Archive for the ‘Processing’ Category

Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design in Lugano, Switzerland

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Arduino is partnering with SUPSI (the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland) to collaborate on the Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design:
Students applying for this program will attend courses on physical computing and interaction design held by co-founders of the Arduino project such as Massimo Banzi; furthermore, they will have the opportunity to develop the master thesis in collaboration with Arduino and spend a whole term working with the Arduino platform in order to create innovative projects.

Your Random Numbers – Getting Started with Processing and Data Visualization

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Some hours ago over on the twitter, I’ve read this Blprnt [Jer Thorp] tweet.

As I read the intro of this wonderful (and useful) tutorial, I started thanking Jer in my mind.

Over the last year or so, I’ve spent almost as much time thinking about how to teach data visualization as I’ve spent working with data. I’ve been a teacher for 10 years – for better or for worse this means that as I learn new techniques and concepts, I’m usually thinking about pedagogy at the same time. Lately, I’ve also become convinced that this massive ‘open data’ movement that we are currently in the midst of is sorely lacking in educational components. The amount of available data, I think, is quickly outpacing our ability to use it in useful and novel ways. How can basic data visualization techniques be taught in an easy, engaging manner?

check it out!