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Re: seedling topic list for SWUI06

From: Lloyd Rutledge <Lloyd.Rutledge@cwi.nl>
Date: Sat, 03 Jun 2006 14:37:51 +0200
Message-ID: <4481829F.2070709@cwi.nl>
To: public-semweb-ui@w3.org, "T.Heath" <T.Heath@open.ac.uk>

Thanks Tom.  I've incorporated your comments in the workshop webpage
(http://swui.semanticweb.org/swui06/) and in the SWUI SWUI.  Details
inline.  Here's the changed part of the list:

# user as author
     * publishing and sharing
     * indentity
     * approachable interfaces
# community dymanics
     * trust
     * privacy
     * adoption

SWUI SWUI entry points for the categories above are:

http://aries.ins.cwi.nl/sesame/explorer/show.jsp?repository=swui&useLabels=yes&value=%3chttp%3a%2f%2fswui%2esemanticweb%2eorg%2fswui%23author%3e

http://aries.ins.cwi.nl/sesame/explorer/show.jsp?repository=swui&useLabels=yes&value=%3chttp%3a%2f%2fswui%2esemanticweb%2eorg%2fswui%23community%3e

T.Heath wrote:

> Hi Lloyd, all,
> 
> This is a really interesting list, and a great focal point for the SWUI
> community; very encouraging, thanks :) Taking you up on your offer, I'd
> like to offer a couple of comments/propose some changes in three areas:
> 
> 1. Tasks/Goals -> Search/Browse
> 2. User as author: publishing/sharing
> 3. Personal/social challenges brought about by Semantic Web
> 
> 1. Tasks/Goals -> Search/Browse
> I believe the emphasis on search/browse in web usage obscures a real
> understanding of the goal of the user. At the same time a semantic web
> has the potential to deliver tools that truly support more varied tasks
> and activities online; the search engines and point-n-click hypertext of
> the conventional web are just one way of seeing the web. On that basis I
> think there'd be value in nesting Search and Browse within a category
> related to Tasks/Activities in general and how the user experience of
> these is changed by a semantic web.

I think task and goals should perhaps become one of several "horizontal"
issues that apply to most topics.  The list has other topics to which
changes tasks apply: to search, browse, publish, and others.  "New paradigms"
may apply across topics as well.  Perhaps "approachable" too.  I'll work
on this.

> 2. User as author: publishing/sharing
> This deserves a category of its own in my view, divorced from the all
> but the last of its three subtopics ("approachable interfaces"). Perhaps
> nesting Publishing within a broader Tasks/Activities heading might
> highlight some commonalities with a tasks/activities viewpoint.

I agree.  User as author is a top category, with publishing and sharing
with in it.

> 3. Personal/social challenges brought about by Semantic Web
> The "trust" and "community dymanics" points currently under "user as
> author" have broader applicability in my opinion, and may warrant a
> category of their own (perhaps something like "Personal/social
> challenges brought about by Semantic Web"). This would allow other
> related topics such as privacy and identity on the semantic web to be
> encompassed. (aside: SW privacy was even discussed by BBC News after
> WWW2006, so this issue will certainly be big in the public mind).

"Community dynamics" is now a top category, with subcategories.

Thanks again, Tom.

-Lloyd

> Naturally I'd be interested to hear what others think about these ideas
> :)
> 
> Best wishes,
> 
> Tom.
> 
Received on Saturday, 3 June 2006 12:37:15 GMT

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