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Connecting

Take a look at Connecting — it’s a short film on the current trends in UI, interaction and experience design — and how it’s making us more deeply and richly connected to information and each other. Created by Bassett & Partners, the film is full of great examples of the current state of user experience […]

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Parsons Design & Technology

Recently I was asked (along with Anne Burdick who is chair Art Center’s Media Design Program, and Golan Levin who teaches at Carnegie Mellon) to review the MFA program in Design and Technology (DT) at Parsons The New School. (We also reviewed their BFA programs in Communication Design (CD) and TD, but I won’t discuss […]

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Hijackers

I had a really interesting day today as a guest critic at Art Center’s graduate Media Design Program 2011 thesis review. It was a collection of projects divided into three categories: mediated experiences, exploratory futures, and critical accounts. I’m always fascinated by graduate design projects and the idea of design research. It can be a […]

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Digital Media and Learning Competition

Just announced are the winners of the Learning Lab Designers category of the 2010 Digital Media and Learning Competition. The competition is supported by the MacArthur Foundation and administered by HASTAC (the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory). The Digital Media and Learning Competition, now in its third year, is an annual effort designed […]

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TeacherMate and The Open Learning Exchange

In the latest issue of Fast Company magazine there’s a fascinating article, ‘A’ Is for App, on how technology may unleash childhood creativity and transform education.¬† The article begins with the usual stories about how children, often just a year old, are naturals with the¬†iPhone. Simple yet playful apps help them build vocabulary and learn […]

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Design Education: Don’t be Separate!

I’m very interested in how we develop the next generation of interactive design talent. Partly because I’ve been both a educator (teaching and developing curricula at Art Center) and an employer (my own studio, Triplecode, and within other firms). And also because my own personal path has covered a wide range of professions. David Malouf […]