Tuesday, November 12, 2013

BRAG - Better than RAG indicators?

Many of us are familiar with RAG traffic light indicators on our reports:

  • Red indicates that there's a problem
  • Amber shows something that's partially complete, stuck or needs attention
  • Green is what we're headed for - an All OK status
But what about adding Blue also for something that's taken care of but, say, is in an 'Outbox' waiting to be reported? This is an extra status that quickly shows the user that they've mostly done the work, but no one else is aware of it yet because they've not completed the report-back phase of work.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

#Privacy implications of #Android and #Glass microphones?

Thanks, Graham Coppard, for drawing my attention to this fab video showing the potential for Google Glass to assist workers on a shop floor with all sorts of added-value information while keeping their hands free for tasks.

However, what are the privacy implications of having Google's microphone permanently on, transmitting everything it hears for processing in the cloud?

That's what we've got with the latest version of Android devices. Google Glass adds video to the sound. I can't imagine it's a great idea in a sensitive manufacturing environment, for example.
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