EDesign Lab was featured in the latest New Learning Times episode, and it includes a quick overview of what the program is about and what we’re up to. Super exciting, and I’m psyched to be working with such amazing folks.
This Spring, my Interactive Prototyping class will be doing a 5-week collaboration with Mozilla Labs, and the students will be prototyping some future ideas for Mozilla related to the question “What would a future multi-screen Firefox experience be?” Aaron Druck, David Ascher, and I have been working for a number of weeks putting this project together, and I’m very excited about this opportunity for the Masters students.
Last week, Aaron came out to visit the class, we provided background information on the project, and did some “speed dating” rapid sketching exercises dealing with some specific design questions. After reviewing the outcome of sketches, we split them over the following themes: Sharing Media, Content Curator, and Collaboration Maker. Each student decided the general concept theme they wanted to work with, and we set up groups of 3 – 4 students. You can get information from the presentation above as well as the class blog.
Looking forward to seeing the prototypes!
Students in my Creative Computing and Creativity and Computation Lab courses were asked to show their work in the 2 W 13th Street, 10th floor exhibit space at Parsons. I’m really impressed with the efforts all the students made in preparing their work so far this semester, and thanks to the following students for exhibiting:
Mennie Shen & Jorge Proano
Bernardo Santos Schorr
The exhibit is open to the public and will be on display until the end of the semester.
This is the first in an ongoing series of food and code hackathons and skill-shares. Today (10/11) and Monday (10/15) will be Github Potluck hosted at Parsons The New School for Design. Details for the Github Potluck are:
When: Thursday (10/11) & Monday (10/15), 5 – 7pm
Where: 6 E 16th Street, Room 1205
What: Bring a computer, a Github login, a penchant for text editing, and a dish of something you enjoy.
This is an opportunity for people to share delicious food and knowledge about design, technology, and life in general.
This event is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there.
This past weekend was World Maker Faire Year 3, and this was the third year I was able to be involved with the event. Each year Maker Faire has attracted more people, and this year was the largest of the three by far. Parsons / MFA DT had a table for the first time, and Ivy and I both volunteered and showed my project, RhythmSynthesis. Our table received two Maker Faire “Educator’s Choice” awards and at points were 4 people deep along the whole table. It was an amazing weekend, and we left Sunday evening totally exhilarated and with hoarse voices.
Photos by Ivy Raffa
It was exciting to get my project out for everyone to use, and it was great to be included in Mashable’s Maker Faire wrap-up. A special thanks to Mike and the whole Maker Faire crew who helped out in the Maker Tent making sure we had everything we needed and keeping things running well.