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Good Deeds app - making progress

Good Deeds app - making progress

Posted: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:55

After a hard day's work over the keyboard by Graeme and Dave, behind the scenes of the Good Deeds web app in progress. The app's history is stored on the left, the app interface code is centre, and the first version is just visible in the browser on the right.

For the technically-minded, we're using git for version control (left), the Python-based framework Pyramid for the server-side code (not shown), and Angular (centre) for the app's front-end functionality.

Tags: Good Deeds, app, programming, code

Fourth user group meeting

Fourth user group meeting

Posted: Sun, 21 Jul 2013 15:17

User group members finally received the iPhone 4 phones chosen for the project, and used most of the session to become familiar with them. After a brief demonstration by Thom covering how to: connect to a wifi network, set a passcode lock, use iCloud backup, send a tweet, find tweets with a hastag, and a mention of the fact that 'find my phone' had been enabled, the user group posted messages via Twitter, and explored other features of the phones. Dave demonstrated how to attach a photo to a message,.. Read More »

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Third User Group meeting

Third User Group meeting

Posted: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:11

At the third meeting of the Good Deeds User Group, media technology lecturer Thom Corah gave a presentation (available online) that introduced the group to the basics of social media applications, and offered some examples of what they have helped achieve. After the presentation, the group shared their own experiences of social media, which ranged from regular user to complete beginner.

An online questionnaire has been designed for the project to gather information from the User Group in more detail,.. Read More »

Tags: social media, Good Deeds

Start-stop-continue

Start-stop-continue

Posted: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:54

This exercise—carried out by the Good Deeds user group at their second meeting—is designed to focus feedback about energy use in buildings under three crucial headings: what can people in an organisation start doing, stop doing, and continue to do in order to reduce energy use. The exercise generated a wide variety of ideas (see larger image), which are listed below—some are slightly edited for clarity:

Start:

  • rewarding building uses for saving energy
  • more investment required
  • commitment.. Read More »

Tags: Good Deeds, Energy Use, behaviour change

Second user-group meeting

Second user-group meeting

Posted: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 20:59

We had the pleasure of Dr Andy Wright from the IESD to talk to the group on the environmental impact of energy use in buildings. He covered some important and occasionally surprising issues, and explained how the need to take action in our buildings to reduce energy use is a crucial issue. You can view his slides on slideshare.

Over lunch (see photo!) the group also carried out a 'start-stop-continue' exercise (mentioned in Scott Belsky's 'Making ideas happen'), writing brief suggestions on energy.. Read More »

Tags: Energy Use, Public Buildings, Climate Change, Dmu, Iesd, Good Deeds

First User Group Meeting

First User Group Meeting

Posted: Wed, 22 May 2013

10 people attended the first Good Deeds user group meeting, including 7 from Leicester City Council who have kindly agreed to become user group members. Following a presentation about the project by Richard Bull (Powerpoint downloadable from the link below), the group introduced themselves and raised a number of issues they had identified in their own places of work. After the next round of meetings, these contributions will be collated to help form the project's approach in devising tools that make.. Read More »

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