UX I/O: Prototyping Interactive Objects Workshop

Adaptive Path Experience Designers Scott Sullivan and Evi K. Hui are teaching this workshop August 16-17, 2014 at our Design Studio on Pier 1 next to the Ferry Building. Click here to register for this workshop. Workshop Details: As we are integrating digital capabilities in to our physical environment, the tools of designers are beginning to shift. In order to understand and prototype these new experiences, a new technological skill set is needed. This two day workshop will give you foundational knowledge of Processing, a programming language for Designers and Artists, as well as Arduino, an open-source electronics prototyping platform. We’ll focus on programming fundamentals as well as creating dynamic physical prototypes to elicit meaningful feedback from the people who will encounter your work. This workshop is designed to give people with absolutely no coding skills a kick-start in open source technologies. The biggest thing that you’ll walk away with is the ability to create your own ideas and a deeper understanding of the materiality of on and off-screen digital products. The second biggest thing you’ll walk away with is our Arduino prototyping kit! Items you will receive in the kit (yours to keep!): Arduino Uno – R3 6′ USB Cable for Arduino Breadboard 6″ jumper wires (10) 10K Ohm resistors (4) Super bright white LEDs (5) Momentary push button switch 10K trimpot potentiometer Ultrasonic range finder Passive infrared sensor (PIR) Custom laser cut Adaptive Path breadboard plate Adaptive Path Physical Prototyping...

How to Choose a Data Management Platform

Demand-side platform (DSP) is one of the hottest media trends right now, but what most people fail to understand is that it is merely a buying mechanism. The real value lies in the data management platform (DMP), which acts as the brain that tells the DSP which ad impression to buy. In the Western ad tech ecosystem, third-party DMPs like BlueKai serve as the central nervous system that various DSPs plug in for intelligence. In some instances, many Western DSPs such as Turn will often combine their own first-party data with BlueKai's third-party data to create custom audience segments. Read more... The Chinese Way: No Third-Party DMPMore about China, Platform, Data, Third Party, and...

UIETips: The Top 20 Data Visualization Tools

In this article, Brian Suda dives into 20 different tools for creating simple to complex visualizations. Part of making great visualizations is lots of practice. But you also have to think about the life of your visualizations, which tool is best to address your need, and where coding can save some time. Brian covers all this in the next UIE Virtual Seminar, Data Visualizations That Pack a Punch on August 22, 2013. Here’s an excerpt from the article: One of the most common questions I get asked is how to get started with data visualizations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practise – and to practise, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, I want to introduce you to 20 different tools for creating visualizations: from simple charts to complex graphs, maps and infographics. Almost everything here is available for free, and some you have probably installed already. Read the article: The Top 20 Data Visualization Tools Have you created some amazing visualizations? What tools did you use? Share them with us...