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Seeing Through Visual Technologies

From September 13-15, I attended the Second International Visual Methods Conference held at the Open University in Milton Keynes, UK. Visual methods cover a broad set of social science research tools and approaches, from video documentation to creating data visualizations. One of the most striking themes that surfaced during this three-day conference was a consistent connection drawn between images and technology.


Exploring the Definition of Information Design

I once overheard a professor from another school on campus refer to her course as a “passion-building” class. When she used that term, I immediately thought of classes that I had taken where a topic or idea continued to inspire or motivate me long after I received a grade. While passion-building moments certainly happen in… Read the full article…


CommonGround Partners with Information Space

In 2009, the Dean of the School of Information Studies, Liz Liddy, and the Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Anne Clarke, recognized strong synergies between information, technology and design.  They spearheaded what was to be a year-long initiative to cultivate ties between the two schools. The endeavor was dubbed CommonGround, referring to the… Read the full article…