I was wondering if you’d be interested in talking about how we could do some collaboration between the SAS UX Design department and your students. Maybe we could engage your students in some design work – for a grade or for class discussion of some sort. I know we are already late in the semester, so this may have to wait for another course, but I would like to talk with you about this, if you are interested.This might develop into something bigger and even more interesting, but for now it is just an idea. But to come to fruition this semester, it will require some flexibility on the part of several people. If anyone is interested in it, send me an email. I can be flexible and if you can too, maybe we can do something here.
I recently received an email from a colleague who works at SAS. She sent a note wondering if, late into the semester, we might be interested in dealing with some real-world challenges.
Frank Jones, the Wikipedia Education Program regional coordinator, will be at Wilson Library on March 18th to promote the Wikipedia Education Program to faculty and students.
Through the Wikipedia Education Program, professors give class assignments in which their students edit Wikipedia. Professors find that having students share their work more widely than just with their professors can yield more thoughtful, careful work, because students know people worldwide will see what they produce. A number of UNC professors have already incorporated Wikipedia-editing assignments into their classes. Jones will talk about resources and support for professors who want to use Wikipedia in the classroom but need help getting started.
Students can also benefit from the Wikipedia Education Program by applying to become Wikipedia Ambassadors. Ambassadors work with professors and student editors to support their work with Wikipedia. Participation in the program is a great resume-builder, particularly given Wikipedia's name recognition.
More information can be found at: http://wikipedia.web.unc.edu/
Tuesday, March 18
Wilson Library Pleasants Room
Because of our snowdays, can we please have our assignment 3 due at a later time. Just so we have more time to work more carefully on the assignment
Yes, you may. I'll need to look at the schedule and figure a new date. I will announce it when I do.
A student in the tools class put up a posting about the obituary of Mike Parker, a typographer. Following some of the links in the obit took me to a Fast Company article, wherein I found a quotation that reminded me of something we just talked about.
When you talk about the design of Haas Neue Grotesk or Helvetic, what it's all about is the interrelationship of the negative shape, the figure-ground relationship, the shapes between characters and within characters, with the black, if you like, with the inked surface... I mean you can't imagine anything moving; it is so firm. It is not a letter that bent to shape; it's a letter that lives in a powerful matrix of surrounding space. It's... oh, it's brilliant when it's done well.
2014 University Research Day!
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University Research Day
10 AM - 2 PM, Tuesday, March 4, Student Union Great Hall (2nd floor)
Symposium of posters & presentations showcasing research from all across campus, including these departments: