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Untitled Document Hi Everyone, I'm here at the AWS Summit conference at the Jacob Javitz center and am taking notes from a couple of sessions. My first session was on "Understanding AWS Security" by Bill Murray, who's two notches down below Bezos. If I had to summarize Murray's argument i...
While searching for a proper visualization to illustrate an example in research finding, I came across a new application, Lyra, by UW Interactive Data Lab. Speaker Arvind Satyanarayan's introduction of Lyra reveals an observation that there are two extremes in the data visualization world. The easy-to-use data visualization tools, such as Excel and Tableau, don't function well for customization, while powerful flexible data visualization tools, e.g. D3, requires some programming knowledge. In this video, Arvind illustrat...
I came across this Kickstarter campaign for Otto, the very first GIF camera. Just imagine the possibilities for Otto, here in the EdLab!
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Smartphones are changing the way we experiencing every day life, so it should come as no surprise that they have started to invade the playing fields of America's favorite past times. California's state-of-the-art sports venue, which is currently under construction, will deliver one of the most interactive and tailored fan experiences around, taking what is inherently a non-digital outing and transforming it into something almost completely tech-based. Imagine entering the stadium and receiving step-by-step directions to your seat, pop-ups for food based on your location, discounts on memorabi...
Students in the Mechanical Engineering program at Brooklyn Technical High School, my alma mater, were recently featured for their use of MakerBot 3D printers in the classroom. It is also interesting to hear the instructor distinguish between verbal and tactile learners. Here is the link to the video clip and story.
Michael Erard has a few suggestions for improve the commenting environment online. The first two, user-driven moderating and sentiment analysis, are things we've discussed quite a bit (the first one being quite ubiquitous on the web), but the latter two, connoisseurship and searchability, are fairly new territories for us. Variations on these ideas could work well in the context of both Vialogues and mSchool.
Amazing Concept: Phoneblocks -It would help reduce e-wastes and also help people customize their phones.
This Appmachine helps people without technical training build things like websites, apps and games. As a designer, it looks like the beginning of the end for designer and coder. Pros: It is well built in simple mobile app. It looks like a very easy and simple process. I think it is good for prototyping something, but not designing. Cons: But I don't think this has much to do with design at all. It also costs over $1,000. If I were an emplo...
Processing Processing is "an electronic sketchbook for developing ideas." Processing also offers a way to learn programming through creating interactive graphics. Among possible ways of learning code, I think students can find motivation in immediate (in real time) visual feedback. Tweak Mode- This is awesome. You cannot type anything while running the app, but you can drag the number values to change them. I think this is a big step up for code tools.
Many of you have likely read about the “all digital” public library that opened in Bexar County, Texas just last week. BiblioTech, as it's appropriately named, proudly boasts the title of “The Country's First Digital Public Library,” but what does that really mean? As it suggests, it's a building completely devoid of books. When Bexar County residents venture into this establishment, they won't hear a quiet shuffle of papers but a muted hum of dozens of computers, tablets, and eReaders, and perhaps a few disgruntled murmurs of patrons attemp...