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YJJ Architecture: Who are the Users?

Yellow Jeep Journey, YJJ Architecture
Author: Mark Dixon
Friday, March 7, 2014
5:07 pm

YJJ UI

When I prepare my Jeep for a long Yellow Jeep Journey, who would possibly use the technology?  What should the User Interface support?

I expect that users will roughly fall into four groups:

  1. Driver:  The guy who drives the Jeep 
  2. Passengers:  People who come along for the ride
  3. Observers:  Folks to may want to monitor trip from afar
  4. Technical Support:  People who keep the technology running.

I expect that any one individual may act in any of these roles over time.

I presume that information will be either near real-time (representing stuff that is happening now), or historical (data collected over a period of time).  The user interface should provide tools to appropriately display and interact with either real time or historical data for each category of users.

I suppose that the types of interactions for each type of user include those listed below:

Drivers will be interested in such things as:

  • Engine health
  • Location/position
  • Direction being traveled
  • Destination and directions
  • Weather – current and forecast

Passengers may be interested in thing such as

  • Route planning
  • Response to observers questions and comments
  • Updating blogs and articles while traveling

Observers may be interested where they Jeep has been and what is happening

  • Location
  • Direction
  • Destination
  • Route travelled
  • Weather
  • Photos, video, audio recordings, blog posts.

Technical support folks may want to monitor

  • Health of the electronics
  • Alarms and warnings

Do you have any other ideas?  What would you like to see on this blog or accompanying website if you were to monitor my long Yellow Jeep Journey?

Thanks for your input.

Roll on Yellow Jeep Journey!

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#YJJ Architecture: Enabling my Yellow Jeep Journey

Yellow Jeep Journey, YJJ Architecture
Author: Mark Dixon
Friday, March 7, 2014
4:47 pm

YJJArchitecture

I have decide to use the term YJJ Architecture when I refer to the technology architecture that converges Identity, IoT, Mobile, Social and Cloud technologies to enable the Yellow Jeep Journey.

In keeping with well established Enterprise Architecture practices, the technology architecture should be an enabler for overall business objectives, not just a science experiment.  In the YJJ Architecture case, I may be stretching that definition a bit, because in a way, may objective for the YJJ Architecture is to create a rolling laboratory to test out great technology!

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Yellow Jeep Technology Convergence – Take 2

Yellow Jeep Journey
Author: Mark Dixon
Thursday, March 6, 2014
9:21 am

Recently, I posted a diagram illustrating the convergence of technology for the Yellow Jeep Journey  After further thought, I believe the following diagram is a bit more accurate.  By separating Social Media and other services from the Yellow Jeep cloud, we can focus on what functions should exist within the Yellow Jeep cloud and what services will used from other sources.

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Yellow Jeep Technology Convergence

Yellow Jeep Journey
Author: Mark Dixon
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
9:33 pm

Recently, I blogged about my interest in leveraging five major converging technologies (Identity, Internet of Things, Mobile, Social and Cloud) to transform my Yellow Jeep into a rolling laboratory, enabling me to experiment with and demonstrate how these important trends can enrich our lives.

This diagram will provide a framework for exploring my ideas:

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The three big areas of exploration:

Instrumenting the Yellow Jeep – What sensors, actuators and control systems can be installed in the Yellow Jeep to monitor the vehicle, provide real time and historical data about its journeys and provide appropriate interaction with the driver and passengers?

Cloud functionality – What functions should exist in the cloud to receive and store data from the Yellow Jeep, provide appropriate supervisory control mechanisms and data analytics, and support user interface applications?

User Interface – What can users see and do via mobile or web applications to trace, interact with and analyze the Yellow Jeep and those who travel with me?

In the next few days, I’ll blog about my ideas in each of these areas.  If any of you would like to share your ideas, please let me know!

Roll on Yellow Jeep Journey!

 

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#YellowJeepJourney: Identity, IoT, Mobile, Social and Cloud

Internet of Things, Yellow Jeep Journey
Author: Mark Dixon
Saturday, March 1, 2014
9:48 pm

I recently launched a personal web site and blog, Yellow Jeep Journey,  to provide a personal canvas where I can document my efforts to reach an aggressive weight loss goal, and more importantly, share my experiences in finding personal freedom, light, power and joy along the way.

But the Yellow Jeep Journey and Discovering Identity blogs are now coming together in an exciting way.  I am exploring how to more effectively integrate my professional pursuits into my quest for personal improvement.  I will cross-post my ideas about this pursuit on both blogs. I hope to garner the insight and support of my professional colleagues and associates as I move forward on this exciting endeavor.

So, here we go …

If you were to take the journey of your lifetime in a Yellow Jeep, how would you customize the Jeep for the journey?  Tires? Lift? Engine? Lights?  Yep – an integral part of the Jeep Mystique is modifying your own vehicle to suite your individual taste.

However, crazy engineer that I am, I have been thinking deeply about equipping my Yellow Jeep in a different way.  Of course, the tires and lift will be there, but I can envision more.  Suppose I could make my Yellow Jeep into a rolling laboratory of sorts, to test, play with and demonstrate the convergence of some of the most important technology trends in the world today? 

I have been heavily involved for the last decade in Identity and Access Management technology.  It has been a great ride, but I want to explore how to apply that technology in new and different ways.  Our world is experiencing great growth and innovation in the areas of cloud computing, mobile technology, social media and the most exciting to me – the Internet of Things. What if my Yellow Jeep could go beyond the traditional Jeep configuration and be equipped with the latest computing equipment and electronics that leverage and even break new ground in these converging forces?

Converge

Over the next several weeks, I will use this blog to record and refine my thoughts about how to leverage these technology trends to make my Yellow Jeep a powerful and exciting example of how these trends can all be leveraged together to enrich and enlighten our lives like never before.

Hope you will come along for the ride!

Roll on Yellow Jeep Journey!

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