Saturday, June 2, 2007

Second Life Best Practices in Education: Teaching, Learning, and Research 2007 International Conference: Archive

Here's a little reminder to anyone who might have missed the Second Life Best Practices in Education: Teaching, Learning, and Research 2007 International Conference. A lot of the presentations are archived with video/audio on the website at http://slbestpractices2007.wikispaces.com/.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Google 'Gears' Up for Offline Web

'Google Gears,' an open source browser plug-in that allows developers to take their applications offline, launched at 2007 Google Developers Conference in San Jose, California.

You can watch a video report about Google Gears here: http://newsvids.blogspot.com/2007/06/google-gears-up-for-offline-web.html


From the press release:

Google Gears marks an important step in the evolution of web applications because it addresses a major user concern: availability of data and applications when there’s no Internet connection available, or when a connection is slow or unreliable. As application developers and users alike want to do more on the web—whether it’s email or CRM or photo editing—enhancements that make the browser environment itself more powerful are increasingly important.

"With Google Gears we're tackling a key limitation of the browser in order to make it a stronger platform for deploying all types of applications and enabling a better user experience in the cloud," said Eric Schmidt, Chief Executive Officer of Google. "We believe strongly in the power of the community to stretch this new technology to the limits of what’s possible and ultimately emerge with an open standard that benefits everyone."

Google is offering Google Gears as a free, fully open source technology in order to help every web application, not just Google applications. As a first example of what is possible, the Google Reader™ feed reader (http://reader.google.com) is available today with Gears-enabled offline capabilities.

Industry support
Google will be working closely with all members of the web community to converge upon a standard so developers have one consistent API for offline functionality.

"We're very excited to be collaborating with Google to move the industry forward to a standard cross-platform, cross-browser local storage capability," said Kevin Lynch, senior vice president and chief software architect at Adobe. "The Gears API will also be available in Apollo, which enables web applications to run on the desktop, providing developers with consistent offline and local database solutions."

"This announcement is a significant step forward for web applications," said Brendan Eich, CTO at Mozilla Corporation. "We're pleased to see Google working with open source and open standards bodies on offline web applications."

"Opera and Google share the common goal of making Web applications richer and more robust," said Håkon Wium Lie, CTO, Opera Software. "Developers have long desired the functionality and flexibility Google Gears can offer browsers. Because Opera has always prioritized giving our users what they want, we're excited to work with Google to extend the reach and power of Web applications."

Another tool in the application development toolbox
Google Gears builds on the web's existing programming model by introducing new JavaScript APIs for sophisticated data storage, application caching, and multi-threading features. With these APIs, developers can bring offline capabilities to even their most complex web applications. Google Gears works with all major browsers on all major platforms: Windows, Mac and Linux.

Google Gears is available now at http://gears.google.com.

Media Technology and Sexuality: A Symposium

Media Technology and Sexuality: A Symposium

followed by a drinks reception and launch for the book 'Queer Online'

15th June 2007 - 10.30am - 7.00pm

Hosted by the Centre for Research into Material Digital Culture, Department of Media and Film, University of Sussex


10.00am
coffee and registration

10.30am - 1.00pm
Panel one: Chaired by Caroline Bassett

Queer theories and cybersubjects: intersecting figures
Kate O'Riordan, Department of Media and Film, University of Sussex

Belonging through violence: Belonging, erase and performativity in queer migrant community
Adi Kuntsman, Department of Sociology, University of Lancaster

Life outside the latex, HIV, Sex and the Online Barebacking Community
Sharif Mowlabocus, Department of Media and Film, University of Sussex

1.00pm-2.00pm
lunch

2.00pm-4.30pm
Panel two: Chaired by Sally Munt

The techno-politics of everyday life: Queerying sexual and gender identities
Irmi Karl, Department of Computing Mathematical & Information Sciences, University of Sussex

Computer Cross-Dressing: Queering the Virtual Subject
Debra Ferreday, Institute for Cultural Research, University of Lancaster

No Fauxxx - New Queer Altporn
Feona Attwood, Department of Sheffield Hallam University


17.00-19.00
Reception and book launch - Queer Online, Peter Lang, 2007

All welcome but numbers are limited. To register a place, email Vanessa Sammut on: V.A.Sammut@sussex.ac.uk

Please note there will be a £15 registration fee.

Buy the book from Amazon US: Queer Online: Media Technology and Sexuality (Digital Formations)

Buy the book from Amazon UK: Queer Online: Media Technology and Sexuality (Digital Formations)

Avatar, the other you

Interesting reflection on an article in New Scientist over at their Technology Blog:

New Scientist magazine's opinion section recently ran an article about a new book called Alter Ego: Avatars and their creators. In the book, you'll find images of everyday people alongside the computerised characters, or "avatars", they have chosen to represent themselves in their favourite virtual world.

Photographer Robbie Cooper was inspired to create the book after meeting a guy who used the game Everquest to stay in touch with his kids while abroad. Robbie then spent the next few years travelling around the world taking snapshots of real people along with their virtual identity.


Full article available at the New Scientist Technology Blog.

Last.fm, StumbleUpon, Photobucket: sold

The last couple of days were pretty interesting in terms of new acquisitions and websites sales. Social music site Last.fm was bought by US media giant CBS Corporation for $280m (£140m). The online network allows users to connect with other listeners with similar music tastes, to custom-build their own radio stations and to watch music video-clips. It was founded in the UK five years ago and now has more than 15 million active users. As part of the deal, Last.fm’s managing team will remain in place and the site will maintain its own separate identity.

Another interesting project with a huge user base was bought by eBay Incorporated which has announced it has acquired StumbleUpon, an early-stage company that helps people discover and share content online, for an aggregate transaction value of approximately $75 million. StumbleUpon, currently servicing 2.3 million users, gives people a new way to discover relevant and entertaining content based on personal preferences and community recommendations. The San Francisco-based company was founded in 2001 and has since become one of the most popular new ways to discover Web sites, people, videos, product information, communities and other online content based on personal interests. Driven by word-of-mouth, the StumbleUpon community has grown 150% year over year and delivers approximately five million new recommendations.

Third big project which has new owners after yesterday is Photobucket. This online photo sharing, storage and creativity Web site is being acquired by Fox Interactive Media, a division of News Corporation. In a separate deal, News Corporation said it is also acquiring real-time video and audio editing Web site Flektor Incorporated. Terms of both deals were not disclosed. Denver-based Photobucket has more than 42 million users, with an estimated 47% who then link their photos to social networks such as MySpace.com, according to the company.

The final two acquisitions were made by Google: Firts up is anti-malware firm Green Border for an undisclosed sum. A Google spokesperson said the company will not disclose additional terms of the deal. GreenBorder produces technology that separates the browser context from the operating system context by creating what is essentially a virtualized browser instance that can then be used to identify malware without impacting the underlying system. Finaly, the last interesting change was made to FeedBurner which is also managing the RSS feed for this site. Rumors about Google acquiring RSS management company Feedburner from last week are now confirmed according to a source close to the deal. Feedburner is in the closing stages of being acquired by Google for around $100 million. The deal is all cash and mostly upfront, although the founders will be locked in for a couple of years. The company was founded in 2003 and has raised just $10 million in capital over two rounds.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Journal for Cultural Research: Invitation to Submit

The Journal for Cultural Research is an international journal, based in Lancaster University’s Institute for Cultural Research (http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fss/cultres/). It is interested in essays concerned with the conjuncture between culture and the many domains and practices in relation to which it is usually defined, including:

- politics
- media
- technology
- economics
- society
- art
- the sacred


Culture is no longer, if it ever was, singular. It denotes a shifting multiplicity of signifying practices and value systems that provide a potentially infinite resource of academic critique, investigation and ethnographic or market research into cultural difference, cultural autonomy, cultural emancipation and the cultural aspects of power. As such, culture has itself become, in many areas, a primary instrument of government and thus the desire not to be governed is impelled to think culture differently from the accepted forms of cultural identity and recognition. In the academy, research has become a defining feature of the cultural just as the cultural has become indistinguishable from questions concerning the governable. The journal publishes original essays by established and emerging writers around the globe who are developing the future of cultural theory and research in the 21st century. We encourage writing that explores every aspect of cultural experience, experiences that occur in the correlation between fields of knowledge, types of normativity, and forms of subjectivity in different domains and locations around the world.

Manuscripts must conform to the Harvard reference style and authors should submit via email three copies of their paper, double spaced, with a maximum length of 8,000 words (including notes and references) to Shannon Lowe, Assistant Editor: s.lowe@lancaster.ac.uk and MIck Dillon, Editor: m.dillon@lancaster.ac.uk.
For more information on how to submit please visit the journal’s website: www.informaworld.com/journalforculturalresearch

Initial enquiries can be made to the editors, Mick Dillon and Scott Wilson via email on: m.dillon@lancaster.ac.uk or s.wilson@lancaster.ac.uk

Music giant Warner puts free video archive online

WARNER Music, the world's fourth largest music group, is putting its archive of music video online and making it available for free to fans.

Warner, home to Madonna and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, will work with digital services provider Premium TV to create online TV sites or "digital hubs" that will be organised by artist, genre or label and funded by advertising.

The move is part of the music industry's drive to generate revenue from new sources to offset the fall in CD sales and follows the explosion in popularity of online video.

Warner said the platforms would show previously unseen footage and would eventually be available in different languages.

Revenue will be driven by advertising but music fans will be able to download the videos for an additional fee and Warner will also examine syndicating the content to a third party.

The deal includes plans to develop subscription-based services and a version to be used on mobile platforms.

"This major new proposition in online TV represents a key step in our continued transformation," Patrick Vien, chairman and chief executive of Warner Music International said.

"These unique digital hubs will further enable us to monetise our content across the myriad of ever-developing ways that people enjoy music."

Earlier this month, Warner said it expected to shift resources to boost its digital distribution of music and video after it posted a wider quarterly loss.

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China Online Ads and Population Up

The Great Wall of Advertising?

China's online advertising market reached an estimated RMB1.366 billion ($176 million) in the first quarter of 2007, according to Analysys International data cited in Digitimes. The firm also revealed that Baidu and Sina were the top two Web portals in China, with market shares of 20.6% and 18.6%, respectively.

Online ad spending has increased continuously since 1998, according to a Shanghai iResearch report released in June 2005. Growth rates approaching 50% also indicate that the market has not yet reached maturity.

Advertising is up overall in China. CTR Market Research released data in February 2007 estimating that China's ad spending grew 18% in 2006. Data from Nielsen Media Research put China's 2006 ad revenues at $49.9 billion. Nielsen's data covered newspapers, magazines and television, which it said got the lion's share of Chinese ad spending, at 81%. TV ads brought in 56 times the revenue as online display ads from May through September 2006, according to Nielsen//NetRatings AdRelevance.

As is often the case with China, sheer numbers are driving growth. It is estimated that China will have the world's largest Internet market in the number of Internet users by the end of the decade. Broadband is on the rise as well. While adoption has slowed from the extraordinary rates of a few years ago, eMarketer conservatively forecasts that there will be 90.5 million broadband households in China by 2011, up from 46.6 million in 2006.

Chinese broadband users can now look forward to increased rich media and online video along with their display ads.

Online Video Nabs Consumer Response

Nearly six in 10 adult consumers say they watch online video, according to the Kelsey Group's "Online Video: A New Local Advertising Paradigm" report. More than half of adult consumers also do something in response to watching the video, such as visiting a Web site, going to a physical location or making a purchase.

The report states that the high level of consumer activity in response to online video makes it a good medium for small businesses, especially compared with some other forms of online performance-based marketing such as pay-per-click.
Michael Boland of the Kelsey Group said, "YouTube has largely popularized the concept of watching short videos on a computer screen and has likewise familiarized consumers with the idea of watching short video ads.

"A wide range of business models are coming to market in the hopes of tapping into the growing demand for video. We are in a 'wild west' phase of experimentation on all fronts — content generation, licensing, search and monetization."

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Next Generation Applications and Services: NordICT PhD summer school

Invitation to participate in NordICT PhD summer school

The topic of the 2007 NordICT PhD summer school is 'Next Generation
Applications and Services'.


Time and venue: 26-31 August 2007 in Skagen, Denmark


Lecturers:
William Melody
Nicholas Garnham
Robert Picard
Ramjee Prasad
Knud Erik Skouby
Reza Tadayoni
Anders Henten
Lecturers from the NordICT network

For additional information see: http://phdsummerschool.nordict.net/


Aim and objectives
The aim of the course is to refine the level of knowledge of the participating Ph.D. students on the economic and political structures and mechanisms affecting technology development in the information and communication technology (ICT) area. It also considers the impact of implementation and application of ICTs on the economy and broader social developments. It is a course in the political economy of technology development with a disciplinary point of departure in economics and social science. This theme is explored at a company (micro), sectoral (meso) and/or societal (macro) level. This will depend on the specific topics chosen in the course.

The course targets Ph.D. students with a technology background combined with an economics and/or social science approach and students with an economics and /or social science background focusing on technology development.


Content
The specific topic of the course will change from year to year. The basic disciplines taught and discussed are based on a political economy of technology development approach. This includes techno-economics, innovation economics, institutional approaches, regulation of ICT markets, and management of technology. Examples of topics include the development of peer-to-peer networks, mobile and wireless technologies, and broadband services.

The course includes lectures by researchers from DTU and the other universities in the NordICT network and by invited lecturers from other research institutions. Furthermore, the Ph.D. students are required to present a paper on their Ph.D. project and will have the possibility to discuss their projects in a forum of the course teachers and the other Ph.D. students.


Topic of 2007
'Next Generation Applications and Services' is the theme of the 2007 PhD summer school on the Political Economy of ICT.

The focus of the 2007 summer school is on the new and upcoming developments of interactive media and applications, which are accessible and to which users can contribute on the various converging mobile and fixed platforms. Among the issues taken up are mobile media, including mobile TV, social computing/Web 2.0, and IPTV. The technology trends will be explored and the business potentials examined. Furthermore, the policy and regulatory issues relating to the development of new IP-based applications and services will be analysed, including the proposed EU directive on Audiovisual Media Services (AVMS) and copyright regulations.

The approach taken in this PhD course is multidisciplinary, which means that the development of next generation IP applications and services will be analysed from the view point of the interrelationships between technology developments and the economic and political developments relating to the markets for new mobile and fixed IP-based applications and services.

Matchmaking methods in the 21st Century: Call for Papers

Matchmaking methods in the 21st Century
Special Issue - Call for Papers


Guest Editors: Dr. Monica Whitty (Queen's University Belfast) and Dr. Tom Buchanan (University of Westminster)

Submission deadline: 10th December 2007

Method of submission: All manuscripts should be prepared in a word document and emailed to Dr. Tom Buchanan on buchant@wmin.ac.uk

Issue scope
Singles these days have a multitude of formalised methods to choose from to seek out a romantic partner. What might be classed as more old fashioned methods, such as personal ads, dating agencies and blind dates are still used by some. However, more contemporary methods both online and offline are increasing in popularity. Despite this increase, there is a dearth of academic research examining the utility of these matchmaking methods, the types of people using them, and the motivations to use them.

A variety of types of online dating services exist online which require a payment from individuals. Social networking sites, such as MySpace and Bebo are also set up to accommodate individuals who would like to find a romantic partner. Some companies have even developed software for mobile phones to alert individuals to when a potential date is within their vicinity. Further research is needed to elucidate how people use these cyber-methods and how successful individuals are at finding appropriate matches.

Offline, speed dating has become a popular means of meeting potential dates. Moreover, some reality tv shows, are dedicated to matchmaking. Some of these shows require participants to endure some fairly gruelling tasks. Little is known about the success or the appeal of any of these offline methods. This Special Issue aims to present the best current work in the social sciences on formalised matchmaking methods. We are especially interested, but are not restricted to, both empirical and theoretical work on the following topics:

- Personality characteristics of users of formalised matchmaking methods.
- The perceived and actual pros and cons of using any of these formalised matchmaking methods.
- Stigmatisation associated with the use of any formalised matchmaking method.
- An examination of how successful any of these formalised matchmaking methods are.
- Identity and self-presentation issues related to formalised matchmaking methods.

All manuscripts will be sent out for anonymous peer review. Although the journal does accept papers in different languages, only papers in English will be accepted for this Special Issue. Authors should consult the Notes for Contributors for further information about submission requirements.

http://www.interpersona.org/


For further information about the Special Issue, please contact either of the Guest Editors:

Monica Whitty: m.whitty@qub.ac.uk
Tom Buchanan: buchant@wmin.ac.uk

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Facebook social research symposium

Poke 1.0 - a Facebook social research symposium

A half-day social research symposium organised by the London Knowledge Lab, University of London, UK

Thursday 15th November 2007


This social research symposium will allow academics who are researching the 'Facebook' social networking site to meet and exchange ideas. Researchers are welcome from the fields of sociology, media, communication & cultural studies, information science, education, politics, psychology, geography and any other sphere of 'internet research'. PhD and post-doctoral researchers are especially welcome, as are researchers considering Facebook as a potential area of research.

It is intended that there will be five or six research papers presented as well as plenty of time for discussion and face-to-face networking.

Topics for discussion will include:
* Empirical studies of Facebook users and Facebook uses;
* Issues of ethics and access when researching Facebook;
* Other methodological issues when researching Facebook;
* The use of Facebook as a social research tool;
* The future of Facebook research - emerging trends and practices.


The symposium will be free of charge but spaces will be limited and allocated on an RSVP first-come-first-served basis. If you wish to attend then email Neil Selwyn (n.selwyn@ioe.ac.uk) to reserve a place by Friday 31st August 2007.

If you wish to present a research paper then email an outline abstract of 500 words to Neil Selwyn (n.selwyn@ioe.ac.uk) by Tuesday 31st July 2007. Accepted presenters will be informed by Friday August 31st 2007.

The symposium will take place between 13.00pm to 17.30 pm on Thursday 15th November 2007 in the London Knowledge Lab (located in the Bloomsbury/ Holburn area of central London).

Sussex Research Scholarships in the Humanities

Sussex Research Scholarships in the Humanities


Further Details
The Graduate Centre in the School of Humanities at the University of Sussex will make up to four awards for Doctoral research leading to a PhD to start in October 2007. The awards will run for three years and will cover the full cost of Home/EU fees plus a bursary of £5000 per annum. Students taking the Scholarships will be expected to teach between 75 and 100 hours per year in each of their Second and Third Years.

The awards can be held in any of the Departments in the School of Humanities, which cover: American Studies, Art History, English Literature and Linguistics, History, Media and Film Studies, Music and Philosophy.

Applicants should make themselves familiar with the range of expertise in the School of Humanities via the University Website. While applicants do not need to identify particular supervisors, they should frame their research proposals in terms of the subjects in which we can offer supervision.

These Scholarships are open to any Home or EU student who meets the criteria, including those who have already applied to Sussex or elsewhere. If the successful candidates have not applied to, and been accepted by, the University of Sussex, those applicants will have to apply to the University and be accepted before the Scholarship can be awarded.

Eligibility
These scholarships are only available to students in their first year of study. We cannot accept applications from students who have already begun work on their Doctorate at Sussex or elsewhere.

Applicants should hold, or expect to obtain before they begin doctoral work, a masters degree in a subject area relevant to their project. We would normally expect the final result to be at B+ level or higher.

Application Process
Please submit :
- A CV detailing your academic history.
- A 500-word statement outlining your research proposal, headed by your name and the title of your Doctoral Project.
- Two academic references, to be sent directly to the University.
- Information as to whether or not you have applied for Research Council Funding at Sussex or elsewhere.

All documentation should be addressed to:
Margaret Reynolds, Graduate Centre Coordinator
(Sussex Research Scholarships)
Graduate Centre, School of Humanities, University of Sussex
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9SH
Email: M.Reynolds@sussex.ac.uk


Deadline
The deadline for receipt of applications is Tuesday 12 June 2007.

Selection Process
The Graduate Centre will draw up a short-list of candidates by mid-July 2007 based on the applicants CVs and research project proposals. If your name is on that list, you will be informed. If you are shortlisted and have applied for Research Council or other funding, either for study at Sussex or elsewhere, you must inform us of the outcome of your funding application as soon as you know it, as this award cannot be held alongside a Research Council or other award. Once shortlisted candidates have informed us of their award status, we will return to the list and inform the successful candidates by 15th September 2007.

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Dr Kate O'Riordan
Department of Media and Film
EDB
University of Sussex
Falmer
Brighton
UK
BN1 9RG

Tel: 00 44 (0) 1273 876730

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/mediastudies/profile30746.html

Global Information Society Watch 2007 Report

The Global Information Society Watch monitors the implementation and follow-up of key international agreements about ICT policies and their relationship to development, including WSIS and other information and communication policy processes at international, regional and national level.

Global Information Society Watch aims at promoting the development of a healthy “institutional ecology” in the information and communication sector (i.e. effective regulators, good policy processes, the participation of consumer groups, civil society , media, research institutions, etc), pursuing the following interrelated goals:

- Survey the state of the field of ICT policy at the local and global levels;
- Encourage critical debate and
- Strengthen networking and advocacy for a just, inclusive information society.

The Global Information Society 2007 Report is the first in a series of yearly reports covering the state of the information society from the perspectives of civil society and stakeholders in the global South.

The report is available for download from the official site

Monday, May 28, 2007

PhD Scholarship: The Media and Salafism

PhD sholarship "The Media and Salafism"

Radboud University Nijmegen
Faculteit der Letteren

Job description
A PhD fellowship is available for research on “The Media and Salafism: The distribution and transformation of Salafism in modern media” within the framework of the research project “Salafism: Production, Distribution, Consumption, and Transformation of a Transnational Ideology in the Middle East and Europe” conducted by the research programme “The Dynamics of Islamic Culture” of Radboud University of Nijmegen in cooperation with the International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM).

Requirements
Required education/skills: University Graduate
The successful candidate will hold a Master’s degree in Islamic Studies, Political Science, Social Science or Media Science and will be able to analyse Arabic TV programmes and websites and conduct interviews with their makers. Apart from fluency in Arabic and English he/she must have a good command of Dutch, German, or French. Experience in media analysis or interview techniques will be an advantage. Successful applicants become junior members of staff of Radboud University Nijmegen and ISIM.

Organization
Radboud University Nijmegen
Faculteit der Letteren

Conditions of employment
Maximum salary amount in Euro's a month 2.502
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: 1 year with a possibillity of prolongation for another 2,5 years.
Maximum hours per week: 40

Additional Information
Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:
Dhr. dr. R. Meijer
E-mail address: roel-meijer@planet.nl

Or Dhr. drs. M. de Koning
E-mail address: m.dekoning@isim.nl
Or additional information can be obtained through one of the following links:

* About the organization (http://www.ru.nl)
* About the department (http://www.ru.nl/letteren)
* About the function (http://www.ru.nl/letteren)
* Radboud University Nijmegen (http://www.ru.nl)


Application
You can apply for this job before 31-05-2007 (dd-mm-yyyy) by sending your
application to:

Faculteit der Letteren
Personnel department of the Faculty of Arts
P.O. Box 9103, 6500 HD Nijmegen
E-mail: pzlet@let.ru.nl

When applying for this job always mention the vacancy number 23.10.07.

International Journal of Design: Call for papers

International Journal of Design: Call for Papers

http://www.ijdesign.org

The International Journal of Design is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal devoted to publishing research papers in all fields of design.

Our vision is to publish high-quality design research, and to disseminate this research to the widest possible audience. Our Editorial Board consists of leading design researchers from all over the world, all of whom are contributing their valuable time and expertise to help establish a high standard for this journal. The journal is published both online and in print. The online version is open access, freely available for anyone, anywhere to download, read, distribute, and use, with proper attribution of authorship, for any non-commercial purpose. A printed version of the journal will also be available.

Submit your best work to the International Journal of Design!

Topics include:

- Social-Cultural Aspects of Design
- Globalization and Localization Approaches to Design
- Design Strategy and Management
- Ergonomics & Perceptions in Design
- Design Theories and Methodologies
- Computer Applications in Design

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First issue is now available on-line:

http://www.ijdesign.org

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International Journal of Design

Vol. 1 (1) April 2007 Table of Contents

Editorial:
Lin-Lin Chen
International Journal of Design: A Step Forward

Original Articles:
Wen-chih Chang and Tyan Yu Wu
Exploring Types and Characteristics of Product Forms

Manlai You, Chun-wen Chen, Hantsai Liu and Hsuan Lin
A Usability Evaluation of Web Map Zoom and Pan Functions

Chien-Hsiung Chen and Yu-Hung Chien
Effects of RSVP Display Design on Visual Performance in Accomplishing Dual Tasks with Small Screens

Kin Wai Michael Siu
Guerrilla Wars in Everyday Public Spaces: Reflections and
Inspirations for Designers

Pieter Desmet and Paul Hekkert
Framework of Product Experience

Design Case Studies:
Toni-Matti Karjalainen
It Looks Like a Toyota: Educational Approaches to Designing for Visual Brand Recognition

Weekly IMM Roundup for 05/21 - 05/27

Every Monday the good folks hereat IMM present you a weekly roundup of interesting articles you might have missed during last week, a selection of the best content that we presented here to you on Internet: Marketing and Messages (IMM).

Feel free to comment on any of the posts you find interesting! I am also looking for great new websites related to online research and online marketing to add to our linklist - so if you know any good ones or want to exchange links, just leave a comment!


Case Studies in Research: Knowledge and Inquiry
Call for Papers for a new series of articles in Design Research Quarterly
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WORLDCOMP'07: The 2007 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing
Call for participation
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Podcast User Demographics: The broad picture of a niche medium
Facts and figures about podcasting
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Digital Learners: Pay Attention
How to more effectively use technology in teaching
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Changing Views on Technology, Media and Cultural Approaches
Call for papers
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Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet)
Second Annual Symposium, Call for Proposals
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A Fair(y) Use Tale
Disney Parody explanation of Copyright Law and Fair Use
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