Speakers

Design@Large: Leah Buechley (MIT Media Lab)

Abstract Program and Be Programmed In January, President Obama announced the Computer Science for All (CS4All) initiative, an effort to provide all K-12 students in the US with access to CS classes. New York City just embarked on a ten-year project to train nearly 5,000 CS teachers and bring CS classes to all NYC public… Read More

Design@Large: Julie Kientz (University of Washington)

Abstract Understanding and Reducing the User Burden The use of interactive technologies to improve health and in families has grown dramatically over the last two decades. However, there are many reasons why people still do not adopt or quickly abandon different types of health technologies, and families have begun resisting various types of technology. In… Read More

Design@Large: Amy Alexander (UC San Diego)

Abstract The Future Is Dead. Long Live the Future! Mad artist Amy Alexander presents a few of her recent inventions for creating live audiovisuals and real-time cinema in non “movie” contexts. Interwoven with her own work will be some historical examples of audiovisual and other arty inventions, with an eye toward considering the role of… Read More

Design@Large: Justin Manor (SoSoLimited)

Abstract Monumental Activations Most digital designers and programmers build products and online services for screen-based experiences. There is a lot of innovation going on in that field, but some of the most exciting developments in technology are happening outside the screen. Today, our information and interactions can be used to dynamically light up a city… Read More

Design@Large: Tina Ng (UC San Diego)

Abstract Printing Flexible Electronics Additive printing of electronic materials enables rapid design changes, reduces processing steps, and allows low-temperature patterning that is compatible with a wide range of materials. Low-cost printed electronics are compelling for applications that require large area of distributed devices, such as in human-computer interfaces. In this talk, I will present the… Read More

Design@Large: Mike Bostock (The New York Times)

Abstract Monumental Activations Most digital designers and programmers build products and online services for screen based experiences. There is a lot of innovation going on in that field, but some of the most exciting developments in technology are happening outside the screen. Today, our information and interactions can be used to dynamically light up a… Read More

Design@Large: Maneesh Agrawala (Stanford University)

Abstract Storytelling Tools Storytelling is essential for communicating ideas. When they are well told, stories help us make sense of information, appreciate cultural or societal differences, and imagine living in entirely different worlds. Audio/visual stories in the form of radio programs, audio books, podcasts, television, movies, and animations, are especially powerful because they provide a… Read More

Design@Large: Bill Buxton (Microsoft Research)

Abstract The Soon to be Famous Cracker Jack Principle In 1896 the name Cracker Jack was registered, along with the well-known slogan, The More You Eat the More You Want. It seems to me that this slogan is as applicable to what we make as to the caramel covered popcorn and nuts that we grew… Read More

Design@Large: Tom Defanti (Qualcomm Institute)

Abstract Big VR for Big Data- the Next WAVE Our First Big Data Thought Leader is, Dr. Thomas A. DeFanti. His presentation will focus on the next generation of high resolution, 3D, high speed data visualization and how it will shape the future of research and problem resolution.

Design@Large: Ben Fry (Fathom Information Design)

Abstract Data is a Design Problem

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