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After uploading school science experiment photos, this cool    #autoawesome  of melting butter, honey, vinegar and water appeared in my drive folder.
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So, how did you put the minute time in?  Was that just your camera?

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When we package science into apps, do we need to consider design? I've been asking myself this question after attending a workshop to discuss a pretty large project linking across Government and Natural Resource Management (NRM) groups which aims "...to provide land managers with systems, tools, data, and skills needed to dramatically improve access to farm-scale information and knowledge. These capabilities will underpin better management decisions and measurable improvements in landscape condition and productivity". http://www.crcsi.com.au/Research/Commissioned-Research/NRM-Spatial-Information-Hub .

I asked where the designers were?  Designers to build the user experience, construct the emotional buy-in and constantly question, observe, network, and experiment with the product. I personally believe that to build understandable land management tools that will engage users you need designers in the team from the start. The answer I got was something like this: "we need to build a tool to get interest and buy in, then we'll make it look good".  This fundamentally devalues designers and their input, and, if I understand the problem of "engaging landholders to better understand and make informed land management decisions", shows a lack of understanding of the simplification and aggregation process required to communicate the science in an accessible and frictionless way.

I am clearly not a designer, but I really believe that these days, publicly funded, public good projects need designers centrally involved from the start. There is too much choice and too much good design out there to adopt the classical "build it and they will come" approach. The linked post is a nice example of why Disruption by design is a thing.
Proposing that design innovation — not technological innovation — is what disrupts businesses and industries.
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Reminds me of developer politics on user friendliness of Linux before it became mainstream.

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Very foggy ride up to the vineyards in the Ruwer valley. Just missed the harvest. ..
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If you are in the University or public administration sector this is really worth a listen if you missed it on RN. Made me stop and think.
How has accountability and scrutiny affected the way universities operate?
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This is a really important piece about open data and platforms.
It’s been five years since Tim O’Reilly published his screed on Government as Platform. In that time, we’ve seen “civic …
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Some important messages here for both Government and the private sector.

 " Government should prioritise the provision of open data as a key input for the Australian economy and provide senior political leadership to ‘get on with  it’ in order to support wider innovation  by other players."
 
Data-driven innovation is transforming Australia's economy and added an estimated $67B to the economy. But we left $48B on the table.
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Raspberry Pi Powered Christmas Tree. 8 independent LED circuits controlled by #Python sequencer. Random synthesized voice messages of good cheer like "I am a Christmas Tree", "Don't Forget Baby Jesus" and "I hope you have been good this year".  Also has complete "Mr Hankey's Christmas Classics" built in. #bestTreeEver
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If you are in Brisbane, please check this out. It's a really nice space but needs some Kickstarter love: Brisbane's Ultimate Hub for Creative Innovators by HSBNE http://kck.st/1vlfz4i 
We want to develop our inclusive community space into the ultimate hub for creative innovators.
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Some nice Aussie arduino projects up on Kickstarter right now. I've backed them both:
MicroLink GSM - tiny, Arduino compatible, rapid prototyping http://kck.st/1pPE2dr
DeB: The world's first device browser system by John Schultz http://kck.st/1Dulsjs

Tiny self-contained board that can do automation, alerts, cellular data, phone calls, SMS text messages, and more - USB plug & play
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So I'm down at Southbank and the kids say "What's in the Pond"...
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Not strictly #ingress related (but damn handy for those secret anomoly maps) this Orifix Mapboard arrived yesterday and is the nicest one of these I've used. Beats the clipboard and cable ties after my old one broke. Move your selected offroad portals onto a paper open cycle map and you have a waterproof, robust battery free navigation solution. Also essential for MTB orienteering :-)
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That could come in very handy in a "Cross off unique portals" idea I've been having.
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This is just gorgeous. A visual feast.
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