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  1. 1. Tipping Point Update September 2009
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Beyond PPT </li></ul><ul><li>Snippets </li></ul><ul><li>Snapshots </li></ul>
  3. 3. Presso evolution ? <ul><li>Deep zoom </li></ul><ul><li>Social slides </li></ul><ul><li>More video </li></ul><ul><li>Convergence </li></ul><ul><li>??? </li></ul>OHP PPT ClipArt Visuals & Animation
  4. 4. What’s new? <ul><li>Silverlight – integration & innovation </li></ul><ul><li>pptPlex – deep Zoom </li></ul><ul><li>Prezi – deep Zoom & video </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare – self promotion … </li></ul><ul><li>… social media … </li></ul><ul><li>… & research / “borrow” via PPT </li></ul>
  5. 5. SilverLight – integration & innovation <ul><li>MicroSoft’s answer to Flash, update to PPT – and more </li></ul><ul><li>Tries to cover all bases: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pptPlex </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WebDev tools & auto publish to web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireframing tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All integrated to improve workflows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pressos, video & websites converging? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BUT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not cheap </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not WYSYG IMHO </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Egs: villa </li></ul><ul><li> corporate site </li></ul>
  6. 6. pptPlex – reinventing PPT navigation <ul><li>View structure of presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Zoom in to content & zoom out again </li></ul><ul><li>MUCH easier to skip around </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps structure in mind without repetition </li></ul><ul><li>BUT - apparently custom animation is lost - need Windows XP/Vista, PPT 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Demo: http:// =f362631f-c86c-4547-a544-9b8eda9975e3 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Prezi <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Video integration </li></ul><ul><li>Similar deep Zoom interface to pptPlex </li></ul><ul><li>$$$ - free if Prezi branded, up to E119 pro </li></ul><ul><li>Free 2 day trial of Pro </li></ul>
  8. 8. Prezi advantages <ul><li>VERY quick & easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Quick & easy to change presso structure/reorder </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to follow path OR dip in & out </li></ul><ul><li>Not constrained by single ppt screen format, eg fitting in long pics </li></ul><ul><li>EGS </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. SlideShare – self promotion…
  10. 10. … social media …
  11. 11. … & research / “borrow” via PPT
  12. 12. Some shared PPTs of interest <ul><li>Personas </li></ul><ul><li>PPT help: Content (not well designed but some good content points) PPT tips (with some good pics that could recycle) 50 templates (handy page layouts for recycling) </li></ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul>
  13. 13. Snippets <ul><li>Survey : SMEs increasingly using Social Media, despite having <$5K budgets and <4 Staff </li></ul><ul><li>FaceBook closed Beacon (targeted ads using 3rd party info) over privacy – 21 Sept </li></ul><ul><li> - store your digital info, accounts etc in case you die!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Tidy Tweet wins best new app at Twitter conference: moderate Twitter feeds to your site block users; remove banned phrases etc, can be manual or auto </li></ul><ul><li>Seth Godin’s Brands in Public launches to initial backlash - dashboard aggregating online info & comments about brand– no content control - can control colours, respond, chat - $ 400/month eg http:// -in-public </li></ul><ul><li>Balsamic mockup tool getting GREAT reviews – and I can see why: - quick mock tool, can just pick up and use in 2 mins – totally WYSYWG - great library of parts, eg checkbox, dropdown, calendar, table etc - only $79, free if you’ll demo it to 15 people – you totally have to try this! </li></ul><ul><li>Nestle’s freebies for Mom bloggers backfires – Twitter hashtag stormed by negative comments </li></ul><ul><li>Trafigura – the Guardian overcomes a historic court ban on reporting Parliament via social media </li></ul><ul><li>Google’s new sponsored links for local maps on iPhone criticised as inaccuate </li></ul><ul><li>US government looks to cloud computing to save costs ; Booze Allen report favourable </li></ul><ul><li>Screenr – free screen recording with voice over – good for client support? </li></ul><ul><li>New Twitter feature – user lists – will this filter out the noice? (Joins other list features) </li></ul><ul><li>Free portable apps – bring them on a USB to a client’s desk. Eg image/photo editors, your FireFox sith extensions, screenshot tools, office tools, password managers, task managers, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Useful tool – pixel ruler – download free from </li></ul><ul><li>Google wave… feedabck not so good! Annoying, breaks concentration, strings lost etc Funny </li></ul>
  14. 14. Snapshots
  15. 15. DotSpots: “ spot the truth, connect the dots” Enables end users to create clickable “dots” commenting on web content, that can be seen by other users <ul><li>That’s not new (Snipd Diigo etc) But what’s new is - semantic matching (attaches to similar stories). </li></ul><ul><li>-collaborative edits; </li></ul><ul><li>following; </li></ul><ul><li>can view list of all; etc </li></ul><ul><li>… easier to find </li></ul>
  16. 16. Skitch: Snagit on steriods <ul><li>- Snapshot defined area </li></ul><ul><li>Edit </li></ul><ul><li>resize </li></ul><ul><li>All in the same tool screen. </li></ul>THEN: Drag & drop – no saving Post online with a single click It’s all saved to your own page Sadly… it’s just for Macs for now 
  17. 17. Trendsmap – real time local Twitter trends Ever been annoyed by endless American noise on Twitter? “Good night” in the morning etc? Google maps navigable interface Shows live keyword clusters <ul><li>Click into words for </li></ul><ul><li>Timeline </li></ul><ul><li>Images & full live tweets </li></ul><ul><li>Where else the topic is being discussed </li></ul>City pages show all keywords and info for the city
  18. 18. Klout Measure your social influence Based on your Twitter interactions Klout graphs & classifies you
  19. 19. foursquare <ul><li>Businesses can reward loyal visitors for checking in repeatedly & tweet special offers </li></ul>Users “check in” to their physical location. They can comment & see other users’ comments – eg check in at a restaurant, get a suggestion on what to eat. Users earn points – eg they can become the “Mayor” of a location for checking in more than any other.
  20. 20. Nice forms useability eg <ul><li>Fill in info, then tab to next field… </li></ul>Tick = validated OK Any problems are immediately obvious
  21. 21. Next time…. <ul><li>Ideas? </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback? </li></ul>