I try not to write simply in order to make excuses for the fact that I haven't written in a while, but in this case I have a very good reason for doing so. Like virtually everyone else in the universe I've been super busy of late, and only a habit of compulsive list-making is... Continue Reading →
A while back I shared a ton of 1'' ‘love your library’ and other buttonmaker templates created for outreach/marketing purposes at the Claremont Colleges Library - all are available to download and use with a CC attrib-sharealike license on my Slideshare account. Tons of people out in libraryland and elsewhere have used them, about which I’m ecstatic... Continue Reading →
Recently I've been reminded how effective consensual group hacking/editing can be when teaching (about or through) web-based presentation and authoring platforms. I am a big believer in the techno-pedagogical strategy of transparent co-creation and exploratory play, which can diffuse the anxiety and confusion that often attends learning a new tool (especially one that involves the... Continue Reading →
A while back I started this series with a post on ‘love your library’ buttons, maker breaks, and other handmade projects we're working on at the Claremont Colleges Library. After about five months of trying pins out in different outreach contexts and reworking the designs to various ends, I can unequivocally vouch for the soundness... Continue Reading →
The title of this post has been my motto for what feels like forever, reminding me to focus as I pushed myself through a rather gigantic writing project. Last week I turned in a manuscript that I've been working on for close to two years, which needless to say is a highly emotional (albeit somewhat... Continue Reading →
During a recent year-end purge of my overloaded computer, I discovered a tiny velocipede animation I created some time ago while learning flash (click image to play): May this be the most beautifully useless thing I ever produce.
I'm looking forward to David Lee King's upcoming book on experience design and creating user-centered websites (thanks, Lia). His chapter on the subject in Information Tomorrow was excellent, and from what I understand this book takes the same practical and readable approach. One aspect of experience/instructional design that I find compelling is its crossover potential... Continue Reading →