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Life isn’t all stereotypes and shape-shovelling. Oh no! We all need some light relief from time to time. For no good reason I can think of apart from devilment I thought it would be a break to think about a playlist that would be suitable for those engaged in the art and craft of architectural modelling.
Whilst working at the the Integration Authority Malvern Architecture Lab I had an idea that we could take Peter Seegar’s ‘Little Boxes’ and turn it into The Deployment Song. All I needed was some time to come up with some lyrics. A fellow partner in crime, Julian, thought it a good idea and he was going to have a go being the artistic and creative type. Of course we never got around to it. Too many ideas and too little time - seems to be a constant theme.
Right then, for starters in the style of that old BBC Radio 4 classic - ‘I’m Sorry I Haven’t a View’:
- Little Boxes - Pete Seegar
- Any Colour You Like (well before the UPDM kicks in) - Pink Floyd
- Back to Basics - The Shapeshifters
- Don’t You Want Me AV - The Human League
- Conversations With 2 Tools - Genesis
- Stand and Deliver - Adam and the Ants
- Wired for Sound (bound to be on a SV)- Cliff Richard
- Somewhere Along the Line - Mike and the Mechanics
Of course there may well be others.
- Brake Fast in Emergency by Sleepertrack (Humour) (33% )
- Putting the Architectural Modelling Community First - What You Can Expect to See (33% )
by Nic Plum on Saturday 02 January, 2010 - 14:03 GMT
Posted in Site
This current site is really only a interim site. What is intended is a site that properly supports the folks using TRAK or other MDAF-based architecture frameworks and one which represents the ethos behind it:-
- pragmatic - led by need and application - the human interface to the framework (usability, affordance etc.)
- open - decisions, rationale, explanation
- democratic - involve the community in the site content rather than broadcast top down what I/we think folks need. The centre of gravity ought to be with the users rather than the specifiers-of the framework
- fun - why not? Systems thinkers/engineers and architects are real, dare I say it ‘whole’ people and all sides need to be addressed
- dynamic - the content needs to be able to change and adapt to new circumstances, thinking or practice
What You Might Expect
The features that you should expect to see are:-
- each section of the site is a ‘blog’
- articles can be discussed and commented on by site members
- updates notified by RSS news feeds
- articles can be linked together, tagged, put into categories and dynamically sorted/displayed and searched for by users
- discussion forums
- tool support
- use of architecture frameworks
- modelling / repository organisation - not governed by frameworks but important and common to all
- architects can submit examples of views to help others
- wiki to hold facts on architecture frameworks e.g. metamodel elements, use of UML tools, tips, plugins etc.
- single sign-on to comment, add a forum discussion or to add to the wiki
- everyone can see everything - nothing hidden
- only site members can contribute or comment - contributors and commenters recognised and stand up to the mark!
- fun / anarchic humour
- the lighter side
- not taking life too seriously
- This is But One Part of a Bigger “Whole” (29% )
- Standards - Site Appearance in Internet Explorer 8 vs Anything Else (14% )
- Keep Clear Separation Between the Concerns that Each Architecture View Addresses (14% )
- Risk and Threats - The Common Ground Between Security and Safety? (14% )
- Architecture Description Language (ADL) vs Architecture Framework (14% )