Linklog special: UK UPA World Usability Day talk
Tonight I'm talking at the UK UPA's event for World Usability Day.
"Nearly two decades of the world wide web has revolutionised the way that traditional media companies communicate with their audience. In this talk, Martin Belam looks at several ways that Guardian News & Media have dealt with this transformation, whether it is instigating conversations with readers, introducing the concept of 'mutualised' journalism, or improving machine-to-machine communication with the use of linked data."
Here is a list of the links and things that I'll be mentioning:
- First daily newspaper by radio facsimile - the St. Louis Post-Despatch was transmitting a daily edition over radiofax in 1939.
- Rev Dan Catt's blog
- Multi-Coloured Swap Shop on Wikipedia
- "And if you'd like to contact the programme..." - my blog post about the changing expectation of programme interaction for the tenth anniversary of the BBC website.
- 24/7 live customer help from The Times
- Alan Rusbridger - The Hugh Cudlipp lecture: Does journalism exist?
- Mark Colvin interview with Alan Rusbridger for ABC News
- Clay Shirky: "The Shock of Inclusion and New Roles for News in the Fabric of Society"
- guardian.co.uk: Help us solve the mystery of Tony Blair's finances - a crowd-sourced investigation into the financial affairs of the UK's former Prime Minister.
- guardian.co.uk: Investigate your MPs expenses - the first version of the crowd-sourcing exercise.
- guardian.co.uk: Investigate your MPs expenses 2 - the second version of the crowd-sourcing exercise using improved 'game mechanics'.
- Paul Bradshaw: Stories hidden in the data, stories in the comments
- Martin Belam: "Real name" comments on news websites - the up and the downside
- Lucy Pepper's Troll catalogue
- Natalie Hanman - A welcome from Comment is free's new editor
- Journalism.co.uk: Charging for comments, instead of content
- Martin King: A fresh start for comments on independent.co.uk
- Sky News close their message boards
- Comment is free - A panel debate on web moderation
- Meg Pickard - the Guardian's Head of Digital Engagement
- Guardian.co.uk: Journalist blogging and commenting guidelines
- Inside Guardian blog: Introducing the new Guardian Crosswords
- Fifteensquared - Crosswords community site
- guardian.co.uk: World Cup Twitter replay.
- Inside Guardian.co.uk: World Cup instant Twitter replay - how we did it - Alistair Dant explains the technology behind the replay.
- guardian.co.uk: Coins Data Explorer - an interface onto the UK Government's spending database.
- guardian.co.uk: Coins Data Explorer manual - blog post with instructions on how to use the Coins Data Explorer including some scary lines like 'and we can add a JSONP callback' etc etc...
- guardian.co.uk: World Government Data store - an interface into a collection of civic and state datasets from the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and US.
- guardian.co.uk: The IA behind the World Government Datastore - my blog post about the development process of the World Government Datastore tool.
- Guardian Open Platform
- guardian.co.uk: What is the Open Platform - a video explaining what the API is, from lead technical architect Mat Wall.
- guardian.co.uk: Adding 'references' to the API
- Nodalities blog: "Linked Data" at the Guardian
- UX Storytellers
- guardian.co.uk: The story behind the redesign of Guardian Jobs
- UX Storytellers - Guardian Jobs redesign - Flickr set
- Silverback App - for guerilla user testing
My inspiration for doing so much sketching has come from meeting and seeing the following people give presentations on the topic:
- UX London redux video: Frances Eida on sketching
- "Visual note-taking": Eva-Lotta Lamm at London IA
- Anna Lena Schiller on how to start visual note making
This is a video of Frances talking at one of our London IA events: