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Good example of media usage and mixed media.

3 Mar

Loving the art and digital.

Academic selfies, self-promotion and other narcissistic behavours

6 Aug

Have to try a few of the described techniques. I agree with the writer. Since we have been brought up by a generation that thinks self-promotion is crass, we are sometimes at a disadvantage.

I would add, however, that our generation seems to know how to use the word and can easily overcome this deficit. Also, having a professional and artistic value, words can be interpreted by like-minded others who will discern the “pure” self-promotion from the desire to share scholarly and research interests.

Academic selfies, self-promotion and other narcissistic behavours.

Social Media Solutions to real problems

28 May

An example of how we do not have to be alone with our problems. These violinists used youtube and twitter when faced with “sidewalk bureaucrats.”
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Check out the story. Had a similar experience with the airlines which also seemed to have been solved using Twitter.

For Sharing, Interesting Data Visualization, Interactive

20 May

Wanted to share this article about an interactive visualization of what happens in Congress.  Data visualization and dashboard design are two new aspects to be covered in the course Usability and Interaction.


http://www.fastcodesign.com/3030745/infographic-of-the-day/infographic-what-the-hell-does-congress-do-all-day?partner=newsletter

 

Three Ideas Wearable Designers Should Steal From This Smart Medical Device | Wired Design | Wired.com

15 Mar

Three Ideas Wearable Designers Should Steal From This Smart Medical Device | Wired Design | Wired.com.

Some great ideas for all future wearables, but especially those that are personal to the user.

Hoaxes in the Media

26 Feb

Was truly surprised about the number of hoaxes found in the so called “legitimate” media.  Granted many of these stories are “fluff” but some  readers do take them way too seriously.  Also, of course, can one believe this media story is valid?

Check out this article from USA TODAY:

Rieder: A flurry of hoaxes bedevil the media

http://usat.ly/1bJYlre

20 Warning Signs That you are Behind the Times with Instructional Uses of Technology

19 Jan

20 Warning Signs That you are Behind the Times with Instructional Uses of Technology.

Some are funny but most are serious.   As an instructor with students from undergrad through doctoral I will take this seriously.  Luckily the schools for whom I teach are in favor of the use of social media.  My latest venture with Twitter and my doctoral mentees was a great success and I garnered some useful information and contacts for me as both an instructor and mentor.   Guess I am just a social media freak.