With the 2011 Internet Week New York (#IWNY) under way, here's a guide to IWNY events happening. IWNY runs from June 6-13 and features 200+ design and tech events across the city. Though most RSVP-required events are now full, below is a cherry-picked list of great events* still open and worth checking out.
*(Side note: HQ events not included here.
Ednode has a new feature now! Whenever an active user searches a phrase in the search box, Ednode will record the terms the user has searched, who has searched and when the search occurred. There is also an attribute predefined to record the next action of the active user. The next action is none value right now, but will keep for data mining in the future.
The motivation to add this new feature is that we want to know what users are looking for in Ednode. We are now doing research on this user behavior. It will provide useful information for the recommendation system in Ednode.
Monday, May 23rd from 12—6 pm is the last chance to view the Parsons MFA Design + Technology show at 2 West 13th St. You can also check out the projects here.
The BFA Communication Design + Technology show is also still on view for Monday only at 6 East 16th Street, 12th floor, from 10 am—6 pm.
The New Museum's Festival of Ideas for the New City StreetFest this past weekend featured a healthy abundance of technologically and socially creative vendors like Kickstarter, Ghana Think Tank and The Laundromat Project, as well as fantastic local food vendors and fun events like free iPad street portrait sittings (The Drawing Center) and a Freitag bag "Compost Canteen" with free corn soup and 200 limited edition bags given away. The whole event seemed to be a particularly successful blend of art, commerce, analog and digital technology with people spending enjoyable physical time with one another, a difficult balance to achieve.
"Data are as ubiquitous as the air we breathe. With the combination of sensors, computing, math and creativity, data collection and visualization can engage students in new ways of seeing and reporting upon their world."
Mark Hansen from UCLA's Statistics Dept is coming to the NYAS (WTC #7) to give a talk on intelligent design of data visualizations. The focus is on how best to communicate complex insights gleaned from large data using novel visualization techniques. He also explores DataViz prob...
We keep looking for digital tools to support our design events and other design work. I ran across the site for an iPad app called ZigZag. It seems like a reasonable drawing tool, but what might be most useful to us is the coming capacity to share the white-board information over the network. Has anyone used this app?
It's fortunate to find that there is still time to get to this event at NYU, as it is run by AIGA and connects directly to some of the things we are working on in the design area of EdLab...
Wondering where we might get some cool new materials for our next design event or exhibition? Check out this Fast Company piece on Inventables, an online store of amazing products.
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It seems that we have never really solved the problem of providing a powerful and engaging prototyping experience to use in our design events. It might be worth considering something like the iMockups app on the iPad.