August 11th, 2003

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_____________________[PRO] advanced search in google

New Google Operator: в гугле теперь можно искать "приблизительно" - "приблизительно про информационную арихитектуру", например. как водится, ~ "information architecture" - это совсем не то, что ~ information ~ architecture.

но интересно, что ~ information ~ architecture отличается и от ~information ~architecture (без пробелов). такие синтаксические нюансы так просто не просечь, разумеется

забавно что "безпробельный" поиск приводит к гис-технологиям - а что, очень полезная ассоциация, особенно в связи со всеми этими mblog-ами - flash mob-ами...

update: обнаружилось, что гисами в жж интересуется более ста человек... неясно только, "целых сто" или "всего лишь сто"...

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_____________________[PRO] New Frontier of Experience Innovation

In the "next practices" of innovation the locus of value creation will inevitably shift from products and services to "experience environments."

The intent of experience innovation is not to improve a product or service, per se, but to enable the co-creation of an environment in which personalized, evolvable experiences are the goal, and products and services are a means to that end.

The experience space is conceptually distinct from that of the product space, which is convenient focus of innovation. In the experience space, the individual consumer is central, and an event triggers a co-creation experience.

The co-creation and expansion of such experience spaces is the future of innovation."
- C.K. Prahalad & V. Ramaswamy, The New Frontier of Experience Innovation

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_____________________[PRO] Ubiqutious Computing to Heal Our Compulsions

Ubiqutious Computing to Heal Our Compulsions

"In the US and Netherlands, one in 50 adults currently has OCD, and twice as many have had it at some point in their lives. How could ubicomp be instrumental here?

"Worries, doubts, and superstitious beliefs all are common in everyday life. However, when they become so excessive, such as hours of hand washing, or make no sense at all, such as driving around and around the block to check that an accident didn't occur, then a diagnosis of OCD is made. In OCD, it is as though the brain gets stuck on a particular thought or urge and just can't let go. People with OCD often say the symptoms feel like a case of mental hiccups that won't go away." - The Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation

"A group of researchers performed experiments and concluded that "the OCD [Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder] group performed significantly worse than controls in the temporal ordering task despite showing normal recognition memory. Patients were also impaired in "feeling-of-doing" judgments, suggesting they have a lack of self-awareness of their performance.

"A three-phase approach has been offered when Phase 1 can assess if a person has a tendency for audio, visual, tactile, or other kinds of feedback that would signal the task scenario's closure, Phase 2 will access if visual feedback on clothing or another appliance could break the chain of repetition for a person, and Phase 3 will finally test whether such ubiquitous computing applications could break the loop of repetition, assuming that it is the kind of feedback that is responsible for the taskloop's nonclosure.

- Rob van Kranenburg, UbiComp to Provide Feedback for People With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder