Because companies need more ways to collect data on customers, the engagement platform Hurdl has created a wearable LED for concert-goers. Attendees are given an LED device at the door of their event and activate it through a series of questions over SMS. Devices illuminate different colors based on users' answers, creating a glowing crowd at the concert...
Our amazing resident artists Wearable Media Studios are holding free workshops to share some of their wisdom about combining data, fashion and wearable technology!Please spread the word RSVP zoe.logan@tc.columbia.eduThe incredible installation is on the 2nd floor, 
This past Tuesday I had the opportunity to attend an event at the School of International Public Affairs titled Democratizing Education: The Future of Global EdTech. 5 entrepreneurs from across four continents gave their unique perspectives on challenges and opportunities in EdTech.Most of the companies at the ...
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A bold title? Not when you're talking about the Smith Learning Theater. In Gary's words, it "underscores our commitment to producing unconventionally collaborative, custom-designed, authentic learning experiences that are playful, valuable, and inspiring."With our Grand Opening this week, join us for An Out-of-this-World Learning Theater Experience—2PM Monday, Tuesday, and Friday....
I thought I would summarize some of the cool software and hardware Apple previewed today.1. iPhone X- Released 10 years after the first iPhone. Face ID, using your face to unlock, authenticate and pay. Apple says it's much more secure than Touch ID- Face ID, using your face to unlock, authenticate and pay. Apple says it's much more secure than Touch ID.-
What is a dark pattern?A dark pattern is a user interface carefully crafted to trick users into doing things they might not otherwise do, such as buying insurance with their purchase or signing up for recurring bills. Normally when you think of “bad design,” you think of the creator as being sloppy or lazy — but without ill intent. Dark patterns, on the other hand, are not mistakes. They're carefully crafted with a solid understanding of human psychology, and they do not have the user’s interests in mind.Harry Brignull is credited with coining the phrase 'dark p...
Today’s huge front page NY Times article from the “Education Disrupted” series may be of interest to those eagerly anticipating the Sept 18th EdLab seminar from the team developing a special issue of TCR on teachers' use of social media as professional development. "Teachers Promote Their Brands, Drawing Fans and Controversy" (online title Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues) spotlights Kayla Delzer, a third grade educator in North Dakota. ...
As part of the Library website redesign project, we are exploring the possibility of having a mobile app that can complement or enhance patron experience with our library. At the same time, we also see reports (see below) of how difficult it is to get users to download and use new apps. What are your thoughts on having an app for the library? Will you use one? What should it do at minimum for you to want to download and use it?Media analytics firm comScore recently
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Following-up the article by Zhou, video title plays an important role when people are searching. So making Vialogues more searchable is one of our goals this version. Besides our new on-site search (If you haven't tried, please do) mechanism, we made some efforts for robots to crawl Vialogues better.
As it becomes increasingly clear that search is a key component of all of our online applications, we have been giving more and more thought to the quality of the search experience. With that in mind, here are some tips in a checklist for reviewing our approach to the search experience. The one that stands out to me is the advice on examining search behavior to determine ways to improve ...