking for in this course? Enjoy teaching you some of the basics of the technologies that are • changing our way of doing things Motivate you to drop some of your common everyday assumptions • about what can or cannot be done Face you with what means creating “disruptive” human-centered • technologies You to participate: • “No one learns from others’ experiences”---Grandma saying You to help me bend the course in the direction of your interests, • because eventually this course is about people GE/IE 498 ECI - Spring 2007 Xavier Llorà © Spring 2007 5
  • 6. Course lectures (I/II) • Lecture 1: Introduction • Lecture 2: Creativity and innovation • Lecture 3: Let’s play • Lecture 4: The web with a human spin: blogs, wiki, etc. • Lecture 5: The schema of a simple web app • Lecture 6: A few enterprise storage concepts • Lecture 7: The semantic web? XML, RDF, RSS, XHTML, POP, IMAP, AJAX, ugh? • Lecture 8: Connectivity everywhere: graph modeling 101 GE/IE 498 ECI - Spring 2007 Xavier Llorà © Spring 2007 6
  • 7. Course lectures (II/II) • Lecture 9: The unstructured data contains a clue • Lecture 10: Innovation and visual concept maps • Lecture 11: Summarize and drill: Helping to avoid cognitive overload • Lecture 12: Social means interaction (I): Learning what you like • Lecture 13: Social means interaction (II): Influence diffusion in social networks • Lecture 14: Enough theory, show me some action • Lecture 15: Project presentations GE/IE 498 ECI - Spring 2007 Xavier Llorà © Spring 2007 7
  • 8. Course grading and Office Hours • Course grading – Participation: 15% – Homework: 30% – Project: 40% – Final exam: 15% – Absolute grading with cutoffs (A>85%, B>70%, C>60%, D>45%, E>20%, F) • Office hours – Let’s see if we can find and empty spot GE/IE 498 ECI - Spring 2007 Xavier Llorà © Spring 2007 8
  • 9. I want to learn about your background • Your turn. Background, experiences, and interests GE/IE 498 ECI - Spring 2007 Xavier Llorà © Spring 2007 9
  • 10. Two innocent exercises (I/II) • Exercise 1: Using only four strokes, and without lifting the pen, connect all the dots (Michal Michalko (1994). Thinkertoys, Ten Speed Press, 1994) GE/IE 498 ECI - Spring 2007 Xavier Llorà © Spring 2007 10
  • 11. Two innocent exercises (I/II) Can you do it again only with 3 strokes? GE/IE 498 ECI - Spring 2007 Xavier Llorà © Spring 2007 11
  • 12. Two innocent exercises (II/II) • Exercise 2: Write down your answers to – Creativity is… – Innovation is… – What do I do to be more creative/innovative? GE/IE 498 ECI - Spring 2007 Xavier Llorà © Spring 2007 12
  • 13. Something to watch Two TED talks (http://www.ted.com/tedtalks/) • 1. Sir Ken Robinson, author of “Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative” 2. Malcom Gladwell, author of “The Tipping Point” and “Blink” Homework: Discus the post you will find in the DISCUS communities • system http://www-discus.ge.uiuc.edu/discus-communities/ (Do not forget to leave your email before you leave so you can get the account information and instructions) GE/IE 498 ECI - Spring 2007 Xavier Llorà © Spring 2007 13