APHS Glass App

As Alan Kay once famously said the best way to predict the future is to invent it.

The INSPIRE Centre, University of Canberra is a research centre that prides itself on listening to great ideas, garnering plausibility amidst the cacophony of perceived versus actual.

Inventors find their home here as they crash-test ideas with our team, diversely differing individuals who also dream and invent ways to make awesomeness transparent. The most important inventions often surface as events like the #glassmeetup conduct on 12 May 2014 

It's our mission at the INSPIRE Centre to make visible the process of engagement, open dataminds, make real human centred design thinking.

APHS Twitter

Cathie Reid, APHS (pictured) is one of those rare people who know how to engage with complex challenges and dream of ways to make innovation useful, take ideas to the ground and make them real. 

With the help of INSPIRE Centre Director Professor Robert Fitzgerald, User Experience Designer Matt Bacon, Technical Powerhouse Lee Yu and Professional Associate Alexander Hayes, the jigsaw pieces have resulted in a collaboration that has resulted in a working proof-of-concept, a first stage application for Google Glass also largely due to the brilliance of Cecilia Abedia, developer and co-creator of LynxFit.

Read the full post here - http://cathiereid.com/glass-app/

In essence, a co-creation space has opened up where the long-tail of learner engagement, research and knowledge brokering will result in fully fledged, tested and critiqued industry lead application.

In this case the prototype is software as a hypothesis that skipped a few steps :)

The event Twitter thread that shows the full picture on what the most important aspects of the second or third stage stage in the conceptualisation of usefulness - https://twitter.com/search?src=typd&q=%23ucgm1

The University of Canberra welcomes the opportunity to engage with industry, multi-sector, national and international, to provide opportunities that propagate ideas, bring together minds made from molds that are internationally and culturally diverse, to conceptualise and support frameworks of engagement, bring good ideas to reality.

This is the beginning of where APHS and the wider industry affiliation with University of Canberra will prosper. The implications of this innovation, the testing, the interrogation of it's usefulness, it's social and workforce impact now made possible by Cathie's innovation and Cecilia's engineering are the next steps in this test of usefulness.

The Paramodic team will be an important part in the next steps of that journey.

The University of Canberra, with it's four key research themes of focus, excellence, impact and partnerships looks forward to supporting APHS in that journey, as a world ranking young university adding value by fostering human centred design thinking, realised innovation and rigorous critique.

UC has a vision of being recognised as one of Australia's most innovative tertiary institutions. Connecting and growing partnerships that ultimately bring about greatness by example for students is one of the most tangible outcomes of this union.

Glass Meetup #1

Our first #glassmeetups public event occurred on the 12th May at the +INSPIRE Centre, University of Canberra with key national and international speakers in an interactive program of events. We were joined by members of the Google Glass Explorer Community and other key speakers who are actively engaging with this technology across many differing industries, organisations and social settings.

Interview - Randall Leverette

Short interview with Randall Leverette - https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RandallLeverette/posts

“...For me being an Explorer is almost an extension of being Google…I am representing a product that is not widely commercially available and I certainly don’t want to bring…ah…bad light to something that I have been privileged to have access to…and I might think differently to a lot of other people because of my communication and marketing sensitivities…and sensibilities but thats how I view this …I don’t think people who get upset about other people wearing #glass are luddites or you know….neanderthals…I just think it makes people uncomfortable…and as a person who has access to something that might make people uncomfortable their feelings about what I’m doing are more important that my right to be able to do it to show off this device that I have…[31:58] - 8 April, 2014 - Randall Leverette - http://youtu.be/XYR-5xpYzWA

Glass and Transparency - Legal

I met with Jon Mitchell Jackson today in a Google Hangout regarding #glass in the legal context.

"...Mitch Jackson has been a trial lawyer for 28 years and is a 2013 California Litigation Lawyer of the Year (CLAY Award) and 2009 Orange County Trial Lawyer of the Year. When he’s not trying cases, Mitch uses social media to help good attorneys become great trial lawyers and to show everyone (not just lawyers) how to be better communicators. "

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