While everyone else has been focused on selling the dream of ubiquity Paradigm Interactions Inc. has been working on a protocol to make it a reality. In essence the protocol is about; A method of defining an organic or inorganic items right to access local networks, be found, used and to record its lifecycle to a distributed linear data system. The talk below discusses the bases of a US Patent for an Open Networking Ecosystem Protocol conceived by Karl Smith and patented by Paradigm Interactions in 2016. It’s really important to understand the #KingsNewClothes of Technology the #IoT. A description of what the IoT will beRead More →

Data, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence Clients don’t understand their customers, they just think they do! It’s not for the lack of trying or spending millions on developing and building huge data systems, the problems are many but can be traced back to one simple thing; “Data only describes part of the what is happening and almost nothing of the why, let alone what should be done to change the situation” Clients have been sold that data gives them the answers and that big data will close the loop for them to understand the upstream and downstream thinking of their customers, WRONG. Douglas Adams noticed the realRead More →

I’m looking for my next adventure, it may be an odd way to describe work, but for me I love what I do for a living. Simply I solve complex people, business, product, process and engagement problems, I try to make the world a better place. I also create great jobs for other people and have started the careers of literally hundreds of people, who would otherwise have never got into commerce. I currently looking for roles in digital leadership, start ups, M&A, business change, digital transformation, digital strategy, customer experience for FMCG, Banking, Telco or Government. If you’re an H1b sponsor for the USA pleaseRead More →

Given the response from the last post I’m going to take the educational publishing example a bit further, if I have time before my next contract I will also create an investment banking example. I am also being asked for diagrams that explain these relationships, again if I have time I will do these also. Educational publishing Information Architecture (IA) The last point in the previous post was describing multiple audiences looking at the same content from different perspectives. The example in educational publishing the audiences often include; Distributors Sellers Institution Teachers Pupils Parents Each one of these groups will have a very specific contextRead More →

User experience (UX) and Information Architecture (IA) are very different and have separate skill sets, processes and outputs. I often talk to people who add IA on the their CV as if it’s some simple skill, it’s actually more complex and difficult than UX. IA is also hundreds of years old as an activity while UX is less than twenty in it’s current form. Information architecture is involved in the classification and structure of information. User experience is involved in; defining who the audience is, what they can do, how they can do it and matching the aspiration of the content provider with the desiresRead More →

A simple website may only include 8 top level pages, 50 secondary and perhaps only 300 tertiary labelled (taxonomy) navigation elements, that’s only 358 entities. However IA tends to be associated with the structure and classification of websites, intranets and software that accesses in excess of 100,000+ separate entities to be classified. I have worked on several huge taxonomies for Government, Publishers, Colleges, Universities, Insurance Companies and Banks involved in trading that involve between 1,000,000 and 25,000,000+ entities. An IA when embarking on a new project will investigate if there is a standardised taxonomy for the project domain and conduct a content audit. For exampleRead More →