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I came across this article on Creative Bloq about fun and unique 404 error pages. The creators of these websites took some extra time designing the 404 error pages so they're in line with the company's branding and spirit. Encountering an error page while searching for something is oftentimes a frustrating experience for users. By paying special attention to the design, however, these creators have turned errors into an opportunity to showcase their design capabilities and offer an entertaining experi...
Bathroom DJ is one of the many accessories we offer to enhance the Learning Theater experience. On June 8th LT will be hosting the TC Board of Trustees and the theme is
Addressing gender and racial inequalities in STEM remains a social and economic pursuit. The majority of software engineers are white males. For example, at Google only one percent of its tech employees are black and only three percent are Hispanic. Oakland, one of the most diverse cities in the US, is implementing computer science as part of its curriculum in almost all of their public schools. Two years ago, there were only three public schools in Oakland offe...
Look Familiar?The Learning Theater isn't the only place people are experimenting with technology to create augmented experiences. The 4DSOUND experiment and institute has made a custom environment for listening.A group of composers, tech...
Free VintagevPosters has released a collection of high resolution classic posters that can be downloaded and printed.  The collection is diverse, covering movies, travel, entertainment, and a range of other topics.
This week the Design Team hosted an afternoon with the Cultural Technology Development Lab
A Bloomberg article on Devialet discusses the founding and future direction of the company that produces the EdLab sound system. The vision and purpose of the company intersects quite directly with our own. Their goal is to create audio experiences to move emotions and to make such experiences widely available to all of humanity, democratizing the unique tech...
As we approach the development of the physical, digital, and human tool sets that will become the library, we have been exploring the blending of data, immersion, emotion, and craft as well as the combination of science and art. These elements have functioned as both inputs and outcomes of our processes. In this journey we have been drawn to boundary blurring projects. An interesting example of of such a project is described in a Rolling Stone
As we continue to develop all aspects of the library program and the physical and digital environments we are constructing to support it, design occupies a central place in our work. Each of our teams has a roll to play in the designs that organize and orient our efforts to support learning. With this in mind the new documentary series,
As we consider improvements to our various applications, we might want to consider some of the points made in the article on journey-driven design. With users relying on a more varied set of devices, including live experience, considering the entire user journey might sensitize us to ways to provide more satisfying interactions.