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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Lecture 4 Lecture 4 11 Information Technology & Informatics (04:189:103:01) Social Informatics Lecture 4 Voorhees Hall 105 Stew Mohr and Joe Sanchez Lecture 4 ITI 103 Lecture 4 ITI 103 22 Todays Agenda Reprise wayfinding, the noosphere Preview upcoming work - new technology briefing paper Guest Speaker - Donny Sosa ESRI - Social Informatics IT in the news Review materials and readings for Tuesdays class Lecture 4 ITI 103 Lecture 4 ITI 103 33 Reprise Wayfinding in Physical World and Online Systems Wayfinding in the physical world: 1. Knowing where you are NOW. 2. Knowing your destination 3. Following the best route 4. Being able to recognize your destination when youre there 5. Finding your way back Can use many of the principles of cartographers. They must be aware of how people use information how they read, etc. Spatial and orientational metaphors must make sense. To be effective they must understand how people use information, interact with technology, and build knowledge. Egocentric wayfinding and geocentric Lecture 4 ITI 103 Lecture 4 ITI 103 44 Reprise Relationship Between Maps and Knowledge Lecture 4 ITI 103 Lecture 4 ITI 103 55 Reprise The Concept of Tacit Knowledge Individuals knowledge and its relation to wayfinding Tacit knowledge is what we know but may not have expressed. Sometimes experts in a field are brilliant in knowing or doing something, but have a difficult time in teaching or showing someone else how to do the same skill. Lecture 4 ITI 103 Lecture 4 ITI 103 66 Reprise The Noosphere Ultimately, these modern classics may have been influenced by the philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Who developed the idea of the Noosphere a sphere of human thought in the early 1900s. De Chardin developed the idea of collective consciousness among other fairly far-out concepts. Geosphere Biosphere Noosphere (from Wikipedia) Lecture 4 ITI 103 Lecture 4 ITI 103 77 Reprise The Baldwin Effect Responding to change through use of (tacitly held) acquired knowledge Suggests organisms can learn to shape their environments What are implications for social informatics? Image from : www.idi.ntnu.no/~federici/capolavori/index.html Lecture 4 ITI 103 Lecture 4 ITI 103 88 Preview Upcoming Work - New Technology Briefing Paper Lecture 4 ITI 103 Lecture 4 ITI 103 99 Preview New Technology Briefing Paper Assignment This paper calls on you to choose a new technology that you think would be beneficial or problematic for an organization. Research on this technology will be necessary. The first step will be to create a reference list (or bibliography) and add annotations (or brief summaries). Lecture 4 ITI 103 Lecture 4 ITI 103 1010 Preview Reference List (Also Called a Bibliography) A list of resources used in a scholarly paper....
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