With a great sound system in the Learning Theater, sound is more important for our projects than ever before. This makes a new tool for soundtracks particularly interesting for our work. Check out Modelizer, but remember, these guys specialize in sound, not websites.
As we continue to evolve our work processes and the services we offer to the College community, we might want to consider the 5 day Design Sprint process developed by GV. The process brings together key team members and clients to produce and test a prototype solution. The GV sprint page provides a number of useful resources for planning a sprint and
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 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.
With our work in the Learning Theater just beginning to use data to configure the space, we might consider the case of Daybreaker, an early morning
cognitive dance party that combines exercise and dancing to start the day. It uses IBM Watson to apply personal data to structure experiences and interactions for those attending. Check out some of the key features:
It has been several years since Hui Soo and I taught a course that covered service design. This article from Customer Think is a reminder that all of our immediate efforts to improve the patron experience (e.g., wayfinding, EdLab account, EdLab interface, search, Learning Theater Events) need to be integrated into a more wholistic view that encompasses the total experience of i...
As we continue to refine our outreach efforts, it seems useful to remember the role of newsletters in reaching people. This article highlights the importance of newsletters and discusses some of the design challenges they present. What do you think of our current newsletters for the library, TCR, NLT, and the EdLab?
As we develop our approach to project based learning in the EdLab, it is useful to consider the lessons highlighted in this article on project based learning in the k-12 sector. What other rules or guidelines should we consider?
Since we often use ideation in our design events, the set of approaches described in this piece on various ideation methods should be useful as we plan for upcoming events. So, what's your pick: Brainstorming, Braindumping, Brainwriting, or Brainwalking? Or are you inspired to develop your own unique ...
Thanks to everyone who partipated in identifying needs for online learning resources for our fall class and to those who provided client feedback along the way. The students have created four very interesting projects that the library might adopt. Each of the projects has a demo site on Pressible for your review:
Idea Exchange Platform. This project created a online space for students to share current work and seek ...