Introduction> what next?
The pace of change for both technology and how we use it is now familiar to us — even if it drives us a little bit crazy. What is new today may be radically different in six months. So change is as much as part of the four “i’s” as anything else. This week we put on our prognosticator hats and look towards the future. Are there some basic design and process principles that can serve us going forward? Are there some particular trends we should be keeping an eye out for as we move forward? Our reading this week from Digital Habitats (chapter 12) provides one lens on the future. What is YOUR lens?
After reading Chapter 12 of Digital Habitats, what do you think is the biggest opportunity goin forward for open and innovative design in terms of what online communities and networks can offer? What is the biggest challenge? State your reasons for each answer and then lets look across our answers and see if there are any patterns in our collective thinking.
Teamwork Activity #8:
Thinking of your NGO “client,” what trends would you advise them to pay attention to as they look into their own futures? What is your final recommendation to them based on your research? This is to be part of your final presentation.
Personal Blog Reflection Prompt #8:
What are your design principles for designing and fostering online communities or networks based on your experience in this course and your project? Please describe them and a little bit about how you have developed them.