Links 10/31/2013

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Links 10/24/2013

  • Professional doctorates now form an established alternative to the PhD, both in the UK and Australia. Recent developments have seen the emergence of what some commentators call second-generation doctorates, more closely geared to the needs of professional practitioners. The current culmination of this development is represented by what might be termed practitioner doctorates, based on development projects which result in substantial organisational or professional change and (to paraphrase the widely-used criterion for a PhD thesis) a significant contribution to practice. These programmes pose a challenge to traditional notions of doctoral work based on research. They can however be conceptualised in a way that is both robust academically and represents a high level of adequacy for the complex and far-reaching problems encountered in contemporary society.

    tags: methodology PhD

  • The explosion of user-created media content on the web (dating from, say, 2005) has unleashed a new media universe. (Other terms often used to refer to this phenomenon include social media and user-generated content.) On a practical level, this universe was made possible by free web platforms and inexpensive software tools that enable people to share their media and easily access media produced by others, cheaper prices for professional-quality devices such as HD video cameras, and the addition of cameras and video capture to mobile phones. What is important, however, is that this new universe is not simply a scaled-up version of twentieth-century media culture. Instead, we have moved from media to social media.1 What does this shift mean for how media functions and for the terms we use to talk about media? What do trends in web use mean for culture in general and for professional art in particular? These are the questions this essay will engage with.

  • The objective of this paper is to discuss the impact of social media on customer cocreation in the innovation process. Customer co-creation denotes an active, creative and social collaboration process between producers and customers (users), facilitated by a company, in the context of new product or service development.

  • Today’s generation of software developers frequently make use of social media, either as an adjunct or integrated into a wide range of tools ranging from code editors and issue trackers, to IDEs and web-based portals. The role of social media usage in software engineering is not well understood, and yet the use of these mechanisms influences software development practices.

    tags: socialmedia innovation

  • Social media use, potential and challenges in innovation have received little attention in literature, especially from the standpoint of the business-to-business sector. Therefore, this paper focuses on bridging this gap with a survey of social media use, potential and challenges, combined with a social media – focused innovation literature review of state-of-the-art. The study also studies the essential differences between business-to-consumer and business-to-business in the above respects.

    tags: socialmedia innovation

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Links 10/23/2013

  • “Recently, forms of doctorate have
    emerged that are not geared to specific professions
    or disciplines and are used by senior practitioner
    s
    as vehicles for professional development and for ad
    dressing complex work issues. These
    transdisciplinary, candidate-centred, research-and-
    development programmes can collectively be
    referred to as work-based doctorates. “

  • Resources, articles and research on practice-based doctorates

    tags: methodology

  • Edge Hill University’s framework for Professional Doctorates

    tags: methodology

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Links 10/09/2013

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Free Axure

If you are a (good) student studying interactive media or HCI then you can request a free copy of Axure. This seems to be the tool of choice of the talented and productive UX designers I come across these days.

WIsh it had been around 20 years ago!

Mind you, the Interwebz were yet to be invented then…

https://www.axure.com/free-software-for-students