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Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos augmented-reality maps at TED

In a demo that drew gasps at TED2010, Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos new augmented-reality mapping technology from Microsoft […]

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Tom Wujec demos the 13th-century astrolabe at TED

Rather than demo another new technology, Tom Wujec reaches back to one of our earliest but most ingenious devices — the astrolabe. With thousands of uses, from telling time to mapping the night sky, this old tech reminds us that the ancient can be as brilliant as the brand-new […]

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Autodesk Expands Online Guide To Sustainable Design For Green Building Retrofits

Autodesk has announced the availability of major updates for the Autodesk Guide to Sustainable Design for Architecture, Engineering and Construction. Launched earlier this year at the American Institute of Architects conference, the free online guide helps architecture, engineering and construction professionals make better informed decisions to achieve building performance goals […]

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Watch Hans Rosling’s “Let my dataset change your mindset” talk at TED

Talking at the US State Department this summer, Hans Rosling uses his fascinating data-bubble software to burst myths about the developing world. Look for new analysis on China and the post-bailout world, mixed with classic data shows […]

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Watch Ben Shneiderman’s “Science 2.0: The Design Science of Collaboration” Seminar on People, Computers, and Design at Stanford University

Advancing Science 2.0 will require a shift in priorities to promote intense collaboration, integrative thinking, teamwork-based education/training, and case study ethnographic research methods. Science 2.0 will reduce the gulf between basic and applied research, while bringing theory and practice closer together. This talk lays out an ambitious vision that will impact research funding, educational practices, and democratic principles […]

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Autodesk Extends on Building Information Modelling

Autodesk has entered into a collaboration with Vela Systems, a provider of mobile field automation software for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries. The collaboration integrates Vela Systems Field BIM Software Suite with Autodesk Navisworks […]

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Watch Tom Wujec’s “3 ways the brain creates meaning” talk at TED

Information designer Tom Wujec talks through three areas of the brain that help us understand words, images, feelings, connections. In this short talk from TEDU, he asks: How can we best engage our brains to help us better understand big ideas? […]

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Watch Jason Beres’ “Building Better User Interfaces” talk at DevDays 2009 The Netherlands

A great user experience starts with the user interface. In this talk, Jason Beres explores best practices in user interface design in a learn-by-example approach of the good, bad and the ugly in user interface design. From web sites to rich client, you will learn how areas such as navigation, layout, typography, controls and dialogs can make or break the usefulness of an application […]

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Autodesk Announces Availability of Autodesk Navisworks 2010 With New Features for Process and Power Customers

Newest Release of 3D Visualization, Simulation, and Review Software includes 3D Interoperability, Clash Detection, and Collaboration Capabilities […]

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Autodesk Helps United States Spend Stimulus Dollars

Autodesk‚Äôs Richard Humphrey and Terry Bennett spoke with New England Cable Network about how visualization and simulation technology is being used to help address shovel-ready transportation network projects […]