• How ushin shapes help us find, compare, deliberate, and share different kinds of information – to cull for
    • Intro to semantic screen
      • Shapes
        • See hover over on ushin.net/concept
        • facts – the only tag requiring citations (check off: self, link, document, other)
        • merits – displays user ranking of tags, sources and content
        • people – people appear on the screen who have input related to the focus topic
        • (USHIN is a larger vetting, filtering, anonymizing system for connecting people around input)
        • actions – this tag signifies a to-do or event in the future
        • Show it turn the arrow into a long band from now’s date and time into the future: this week,
          • to the right next 3 weeks each a vertical color, the next 11 months
        • (calendar features in common with 1ata simple reminder app)
        • topics – anything
        • needs – the only tag that carries a greater + to entice use
        • feelings – like emoji’s, also can be ranked but word clouds like needs
          • user
        • thoughts – also word cloud of thoughts
        • Shapes are user controlled for appearance on the screen
          relevance- size – grab shape outline – numerical value for importance
          intensity – highlight text long hold – value of point – emphasis
          authorship – custom background – num value for user estimation of source in this instance
          current priority – halo & now on upper left time icons – num value presence and size of timer
          position – centrality for numerical value of relevance
          fonts and other characteristic attributable by user, (given meanings)
          handling – customizable toolbar from the ushin team, outer rims offer their own filters & tools
      • Rims
        • Concentric rings that surround the focus screens. Expand and contract. At their most narrow there are tiny shapes on each side and corner.
          • rims.png
        • Focus screens may be blank, include text, and include other shapes, which packages input for saving or posting on the demo public map(s).
        • Each rim reflects the values given to its shapes by that rim’s source.
        • For demo, the user controls the shapes on the inner rim, can include shapes from other rims, compare shapes from various rims, e.g. facts to facts
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    • Actions
      Find
      • Demo opens with the semantic screen showing recent input: the word “recent” shows up on the upper left, where time-related info, e.g. the interval chosen by us, the authors of this input.
        • our own contact info shows on the upper right:
          • Tech team/USHIN, Inc.

            • The user clicks on our contact info to send their input to us
              • right click context menu
                • about
                • visit website
              • click once they can connect points to our input and send a copy to orig authors – through sources in USHIN – for communication
            • The screen shows the sem screen they just came from, in this case the “recent input” screen tucked behind their own screen – blank, with little icons on their own rim, nothing in the middle.
            • They type in the middle of the screen, and follow the
              method used under “create” below, to add a point to the sem screen they are viewing from us, or to start a new point.
        • paste the interactive screen on the demo and make it easy to click to and from the website from this to keep documentation on the webserver (backed up on our server)
        • Demo has a voice over that welcomes user to watch the overview to see how the differnt aspects and projects come togetheer and use the semantic screen in slightly different ways.
          After the overview there will an interactive demo where you can explore each of these functions separately, with examples that you can add to
      • Users view and can usher connection labels
        • directional relationships are prompted automatically
          • categories are standard linguistics structures and typical semantics
        • users can define their own relationships
          • these can be filtered out by user (private)
          • filtered by ushers acting as sources
          • set by users in preferences and while narrowing to find info.
      • Examples

        Show word clouds from which users select terms

        • Health
          • Topics
            Healthcare delivery
          • Acne
          • Irritable bowel
          • Working out
          • Head injury
        • Football
          • Private Deliberation for Football Players
            • includes publically vetted team doctors
            • ask Steve and Dan to write purpose
            • indivudals
        • The Preconscious Mind
          • See chomsky scarf facts box
        • Birding
        • Food
          • Tofu tricks
        • What is politics?
          • From class
          • Next system project
          • Marxian and neoliberal analyses
        • Mercy
        • Climate Change
        • Nuclear Weapons
        • Politics
          • This topic was launched for students and community members who were inspired to contribute topics and other points that education course offered by the SBS 2017.
          • Gratitude to the sBS UA for attracting informed, concerned and generous people who felt a sense of community and intellectual freedom.
        • ushin projects
          • Local Calendar Project
          • U2U2U
          • F2F
          • 1ata
          • U4U This Prototype Itself
          • USHIN
        • Business ex
          • wanting to sort and file name of applicant with tasks, project names and job desriptions, calendars all independently accessed – with direct contact info and channel. [see u2u2u re device dashboard]
    • Actions
      Compare
      • the semantic screen lets the variety of points be compared as users adjust what to include and rank what’s there
      • Fan out from the central sem-screen in 8 directions, and custom areas. This resembles a macbook timeline – with the last screen forward, and user’s screen as the bottom – approached with a long hold in the center. Each is a transparent layer with it’s unique background or symbol – or however user and author decorated input. this sticks out from the stack and user can tap there to open up the shape-region of the screen and from which sources. User selects appearance whether by fanning out or stacking or
      • Antipodal views
        • e.g. neg and positive feelings about a main point
        • users who input points and queries may inspire ushers to request info on topic from antipolar persectives. Similar shapes will be compared with user choice of appearances: maps, shapes visible, tables and charts
        • recommended by seeing the request by the system for input from opposing view
    • Actions
      Deliberate
      • We see where the information came from and can communicate with it
        • outer rims are other people when the fan backward into the screen, sorted alphabetically by default, user adjusts with R – click option cloud or drop down for now
      • By importance – show size; relevancy – show proximity to center; show urgency (time line appears) and show popularity:
      • Users calculate the values of related points and display the size, intensity and location.
    • Actions
      Communicate
      • Send points and queries to participants in the prototype, later to anyone who joins an indpendent group using the ushin system.
      • Users can invite people to participate on specific points by sending links through other channels that brings them to the map on our site at the point in question, ready for person to add info and check out as a guest of the paricipant, or log-in as a new person.
      • Tagging a person notifies that participant through the internal channel, or email, social network … they choose.
      • Requests are indicated by leaving tags blank.
      • If users don’t already know that person’s contact info, and their handle and channel has not already been published in “ushinspace”, or is not specified by a prior sender, users can float a point or query without a pending outgoing request that other participants who may be a degree closer would relay, with tags perhaps, notifications and any requests, to forward the request.
      • The user responds to the author of a point or query by clicking on that person’s contact info, that appears as a banner on the top right of the screen, as part of the outline surrounding the current semantic screen.
      • The user may also modify the point at hand and then connect with the author.
      • Users must choose a publishing identity as well as a user id, although the user id can be anon (when you leave it blank)
      • Once the modifications are made and the author – or someone else – chosen, the system will contact the recipient with the modifications as updates created by the current user.
        • For the demo these communications are mediated by the tech team
        • In the final USHIN system the user will notify the author of a point, or some other participant, through the internal channel, or email, social network options.
      • When the recipient of a tagged message clicks on an option to reply, … panel opens
      • Emails and other communication channels can include ushin links to public maps, recipients land at the appropriate spot, with their blank shape ready to type into to easily add to the public map.
      • (u2u2u will be a phone app dashboard to other communication channels with similar interface connecting to your contacts as you select)
      • Requirement for publication
        • Responsivity
          • Communiques pending response from input authors in this pre-prototype demo may receive input by the U4U tech team or other ushers to demonstrate demerits for lack of response as well as crowd contributions.
        • Vetting
          • In this early demo ushers volunteering with USHIN, Inc. will curate, approve and publish input acting like autonomous groups which will be a reality in the later distributed prototype, U4U.
      • Relay a point or query
    • Actions
      Create
      • Author a new point or query
        • After typing in the focus, users may hover their text over the different shapes to see subcategories of shapes, and how their text would look inside that shape.
      • Respond to points already posted
      • tagging snippets of text
        • keep text central and hover shapes who then appear surrounding text in center – a bit offcenter toward the shape’s region
        • Users tag input by shortcuts or click on shape in floating icon, or enter after writing and click in a shape region
      • label connections
      • system prompts user with options for relationships, labels of connections appear on the connecting lines themselves when user hovers the connecthen appear with this or other users hover connecting lines on maps, or view on sem screen
        • can hover your text around and see it within regions of the screen or
      • Before saving your input you can bold the words to show up when minimized
    • The demo will include increasing input as this stage permits. clones here that trained ushers vet content
      • there may be approval and publication as soon as the next interested usher publishes the info as source, on their own server, thereby following ushin agreements incl data security, custom privacy, storage of branch and responsivity to input re: the content.
      • confliting branches can be compared to a point within the ushin system itself so that users going a certain direction can connect and integrate nodes .. ?
    • Notes for developers
      • Flow of the demo
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        • video showing a few semantic screen mockups
        • Intro each element in order first the descriptive text appears in center
        • then shape and text together move to the appropriate place on the rim,
        • show cursor selecting and bolding of words by author prior to publishing ( bolded word(s) show in a smaller rim icon)
        • then the icon fades to allow greater attention on next focus
        • show cursor – quick bigger brighter to show click
        • User will pick from a semantic screen until they open multiple examples -then screen display shifts to a table of clickable cells showing main points – the examples.
        • Once user chooses an example the display reverts to semantic screen display that brings that example to focus
        • and surrounding semscreen regions fill with related shapes with text relating to the example
        • click on any shape brings it to the center
        • (the demo will demonstrate the rim feature with mockup groups hosted by USHIN, Inc. The U4U prototype will use rims to indicate other autonomous sources of info)
        • link to interactive semantic screen
          • – interactive screen shows current topics in unique mind-map user layer
          • – users may add input related to examples or create a new map
            • – javascript front end
          • – input comes to tech team by email
          • – input curated, manually uploaded into growing maps of related input
            • (for limited prototype examples)
          • – user receives notice when map is updated
          • The demo begins with a look at future ushin usage to hint at long term goal
      • Node (shape) behavior
        • Basics true for most, if not all, parts of the demo re shape appearance and function:
        • the about is filed as contact info, under group and author – upper right
        • user finds hamburger on all shapes on the far right as an action
        • Before saving your input you can bold the words to show up when minimized
        • Users will be able to label nodes (like FP and other mindmaps)
          • With additional feature that users will be able to usher (put into the focus of a semantic screen) these labels to view related input by others
      • Individual shape properties
        • Facts
          • the only tag requiring citations (check off: self, link, document, other)
          • See chomsky scarf facts box
        • Merits
          • Displays user ranking of tags, sources and content
          • By importance – show size; relevancy – show proximity to center; show urgency (time line appears) and show popularity:
        • People
          • People appear on the screen who have input related to the focus topic
          • We also can see where the information came from
          • Users can invite people to participate on specific points
          • (u2u2u is a phone app that serves as a dashboard to other communication channels with similar interface connecting to your contacts as you select)
          • (USHIN is a larger vetting, filtering, anonymizing system for connecting people around input)
          • Impo: outer rims are other people
          • when you mouse over a person see what they wrote and v.v. (difft colors)
            • (click on the author send this to them as a reply to the person’s input or send them an original point or query from your
          • Demo to mockup author-source relationship
            • All input will show author and include a user-selected USHIN, Inc. endorsed topic
            • Users will be able to recommend topics, to be adopted as the demo expands
            • 1000 different users max to ensure that particpants are aware that this is a pre-prototype demo, hosted by USHIN
            • They will receive an invitation that shows the difference
        • Actions
          • This tag signifies a to-do or event in the future
          • Show it turn the arrow into a long band from now’s date and time into the future: this week,
            • to the right next 3 weeks each a vertical color, the next 11 months
          • (calendar features in common with 1ata simple reminder app)
        • Topics
          • List topics to elaborate in the first iteration of the widget
          • Topics (listed and identified as dead links for now) to elaborate next
        • Needs
          • The only tag that carries a greater + to entice use
          • Show word clouds from which users select terms
        • Feelings
          • Like emoji’s, also can be ranked but word clouds like needs
        • Thoughts
          • also word cloud of thoughts
      • Relationships between nodes
        • Compared with Debatgraph:
          • Directional connections
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              • U4U users will be able to label and usher these connections
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          • USHIN is open source and distributed including governance
        • Users can label and usher connections between nodes

      • Basics around where the demo will be housed, who has access, how information in the working demo flows
      • Hosting & login
        • – located on our website, ushin.net/u4u/demo [users must log-in, can be anon.]
        • – limited initial users at this stage – no need to scale >1000 uids
      • The interface serves as an intake form that forces users to categorize input into one of 8 tags represented by icons of 8 shapes.
    • – basic ushin features shown by film and then interactively:
      • Find, compare, deliberate, judge, communicate and schedule example items.
    • Demo users choose among example input