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April 1, 2008   1 Information Technology & Informatics (04:189:103:03) Diffusion of Innovation Tuesday, April 1, 2008 Voorhees Hall 105 Stew Mohr
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April 1, 2008 ITI 103 2 Today’s Agenda Reprise key concepts from Bijker’s Social Construction of Technology; Morville’s hypermedia, wayfinding 2.0 and technological convergence IT in the News Diffusion of innovation Review materials and readings for Thursday’s class
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April 1, 2008 ITI 103 3 Prehistory - the setting for emergence artifact(s) Relevant social groups Problems and solutions Interpretive flexibility artifact(s) artifact(s) Closure and stabilization artifact Reprise Steps of Research and Analysis in Bijker’s Model
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April 1, 2008 ITI 103 4 Reprise Hypermedia and Wayfinding What are hypermedia? “Graphics, audio, video, plain text and hyperlinks intertwine(d) to create a generally non-linear medium of information.” (Wikipedia) … and why might Metcalf’s Law apply? The utility of a network equals the square of the number of users (Morville p. 65) Wayfwinding 2.0 Location sensing through triangulation, proximity and scene analysis Maps and mapping using relative and absolute locations Findable objects Importing information from the “real” world into the virtual… and exporting
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April 1, 2008 ITI 103 5 Reprise Technological Convergence Characteristics of convergence Different types of technologies used to perform similar tasks. Combination of voice, data and video onto a single network through shared resources. Computer networks in which different operating systems are able to communicate via different protocols. (from Wikipedia)
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April 1, 2008 ITI 103 6 IT in the News IT in the News
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April 1, 2008 7 Nokia’s Morph Phone
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April 1, 2008 9 What is the Morph Phone? Developed by the Nokia Research Center in collaboration with the Cambridge Nanoscience Center of United Kingdom. Uses nanotechnology, which enables materials and components to be stretchable, flexible, transparent and remarkably strong. Cell phone users will be able to transform their phone into all different shapes. The current release of this technology is not for about another 5 to 7 years. It is on display at New York’s museum of modern art as part of the design and elastic mind exhibit.
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10 Nanotechnology Nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. The term nanotechnology refers to the projected ability to construct items from the bottom up using techniques and tools being developed today to make complete, high performance products. A nanometer is one billionth of a meter, which is smaller than the wavelength of visible light and a hundred thousandth the with of a human hair. The measurements through nanotechnology is
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