Monthly Archive: January 2012

Preview: Reprogram Your Yard, Then Eat It

People nowadays are more and more concerned about their food – where it comes from, how it was processed and what was put into it to make it look more appealing. There is the organic food movement and the local farmer’s market is the place to be seen at when shopping for fruits and vegetables....

At First Glance…

As the instructor of this course and while the students are working on previews, I thought I’d make a post about some of the things I am most excited about seeing at SXSW this year. It’s always good to have a plan, before the madness sets in, and it doesn’t hurt to have Plan A,...

Preview-Get Smart! Hack Your Brain for Peak Performance

It has been said that once you get to a certain age, everything and everyone some how becomes set in their ways.  A routine in what to do, where to go, and how to think about doing it all. Perhaps, our mindsets aren’t as concrete as first glance would suggest. Get Smart! Hack Your Brain...

Preview-3D Printing: Not Everyone Will Be Excited

Matters of copying and copyrighting 3D printed objects are some of the main highlights of Michael Weinberg’s panel on 3D printing.    3D printing is an ever evolving process that uses a scan of real life objects or a computer generated objects and takes those object from the  virtual-reality to reality.  The process uses the computer...

Preview – Future of Entertainment: Viewer Becomes User

Generally speaking, there aren’t many things surpassing the popularity of entertainment television, in terms of consumption nowadays in the U.S. But when you think about it, there is one thing that just might rival it: mobile social networking. So what do you think happens when you mesh both of those elements together? Speakers from the...

SXSWi Jessica Ivins

Preview: Think Before You Pink

Designing Experiences for Women Assignment: Design a website for a female demographic. Typical Solution: background-color: pink; img src: url(flowerprint.jpg) Well, Jessica Ivins is here to tell you that’s not always the right solution in her discussion, Designing Experiences for Women. Jessica Ivins is an experience designer for Happy Cog, a website development company which handles...

Preview: Do the Doodle

Doodling is usually portrayed as a mindless, unproductive way to pass time, but this is not the case anymore. Visual Communication has become increasingly important as a result of the constant flow of information we encounter from day to day. To really hone in on certain concepts,ideas, facts, and figures, we seek simplicity, not complexity....