This week was exciting as we announced IBM Atlas for Lotus Connections. Atlas is designed to help organizations maximize their investment in social software by answering questions such as who the key experts are on a given topic, how they are connected, and whom a user's contacts know that they do not. Internally, we have been using Atlas technology for a couple years. I'm extremely glad to see this research technology turned loose for customers and partners to leverage. Read more about the 4 components of Atlas here.
Also - Don't miss what the press are saying.
eWeek - Visualize Social Networks with IBM's Atlas
InfoWorld - 'Atlas' tools extend Lotus Connections
NetworkWorld - 'Atlas' tools extend Lotus Connections
ComputerWorld - IBM's Atlas adds visualization tools to social networks at work
InsideLotus - Lotus, Portal and Social Collaborative Software
From archive: December 2007 X
I've been meaning to post some books about design and user experience (UX)that I thought you might be interested in. There are many fine booksout there that you can read about UX and many that I have not readmyself - feel free to post your own suggestions here. My intent is notto make you a designer, but to provide you with some materials thatwill make your development projects better, whether you are inclinedtowards design or you are a developer.
I have backlog of blog topics to do, but it's been incredibly busy. Thepace is likely to get faster leading up to Lotusphere since I'm on the(Opening General Session) OGS demo team. That's a topic for another dayand another tease since I can't really tell you what will be in it.
For now, congrats to the Sametime team for delivering Sametime 8.
Program Director, MA UX Design Studio, Lotus Software
(cross-posting to the "other" Inside Lotus blog)