LIKE 57 Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Christmas Dinner, Entertainment and Networking
Please join us on Wednesday 3rd December at The Marquis in Covent Garden. Our festive evening includes networking, quizzing and a delicious two-course dinner with a welcome drink, mince pies and coffee.
As in previous years, there will be a Secret Santa, so please buy and wrap a gift to bring along. The idea is to spend no more than £1 so gifts should be purchased at a Pound shop, charity shop or somewhere similar.
LIKE 56 Tuesday 28 October 2014
Serendipitous discovery of information
Kindly sponsored by Gower Publishing
As Information Professionals and Knowledge Managers, we often focus on supporting our users to find the exact piece of information they're looking for. But some of the most important and creative discoveries come from the accidental discovery of information - that snatched conversation at a conference, finding a great book you didn't know in a bookshop, even 'what others have bought' on Amazon.
LIKE 56 asks what we can do to support the accidental and serendipitous discovery of useful information. We're delighted to be joined for this fascinating discussion by an expert in designing for serendipity - Dr Stephann Makri.
As Stephann explains, "Serendipity is a mystical and elusive concept, often referred to as a 'happy accident' and scientific discoveries from velcro to viagra have been attributed to it. Serendipity can propel us in exciting new directions - surprising and delighting us on the way. Consider, for example, unexpectedly finding useful information for a project while searching for information on another topic entirely. Or having a novel design idea as a result of attending a research seminar that was seemingly unrelated to your design ideas. But is serendipity more than just a 'happy accident'? Is it entirely out of our control or can it be influenced and, if so, how? And can we design interactive systems to create opportunities for users to experience serendipity?"
About StephannStephann is a lecturer in Information Interaction at City University London and self-proclaimed Prince of Serendip. Stephann worked on a RCUK-funded project on serendipity called SerenA. His research looks at how people seek, encounter and use digital information and how we can use this understanding to design useful and usable digital tools. www.stephann.com.
Continue the ConversationStephann has very kindly offered to continue the conversation. You're welcome to email Stephann with any follow up questions or comments. Emails to Stephann@city.ac.uk You can share your serendipitous stories on Stephann's research project here: http://www.serena.ac.uk/serendipitystories/ Or share your thoughts in our LinkedIn group discussion.
LIKE 55 Thursday 25 September 2014Simply Social
Join us for a social evening on Thursday 25th September 2014 to kick-off a new LIKE season. This will be an informal event – cash bar, No tickets, but still the same friendly and welcoming LIKE crowd! Come along and re-connect with colleagues and friends, hear more about upcoming events and find out about getting involved in this year’s programme of events.
LIKE 54 Thursday 26 June 2014Enlightening Social
Join us at the Old Operating Theatre Museum for a talk and demonstration of Victorian operating methods. Volunteers required! The Operating Theatre is the oldest in Europe and found in a unique space in the Herb Garret of St Thomas's Church. It used to form part of the old St Thomas's Hospital and was rediscovered in the 1950s after decades of being forgotten. london-se1.co.uk calls it a "hidden gem" whilst others have described it as "the strangest of museums". Decide for yourself.
Venue: The Old Operating Theatre, Museum & Herb Garret, 9a St. Thomas's Street,SE1 9RY
LIKE 53 Wednesday 26 March 2014
Never a Cross Word - The White Swan, Farringdon
Unleash your inner creative compiler and enjoy an evening of crossword creation. Anne Lonergan, our expert guide, will help us create a fabulous LIKE crossword – over drinks and dinner. The product of our efforts will be published on our site, and you can challenge your colleagues to solve the brain-teasing grids
LIKE 52 Thursday 27 February 2014
Content Strategy that Works!
Speakers and dinner: How does content support business objectives? Can you demonstrate the value of content in your organisation ?
As information professionals we are responsible for our organisations’ content – for both internal and external audiences. Join us at LIKE52 to hear about how content strategy can (and should) support business objectives..
Lauren Pope will talk to us about the elements of content strategy and how to introduce them into your work.
Lauren is a digital consultant at Brilliant Noise, a digital strategy and innovation agency, and has previously worked as content and social media editor at uSwitch.com and uSwitchforBusiness.com
Read her slides here http://www.slideshare.net/la_pope/content-strategy-for-information