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Design Readings

Watch Jer Thorp’s “Data & Human Experience” keynote at Interaction’13 | IxDA Conference

In this talk, Jer Thorp discusses the intersection between data and human experience. He’ll go into detail a number of projects involving diverse data sets, including the 770,000 words in the Shakespeare Folio, astronomical measurements from NASA, text from nightly news broadcasts, and real-time air traffic reports […]

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Design Information Technology Innovation Software

Autodesk 2011 Animation Show Reel Call for Submissions

Submit your latest short animation, game cinematic, film, feature film, commercial, broadcast, music video and episodic projects created using Autodesk software, such as Autodesk® Maya®, Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Autodesk® Softimage®, Autodesk® MotionBuilder®, and Autodesk® Mudbox™ software […]

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Design

Watch Janet Echelman’s “Taking imagination seriously” talk at TED

Janet Echelman found her true voice as an artist when her paints went missing — which forced her to look to an unorthodox new art material. Now she makes billowing, flowing, building-sized sculpture with a surprisingly geeky edge. A transporting 10 minutes of pure creativity […]

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Design Innovation

Watch Moshe Safdie’s “What makes a Building unique?” talk at TED

Looking back over his long career, architect Moshe Safdie delves into four of his design projects and explains how he labored to make each one truly unique for its site and its users […]

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Design

Design, Technology & Urban Planning: Silos of Technology, Interoperability, and Digital Cities

There’s an interesting article by Rob Colman in Green Business who chatted with Dan Campbell of the City of Vancouver and Geoff Zeiss about digital cities and how by enabling interoperability between architecture, engineering and construction design models such as BIM, telecom and public works network design, and gaming engines for video games, we can model cities holistically by creating 3D urban models that not only look good but offer the depth of information required to make real decisions […]

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Design

Autodesk Announces Vancouver as Third City of its Digital Cities Initiative

Autodesk announced that it has designated Vancouver as the third pilot city of its Digital Cities initiative. A Digital City provides a way for the public, city government, construction and business communities to combine mapping, building, civil engineering, and utility information into an accurate city model that can be used to simulate the future impact of decisions at a city-wide scale […]