Illuminating New Thinking in ICT
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Illuminating New Thinking in ICT
Hear it from the experts - together in one place - with staff from Apple, Microsoft, Meru, Google and more.
Thinking about iPads, new types & generations of “Tablets” iPhones, iPods, smart devices, Smart-phones?
Interested in use of mobile 1:1 ICT and BYOD? 1:1 and Bring Your Own Device) have become a huge phenomena!:
Typical questions asked:
• What can we achieve?
• Can we really use tablets & smart - phones consistently?
• Does “the cloud” come into this?
• What is needed from the organisation to make it work?
• What about Security, privacy?
• What does it cost?
We’ll answer your questions.
On November 2nd 2012 join us at one of the following sessions (your choice):
• Session 1: Business (with local FSB branch)
8.30 am for 9.00 start
• Session 2: Education - Pre/Schools, Colleges, Universities, Training Providers
12.00 noon for 12.30pm start
• Session 3: Public Sector Organisations
3.30pm for 4.00pm start
Each Session will last approx 3hrs and include light refreshments
For the FIRST TIME in the Fylde, technology experts together
helping YOU better understand the potential of changes that could provide leaps in learning, in training, in productivity, in creativity and in future employability.
To ALL Managers, ICT Staff, Knowledge Workers, Creatives, Teachers, Heads, Governors, Parents indeed anyone interested:
The opportunities to use personal ICT (Smartphones, Tablets, other Handheld and “portable information devices&rdquo and we can show you what you need to do to ensure success.
The Fantastic Venue:
The Blackpool Sixth Form College,
Blackpool Old Road,
Blackpool, Lancashire. FY3 7LR
It seemed like an obvious question………..
A friend asked me a question yesterday. It was an obvious one, but one for which, if you think about it, there is an obvious question. As I’d been asked it before, I thought I’d add it here - for general reference.
Why are there lists of “Touch Screen” PCs around, but no “Touch Screen” Macs? I does seem strange as Apple has the iPod Touch, the iPhone and the iPad - and has done more to popularise the touch method of input via gestures then any other manufacturer.
There is a problem with “Touch Screens” on desktop screens Steve Jobs said that touchscreen was not a good technology for Desktop Computers. His point was that the way a screen is oriented makes a big difference. It is fine to have the capability for some control, but the distance a screen is from the user is a big factor.
It is very different if the screen is, like an iPad, almost horizontal, or slightly elevated.
As a result, it is very difficult to type on a desktop style touch screen - try it. You still need a keyboard.
Add to this the fact that the iMac is designed to be even further away, for viewing movies etc.....and you'd need a finger on a pole to operate it.
I still think desktop touch screens are - from a design standpoint, less valid. They are great for point of sale, kiosks etc, because they require little typing/simpler interaction.
That and the idea of smeary fingerprints all over my 27" iMac doesn't appeal at all.
In 2011 - could be 2010 I went to see a very senior (Director) who had a problem with her "keyboard" she said. No one could work out what was going on, so as it was next to the Chief Executive’s Office, as usual I was the one to go. I thought she was using a laptop, and was indeed right. Anyway, to cut a long story short she had a laptop on a stand which presented the computer to her almost completely opened up so that the screen was a eye level. Great. The Laptop keyboard also faced her at a steep angle:
Something like this.....
There was only one thing missing - an extra keyboard that was horizontal. She had been using this set-up for 6 months - a little like you would use a touch screen.... but ended up with severe arm pain.
It broke every rule on Health and Safety and comfort. can you imagine enduring the use of a keyboard like that?