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Congratulations to our neighbors! They've made it to GOOD's Top 10 Masters of Campus Social Media List. "5. Columbia University: Nearly every department and club at Columbia has some sort of social media presence. Fortunately, the university's social media directory makes it easy for students to figure out how to connect using Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. Connecting ...
Cool pop up reading rooms will be showing up in our fair city very soon.
SO a while ago I saw this awesome prosthetic tentacle designed by Kaylene Kau And then again today I saw it in this larger article about Form Following Function. ...
Not long ago, Microsoft launched a platform called, pex4fun. It's a social, community-based, intelligent, fun, analytics, programming languages learning platform. Some key functions of Pex4fun: -community based authoring; build on top of wiki -engage programming games; allow to create puzzles with correct implementation for duel challenges (such implementation can become an online IDE. Each step becomes the hint for users when they encounter problems) -social; live feeds to show duel re...
HTML5 and the related technologies are upon us but it is still not that easy to get a HTML5 project off the ground. This is mainly due to a lack of implementation of the as yet unfinished standard by all browsers. There are plenty of things one needs to do in both their HTML markup and their CSS to get elements working and rendering correctly. Enter Initialzr a small framework to get your HTML5 project off the ground. Initialzr is based upon the powerful and helpful HTML5 Boilerplate framework, but is distilled ...
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Skitch is a collaboration tool based around annotating screen captures. It seems like a lot of designers are using it to do quick and communicative wireframes and re-designs. I like tools like this that serve one simple purpose and can then be easily uploaded to a service like Teambox or Basecamp. You can read a short overview of how one small design team uses Skitch here.
I have been looking into the new OS X application named Hype which, appropriately, is getting a lot of hype. Essentially Hype is a tool to create dynamic and interactive content which is then translated into HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript for use on modern web browsers. It seems to be the real deal and will allow non-coders to create rich animations and web content without a single line of code being written. Of course you can also use it as a starting point to write your own code. Tools like this can also serve to be a great education tool. A user can b...
Our Birmingham trip included a visit to EBSCO Media, the print division of EBSCO, where we investigated options for the UFR curriculum print component to be distributed nationally. We discussed the option of having a shrink-wrapped binder insert package of lessons, and this led to a tour of the equipment that produces these types of materials. Above you see the circular conveyer used to transport the glued materials from one stage to the next with the transit allowing time for the glue to dry. ...
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AI translated to Canvas automagically. Enough said.
A formal theory of Facebook-icity "Social design is actually central to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, I believe. After our physiological needs of food and water, and after our basic safety needs of, well, essentially not getting killed, we have a very interesting duality between needing love and belonging and our own sense of self-esteem" Ahem. Hrmm...