Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Knowledge Concepts II

In this section I go deeper into what the relation is between the concept and how we could build into a future technology.

Even though we have knowledge = information + experience, which is for sure something an individual can accomplish on his own, I will call this knowledge k, and when you bring collaboration in we’ll call it K (with upper case), because you will have an expanded view of many people experiences and points of view, which make what you learned a wiser piece of knowledge and confirms it’s validity. If there are any exceptions, you will more likely find about them when collaborating with others.

K= Data + Processes + Collaboration. Let me say that knowledge is not represented by them, but their interactions, same way a system is defined. If you take an elephant and divided it in two, you do not have two elephants. . This means that data only, or processes or collaboration do not give you knowledge, only the interaction between the three will. Collaboration is what we’ve been missing to make it successful in practice when working in a team.


There are additional elements to consider when interacting with knowledge from the technology perspective. These are:


Interface: it represents the medium and the form that we are using to access the systems information. In the past it was a book, today means a computer, or electronic device used to access information. The key aspect of it is it's flexibility and adaptability to any situation, so that people will always be able to read the information presented.

Find: I like more this word than "searching" because you can search forever and never find anything meaningful. Finding means just that, been successful at searching something, sorting it out, and extracting what you are looking for. Google makes a great job at bringing us relevant results based on the value it calculates from the connections or hyperlinks in pages around the web. That is a good first step into what the future could bring, easy tools that allow us to scan and FIND all the information universe.

2 Comments:

Blogger Douglas Weidner said...

I like Find as well, but consider what you need to do once found. Find usually means a few good articles on your area of interest, harvesting those potentially lengthy articles for the real pearls may be something after find.
We're using some new technologies at the www.KMInstitute.org to interrogate articles to uncover pearls in context.

3:40 PM  
Blogger LiL said...

Find is taken as a higher action than just search, combining results in a way that you actually arrive some where. I take what you say into my collaboration part which is how do you generate or extract new ideas from what you found. It is very interesting to see how people get creative with these tools.

4:11 PM  

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