All posts from
March 2002

Seven Principles for Cultivating Communities of Practice

“Although communities of practice develop organically, a carefully crafted design can drive their evolution. In this excerpt from a new book, the authors detail seven design principles. The payoff? Knowledge management that works.” (Etienne Wenger et al. – Harvard Business School Press)

Art, Science, and Magic: What Really Happens During User-Centered Design?

“One of the great debates in user-centered design centers on whether UCD is an art or a science.” (Carol RighiTaskZ)

IsaViz: A Visual Authoring Tool for RDF

“(…) a visual environment for browsing and authoring RDF models represented as graphs.” (W3C)

The Next Generation of Interfaces: Responsibility and Control

ASIST 2001 plenary debate between Ben Shneiderman and James Hendler (Steve Hardin – ASIST Bulletin 28.3)

Self-Organization and Identification of Web Communities

Despite the decentralized, unorganized, and heterogeneous nature of the web, where millions of individuals with different backgrounds, cultures, and goals operate independently, the study shows that the structure of the web self-organizes into communities of related information.” (Gary Flake et al. – NEC)

Linking in Context

“This paper explores the idea of dynamically adding multi-destination links to Web pages, based on the context of the pages and users, as a way of assisting Web users in their information finding and navigation activities.” (Samhaa R. El-Beltagy et al. – JODI 2.3)