As the U.S. presidential election quickly approaches, it’s critically important for people to have a strong understanding of the candidates’ policies and approaches before casting their votes. However, given the mass of news that inundates people and a tendency to gather information from a small set of familiar venues, it’s easy to get incomplete content and biased views. MDes and MPS students from the School of Design tackled this challenge by investigating the roles that communication plays in a range of news websites. They then used their discoveries to inform the making of design interventions that take a step-by-step approach to helping people navigate, analyze, and understand the news they read.
Alexander Cheek, a School of Design alumnus and an Assistant Professor of Design and Information Systems at Carnegie Mellon University, is the driving force behind the Interactive News, a visionary archive of the best examples of digital and interactive journalism today. The Interactive News serves as a resource for educators, journalists, and designers to see past and current practices in visual storytelling, data presentation, long-form narratives, and event-specific coverage.
Watch all of the Design the Future lecture with James Tichenor and Joshua Walton. Tichenor and Walton are Principal Interaction Designers at Microsoft HoloLens. They gave their lecture, "Blurring the Physical and the Digital", as part of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design's Design the Future lecture series on September 28th, 2016.
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Behind the Board is an organization which seeks to establish creative opportunities for aspiring teenagers in the Hazelwood community. At Behind the Board, Hazelwood teens will collaborate with mentors and local business owners to hand-paint sandwich boards for these businesses. This program will not only provide a safe environment for teenagers to gain exposure in business environments, but will help build relationships throughout the Hazelwood community as a whole.
Please join us for our series of Design PhD Open Seminars! Stephen Neely will present "Soma-Deep as a Marker in Idealized Experience" and Ahmed Ansari will present "Socio-technical Immunology & Geography in Slaterdijk & Tetsuro."