[hackerspaces] Communication within the space
iam at jamesarthur.info
Wed Jan 15 22:57:06 CET 2014
Information Architecture is a hobby of mine I've been exploring. This, in
my opinion, is one of the single biggest problems in any community oriented
There are a few criteria to consider in any communication.
*Longevity*: How long should the information last?
- Speaking to someone in person or on the phone expires quickly, whereas
a book or Wiki may last a lot longer
*Accessibility:* How easy is it to access the information?
- Who can access the information?
- When is it available?
- Does it require the ability to read or speak a certain language?
- Does it require the person to understand certain jargon?
- Does it require technical savvy to access? [Logging into a site is a
challenge for some]
*Relative Importance: *How vital is the info?
- How important does the community think this information is?
- How important does the person receiving the info think it is?
*Method:* There are many but...
- Social Media
- Static [Printed] Signage
- Dynamic [White board, Electronic] Signage
- Augmented Reality [Something I think could be very for hacker/maker
spaces, especially when HUD's become more viable
Much more to hash out, but I'm a little busy right now. Would love to
start a side exploratory discussion about this topic with a group of
On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 4:31 PM, Steven Sutton <ssutton4455 at gmail.com>wrote:
> One of the things that we're discussing a lot at our space is how we keep
> communication open between members. We have several different tools (wiki,
> mailing list, weekly meetups, monthly meetings, etc) that each sorta have
> their own audience.
> But if we want to get consensus on things like "do we want to be involved
> in this event" or "how should we invest this money" or "hey, watch out for
> this in the space" we really aren't reaching the majority of our members
> because it's being lost in the noise of the other stuff happening on the
> mailing list.
> Have any of you tried something different for helping people coordinate
> with each other that really worked for your space?
> Steven Sutton
> President, Freeside Atlanta
> Discuss mailing list
> Discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org
iam at jamesarthur.info
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