[LINK] MashupAustralia Contest

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Thu Oct 15 14:07:37 AEDT 2009

At 14:37 +0000 14/10/09, stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
>The Government 2.0 Taskforce invites you to MashupAustralia.
>  http://mashupaustralia.org/
>Most Popular Mashups
>1.Postcode Finder

Mmmm, 2611 is Weston Creek (western edge of Canberra).

The map points to a spot 18km WSW, in Namadgi National Park, close to 
Bendora Dam (one of the bits still burnt from the Jan 2003 fires).

As far as I can see, the display doesn't offer postcode boundaries.

The Gregory's seems to suggest that 2611 is confined to Weston Creek 
(although a mate out along Cotter Rd towards Namadgi has 2611 in his 
entry in the phone-book).

This isn't just a grizzle for no reason.

The questions are:
-   what's the purpose of the app?
-   does the design reflect that purpose?
-   is this exercise technology-driven rather than user/use-driven?

Roger Clarke                                 http://www.rogerclarke.com/

Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd      78 Sidaway St, Chapman ACT 2611 AUSTRALIA
                    Tel: +61 2 6288 1472, and 6288 6916
mailto:Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au                http://www.xamax.com.au/

Visiting Professor in the Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre      Uni of NSW
Visiting Professor in Computer Science    Australian National University

More information about the Link mailing list