Big Data in Interactive Web Design

Vinoad Senguttuvan Senior Data Scientist Metis Big Data/Data Science has had a significant impact on the web, influencing the way we price flights, recommend movies and predict elections. Web Design, especially interactive web design, can now use Big Data to validate specific design choices and thereby improve upon its effectiveness. This talk will address how data science can pinpoint … Continue reading “Big Data in Interactive Web Design”

Self-Publishing in Higher Education: Meaning and Approach

James Pannafino Associate Professor Interactive and Graphic Design Millersville University, Pennsylvania Publishing a book is one of the most ambitious goals an educator can have. Recent changes in the publishing industry have created unique opportunities for new forms of distribution. Educators can now create legitimate scholarly outputs with self-publishing platforms utilizing both online and print … Continue reading “Self-Publishing in Higher Education: Meaning and Approach”

Villages in the City

Hui Xie Visiting Scholar in St. John’s University Associate Professor Graphic Design School of Art and Design Shenzhen Polytechnic XiLi Lake, Nanshan District Shenzhen, Guangdong, China “Men and women do not want to move back, but the mark of youth has been branded in their heart. This is not their hometown, but with a deep … Continue reading “Villages in the City”

On Technology, Design and Art: A Reformulation

Alex Liebergesell Associate Professor Pratt Institute Graduate Communications Design The term “design” (Latin designare, to designate) is defined as “intent.” Technology, from the Greek techné (art, craft), are tools derived from the deliberate application of knowledge. Design and technology are therefore inseparably rooted in their common meaning as the deliberate instantiation of ideas. Vilém Flusser, … Continue reading “On Technology, Design and Art: A Reformulation”

Membit: A Magic Time Machine

Jay Van Buren Artist, Designer CEO and Founder, LLC Co-Founder and CEO, Membit Inc. Places are part of our identity. Our memories and experiences are tied to places, and yet in a world where we increasingly use digital means for everything, there’s no good way to mark a place as special to us, or … Continue reading “Membit: A Magic Time Machine”

Improving Cybermedia Literacy In Art Education Through Internet Art: A Study on Adolescent Perspectives

Laura Scherling GreenspaceNYC, Co-founder The New School, Design Lead Teachers College, Columbia University, Doctoral student  By fostering cyberliteracy in the arts, educators and their students can examine the digital artifacts of our time and embrace a dialogue that addresses the profound effects that digital art, such as Internet artwork, is having on youth culture in … Continue reading “Improving Cybermedia Literacy In Art Education Through Internet Art: A Study on Adolescent Perspectives”

Lay Me Down to Sleep: The Design of Coffins, Caskets, and Alternative Containers

Susan Merritt Faculty Emeritus, Graphic Design School of Art & Design San Diego State University Throughout our country’s history coffins, caskets, and more recently alternative containers have been invented or perfected by anonymous contributors working in the factories that manufacture them. These wood and metal boxes that have become the standard for American burial are … Continue reading “Lay Me Down to Sleep: The Design of Coffins, Caskets, and Alternative Containers”