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Hello Edlab'ers! If you've been down on the three floor in the last few weeks you might have noticed some historical oil paintings hanging around. These ten paintings are part of the restored TC Historical Portraitures collection. For the last few weeks I have been gathering research, stories and documents about each painting with the help of the amazing Jennifer Govan and Pocketknowledge. We have uncovered a lot of interesting facts about each person depicted in their portrait and the artist who created the painting. Each teacher, dean, administrator and president have contributed to TC duri...
Greetings from DC! Andrew, Lauren, and I are perched here on the 3rd floor of the impressive Walter E. Washington Convention Center where AERA, now in its 100th year, is in full swing! Since arriving last night via Amtrak we've been conducting interviews for The Voice with AERA attendees. These are professors and education researchers from all ov...
Fast Company published an article today entitled: The Precarious State of Logo Design. It touches on the vicious critical response to the new Met Logo and the increasingly impossible task of the modern logo to fulfill all of the necessarily needs across the spectrum of platforms we now use every day. "In the past, logos only had to look good in print. Today, brands exist on dozens of platforms, many...
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Hello all! As many of you may know, last week I completed my Innovation Fellowship at Edlab and with it, the podcast series, An Audience of One. Please enjoy the final episode (which is a bit different than the others) below. I hope to see you very soon! Jihii
Episode 3 of An Audience of One. Where do you watch the videos you find online?
Stumbled upon this awesome website comparing flat and realistic-based designs. The endless scroll feature works really well for this site's "storytelling" approach --beautifully done! Flat vs. Realism
Hey everyone! METRO (Metropolitan New York Library Council) announced that Code4LibNYC is hosting an event for anyone interested in libraries, coding, and systems/web services! The event is on Wed, Sep. 10, 2014 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm and Eric Glass, a GIS/Metadata Librarian from Columbia, will be discussing topics like geospatial data repositories, ebooks platforms created in Python and Django, social media integration in web development, and more! It's a great op...
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I did several user testing for a website, mobile applications, tablet applications and my thesis project during this semester. My design process revolves around an idea, research and analysis, rapid prototyping, user testing, visualization, and iteration. From the prototyping step, user testing was involved in every step and I could evaluate and iterate for better solutions. I started with the paper prototype and tried interactive prototypes with different kinds of tools. I learned a lot about users' perspective and mistakes from their experience. In the process of user testing, researching...
As a designer who's been an in-house designer for quite some time, I've always been interested in solving a particular kind of challenge: How can we, ourselves, utilize ‘new' things and new technologies without the need or expense of an agency solution? We are in the middle of planning for a new exhibition in January: “The Voice Show, 200 Episodes” (tentative title). "The Voice”, in Teachers College Record (TCR), will have its 200th episode in November, and we'd like to highlight and share its tremendous value with the Teachers College (TC) community. Ideally, we'd like to select, organize ...
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