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qonnect@Ferdl – Heuriger 2.0

November 18th, 2014 by Martin No Comments

Wenn man zum Gschupft’n Ferdl geht, dann erlebt man den klassischen Wiener Heurigen in einem neuen Gewand. Hier trifft der Pixel-Look aus 80-iger Videospielen auf gepflegte Tradition. “Space Invaders” meets Wienerlied. Irgendwie schon ganz geil, auch wenn es am ersten Blick ein wenig gewöhnungsbedürftig ist. Was aber ganz und gar nicht gewöhnungsbedürftig ist, ist die Qualität der Speisen. Hier ist alles Bio ist das Credo der Ferdl Mannschaft und das schmeckt man auch. Von der Millionärsplatte bis hin zum Biobier schmeckt es so, wie Bio schmecken soll. Mein persönlicher Favorit ist das diese Woche…

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qonnect@Panigl – ein Traditionsbetrieb setzt auf qonnect

November 14th, 2014 by Martin No Comments

In der Schönlaterngasse 11 im ersten Wiener Gemeindebezirk finden Sie ein “Stück Toscana” in Form einer kleinen, aber sehr feinen Vinothek: das Enrico Panigl oder kurz Panigl. Toni Buzancic führt das Panigl seit 1995 und verkörpert dabei einen Typus von Wirt, der  heute immer schwieriger zu finden ist. Zu der professionellen Gastfreundschaft kommt seine ganz besondere persönliche Note: er nimmt sich viel Zeit für seine (Stamm-)Gäste und hat immer Zeit für ein interessantes Gespräch über Gott und die Welt.

Neben der tollen Weinauswahl kommt auch der kulinarische Genuss nicht zu kurz: seine Gäste schwören auf die Antipasti…

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lal – little activity language

November 14th, 2014 by Martin No Comments

I’ve been working on a mobile process language for quite some time now and during this process I’ve been devising several names for this language. I started with Tweetflows, moved to EGON and now I’m finally settling for lal – little activity language. The name describes the basic design principle, which is the encapsulation of (semi-)structured actions as an activity. However, as this is quite an abstract definition, let me describe this in a more mundane way.

An activity can be compared to a check-list or todo-list: it describes things that one needs to do and can upon completion cross…

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Conceptual Model Qonnect Activities

June 22nd, 2014 by Martin No Comments

In this post, I’m briefly discussing the conceptual model of our current project from an activity theoretical perspective. Our project is called qonnect and is a mobile CRM platform, tailored for SMEs. Its core functionality is the communication between provider (SME) and enduser (customer). Both, provider and enduser have timelines which contain entries that are messages from the respective counterpart. Provider write information into the timeline of the enduser and enduser write feedback into the timeline of the provider (see overview below).

Conceptual_Model

In qonnect, a provider executes one…

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Activity Language Syntax and Indirect Objects

June 8th, 2014 by Martin No Comments

. One of the reasons why indirect objects pose a problem is that they require a preposition, like to, on, of or with. For example, when asking the individual Peter to send a document to IKANGAI the preposition is “to”:

@peter send.document https://www.ikangai.com/document to @IKANGAI

Another fictitious example is asking Peter to calculate the average execution time of a service:

@peter calculate.average executionTime of https://www.ikangai.com/service

Prepositions generally complicate parsing a bit, because there are simply several prepositions to…

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Activity Theory and Mobile Processes

June 4th, 2014 by Martin No Comments

After a while of back and forth finding a theory that fits to my ongoing work on mobile processes that operate on ego networks of individuals, I’m finally settling for Activity theory. Activity theory has it’s roots in the works of Vygotsky and Leontiev. It has been rediscovered in the context of HCI and been used as framework for studying HCI related issues. The core of framework itself (Activity theory is actually no theory in the scientific sense) is quite simple: an activity is a hierarchal structured entity with a motive that drives the activity. It consists…

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