Opening the (Flood)Gates

‘Mister’ Roy Bayfield reflects on empowerment of users Part of the next stage of evolution of the Edge Hill site will be greater distribution of direct content creation across academic departments. This won’t be some clunky CMS that costs a fortune, takes ages to implement, adds layers of semi-automated bureaucracy and then doesn’t work anyway. […]

Dashboards

In my previous post I talked about Wallboards. As an aside, I’ve just started experimenting with using some old O2 Joggler’s as miniature information radiators in my new home. But that’s another blog post for another blog! This time round I’m covering dashboards! Dashboards are beautiful things that seem to be getting slung haphazardly into […]

Was 2010 the year of Open Data?

In a little-read post published last Christmas Eve as part of our previous 25 days project I suggested 2010 might be the year open data became important: I don’t like to predict the future – usually because I’m wrong – but I’m going to put my neck out on one point for the coming year. […]

Team Twitter

Twitter Nearly everyone in Web Services has a Twitter account. Many of the team have a Delicious account for storing all our bookmarks there’s even a team one. We needed  a way to comunicate useful information from the team without it getting lost in the clutter of our personal posts.  We needed a team identity […]

Wallboards, dashboards and home tabs!

What do you have on yours? I’ve been avidly watching The Ultimate Wallboard contest that my favourite productive development software maker Atlassian sponsored. Taken from the site: A wallboard is a type of information radiator used for extreme feedback. Wallboards are typically displayed above a development team’s workspace. Now that’s got you wondering.. what’s an […]