[IxDA Discuss] The Third Place: We're designing it now. << some thoughts

Allison Bloodworth abloodworth at berkeley.edu
Tue Oct 9 00:16:39 UTC 2007

I just saw a Masters Project presentation on a system that did some  
of this at UC Berkeley's i-School in May: http:// 
They used OpenID to manage single sign on.

On Sep 24, 2007, at 7:57 AM, Daphne Ogle wrote:

> Interesting discussion on the Interaction Design Association list  
> about the idea of a shared identity across the communities we are  
> involved in.
> I think this is a very interesting idea for Fluid and our  
> communities as many of our users need to keep track of their  
> various institutional identities in their LMS, CLE, Portals, SIS,  
> etc.  Identity management component anyone?  I could see user's  
> managing their institutional identity independent of our systems  
> and the systems then utilize what is relevant in their context.
> P.S.  You can check out the full discussion at ixda.org.
> -Daphne
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: "Jenifer Tidwell" <jenifer.tidwell at gmail.com>
>> Date: September 23, 2007 4:20:23 PM EDT (CA)
>> To: "W Evans" <wkevans4 at gmail.com>
>> Cc: discuss at ixda.org
>> Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] The Third Place: We're designing it  
>> now. << some thoughts
>> Will's essay made me wonder something.  Does any software exist to  
>> help me
>> manage the identities I present at various online sites?
>> As he points out, online identities tend to be fragmented.  My social
>> circles rarely interact, especially the online ones, and I present  
>> different
>> faces to each (not necessarily on purpose, but as a side effect of  
>> the
>> communities' purposes and social norms).  I find it hard to keep  
>> track of
>> all of them.
>> On the most simple level, for instance, I might want a way to  
>> update my
>> avatar on most of the communities I frequent.  (Even simpler, I don't
>> remember what my username is on some of them anymore!  I want  
>> something to
>> keep track of that.)  Another thing I might want to do is see a  
>> summary of
>> where I've been active and where I haven't.  Or keep track of  
>> friends lists
>> in various places.
>> Anyone?
>>                      - Jenifer
>> ---------------------------------------
>> Jenifer Tidwell
>> jenifer.tidwell at gmail.com
>> http://designinginterfaces.com
>> http://jtidwell.net
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> Daphne Ogle
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> University of California, Berkeley
> Educational Technology Services
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Allison Bloodworth
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University of California, Berkeley
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