International / IIRS meet web and International
- Portugal most suitable for pilot – one country with one language, and a website
- Ben is the most suitable point of contact to negotiate funding if a national hub wants funding to translate info graphic
- Ed get back to everyone in the IIRS meeting with these meeting notes (BEN check them first – Ed will send Thurs 10/10)
- Ben send Ed list of contacts from meeting
- Ben send all national hubs a mail with the process and next steps
- Ben confirm if TN can pay for the translation master file template (NB if no, then add £10 onto price of process)
- Ed to contact Emilio and Chris Wells about doing this with Trucie (maternity leave coming up makes her unavailable)
- Ed create a comms wiki page for info graphic translations updates
- Ed remove the ‘authors.totnes’ email forwarders from our mail service
IIRS feedback from national hubs meeting
Present at meeting:
- (May have been others too)
– IIRS very popular
— could there be a user profile widget ? especially for the start ups? ED – see the comments below. TI and user accounts are linked.
– part of the process of adding content – bedded in
– discussed at hubs meeting – agreed that the two best options are Portugal or Spain
— Spain – working on a new website which is planned to arrive before Christmas
— Portugal – Have an existing WordPress site
Ben and Ed discussed in depth
– Portugal have a WP site up so they will have less to do and more focus on IIRS pilot
– Spain will be busy doing their site and we don’t want to distract them from that for now
AGREED: Portugal in better position – Spain would be best using their time on their own site! Portugal to go on with IIRS pilot
Questions from hubs meeting:
– Data protection
– particularly denmark (very tight)
– portugal – if dealing with a formal association – then it’s OK to move data around
– general feeling that it’s not clear what the law is
— Ed reply to Ben:
— TN tried to get legal advice about this in the Projects Widget project and could not find support (via the funder)
— Agreed it’s a delicate area. The only data we will collect is email addresses (for now)
– Individual who adds initiative
— do they have to be registered? wasn’t clear from the presentation
— Ed reply to Ben:
— the user is either registered, or registers as step one, it’s integrated into the process. A TI profile has to have a user account to be related to. No user account, no TI profile.
– Belgium question: two languages – dutch and belgian
— good question – discussed in depth at planning stage – it’s a big point
— this pilot has an assumption currently one language one country so we can learn the basics before becoming more complicated
— if we proceed beyond the pilot, we will need to find an experienced developer who has done this before to help
– Duplications – how do we stop
— we don’t at the moment. They aren’t any rules about this.
— very popular with some countries – it’s a great service!
— it is also bad for widgets – TN tried with the earlier UK project widget work and couldn’t bed a widget into ning 🙁
– conversations around TN UK hub site for 2014 are converging around the ideas of connecting Tis and people (possibly in regional groupings) which would be better than Ning – but is only a design now. IF this worked out, and we shared the UK hub socio-technical architecture, this could be shared (NB: different cultures have different socio-technical preferences).
— at which point can the user opt in to being a registered user and/or having a newsletter sub in the process?
— the whole process is an opt-in, and the newsletter can be opted out of
Infographic feedback from national hubs meeting and translations
All loved it – very popular!
Works better as a horizontal piece
– could do another design change if we got the budget
– currently can download and print A4
– could be great in a booklet – ring bound
Could it work as prezi?
– all the images are available as adobe indesign files for anyone to re-use imaginatively and responsibly
– Ed is not convinced by Prezi; it’s fashionable and makes him seasick and is used very badly very often. Also the info graphic has a linear narrative structure; prezi is better with recursive structures. But people can do whatever is best for them.
Could be good in ‘alternative html’ (Croatia)
– Ed isn’t sure what this means 🙂
Arabic and Hewbrew
– direction issue if it was to be horizontal – OK for top to bottom
Next steps for info graphic:
– point all national hub contacts in the direction of the files and spreadsheet
– national hubs can add themselves to the google doc list to ‘Applications’ worksheet
– all files and spreadsheet are live
ACTION: Ben send all national hubs a mail with the process and next steps
ACTION: Ben confirm if TN can pay for the translation master file template (NB if no, then add £10 onto price of process)
ACTION: Ed to contact Emilio and Chris Wells about doing this with Trucie (maternity leave coming up makes her unavailable)
ACTION: Ed create a comms wiki page for info graphic translations updates
– Ed has updated monthly theme but no link yet
— Featured training – Ed calling Naresh
Need any technical support/help/tasks done?
International language piece – Filipa and Ben
Ed said Filipa is keen to talk about this
Domain names: Can Ben help Ed decide on these?
transitionnetworknews L ed check with mike
– can we delete all the authors.totnes and xxx.totnes emails?
— not being use we don’t think