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IBM-NCSU PATHFINDER MENTORING PROGRAM March 16, 2009

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“Design Center Tour”

Friday, March 27th, 2009 –  2:00PM to 3:30PM
IBM RTP Campus, Building 201

Get an email invitation to this open-house event where you will hear about design projects from several IBM Designers in various fields such as Client Experience, User Experience and Industrial Design.  These designers will walk you through projects where they have created new technologies, processes, products and experiences.  Time for Q&A, along with the opportunity to view design models will follow the tour.

Questions: Linda Brown, blinda@us.ibm.com

www.ibm.ncsu.edu/pathfinder

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Design Expo (DXR) Expands to Charlotte in 2009 February 20, 2009

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After two extremely successful years, Design Expo Raleigh will expand to a second location (Charlotte, NC) in 2009 and will simply be known as Design Expo or DXR.

The theme for DXR’09 is “Designing Change.”

The purpose of DXR ’09 is to present great design to the public and to give designers, both professionals and students, a forum to display and discuss their work. A unique showcase of applied arts coming together as a whole, Design Expo promotes broader awareness of many different design disciplines and creates an opportunity for local designers to network with each other, students, and the public. Among the diverse applied arts to be represented at DXR ’09 are Animation, Architecture, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Textile/Fashion Design.

The schedule for this year’s event will be:

Raleigh: May 1-9 at Flanders Art Gallery
Charlotte: August 20-22 at the Mint Museum of Craft and Design

DXR’09 depends on innovators like you to make it a success. Come be a part of this great celebration and show what you have created!

Click Here to learn more about this event and how to get involved.

www.dxraleigh.com

The Pumpkin King Scholarship October 21, 2008

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Pumpkin King

Deadline: Friday October 24, 2008

An award of a $2,500 Scholarship is available to any Art +Design or Industrial Design major who possess Outstanding Abilities in Drawing and/or Building. The recipient must have a strong academic record and professional promise. You must have a B average or higher. This scholarship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of NC State University, College of Design.

Application Criteria:

* A paragraph about you and your interests in design. (limit one page in length)
* A well organized, considered portfolio of work that demonstrates your strength in drawing and/or building
* Both statement and portfolio should be presented on disk in a universal digital format ready to launch
* Disks should be delivered to either the Department of Art +Design or Industrial Design by 5pm October 24, 2008

Finalists will be determined by the Chairs of Art + Design and Industrial Design.

The final recipient will be determined by The Pumpkin King.


Multi-Touch Flash, flosc : Flash OpenSound Control April 22, 2008

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We were using this method to track and migrate data from Processing to Flash… it’s not extremely efficient but can get the job done. I imagine this could come in handy if you wanted to utilize a single machine/camera setup that feeds data to multiple exhibit stations…

Flash Flosc

We figured It was possible to do multi-touch within Flash using this method but it required some heavy work within the application. At the moment, I have not read up on any implementation of Flash with multi-touch/multi-track or gesture via the Apple multi-touch touchpad. I have asked the question on some forum groups and emailed some inside contacts at Adobe Flash but no one has officially said that they support the multitouch classes/methods and functionality through Flash or that they have had a reason/functional applet to do so.

Blob Detection

Some garbage collection should be implemented on the Flash side otherwise it tends to crawl to a complete stop eventually. We are hoping to do more with implementing it in Flash AS3 this summer. Do let us know if you have any success or another way to implement this approach to motion tracking and gesture recognition. (more…)

Studio Collective 04.18.2008 April 16, 2008

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Marvin (what a great sport!) @ Studio Collective

Studio Collective is an event created to unite the disciplines of the College of Design and let students, faculty, and professionals discover what is going on around the college. There will be music (“The Love Language,” and two DJs), free food, $500 cash prizes, and of course, tons of awesome work from COD students.

Questions? Email Steven and Jamie at designcouncil@gmail.com

COD STUDENTS DON’T FORGET TO PUT YOUR WORK UP AT 5:30 IN ORDER FOR EVERYONE TO SEE AND A CHANCE TO WIN THE $50 DEAN AWARD FOR BEST PRESENTATION OF WORK! Schedule after the jump…

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NCSU Human Factors + Ergonomics Presentations March 21, 2008

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HFESFaculty from the College of Design at NCSU will give a collection of presentations next week at NCSU College of Design. They are interested in sharing their research and design ideas with the HFES community.

Time: Thursday, March 27, 5:30-8:00pm
Location: Kamphoefner Hall, College of Design complex, Burns Auditorium, NCSU

Professor Haig Khachatoorian will moderate this event. Presentations will begin at 6pm and will include the following:

  • Bryan Laffitte / Associate Professor &   ID (Industrial Design) Dept. Head – “Visualization as a Tool for Collaborative  Innovation”   
  • Percy Hooper / Associate Professor & Director  of  I D Graduate Programs – “Invention, Innovation & Design : Transforming Propositions to  Products”  
  • Bong-IL Jin / Associate Professor  – “The World Traffic Safety Design Competitions”  
  • Dr. Sharon Joines / Assistant Professor  – “Ergonomic Interventions for  Ultrasound Technicians”
  • Tim Buie / Assistant Professor – “Game Design :  Designing the Interaction Experience”

Each presentation will last approximately 20 min. and there will be a question and answer session to follow. More information about HFES Carolina chapter please visit their website – HFESCarolina.com

ART, BEATS + LYRICS March 17, 2008

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ART, BEATS + LYRICS @ Charlotte
A Multimedia Urban Art Exhibition featuring the industries hottest artists

AB+L

Art, Beats and Lyrics is a multi-media art exhibition that explores the work of a diverse group of visual artists that have emerged from the hip hop culture throughout the U.S.. AB+L explores 7 themes in Hip Hop and highlights urban art forms expressed through photography, graffiti, paintings fused with DJing, break dancing and live music.

FREE VENUE:
CenterStage @ NoDa
directions:centerstagenoda.com
2315 N Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC

DATE: Friday, April 25th
Time: 7p – 11pm

Cost: Free, You must be 21 years of age or older.

AB+L The core of the project involves painting, sculpture, photography, video, music and design by more than 20 individuals who range from well know artists to up and coming local talent. AB+L started with an audience of over 400 people and grew to over 4,000 people for a one evening event at the High Museum. The demographic audience for AB+L is the “Urbanite”, between the ages of 21 to 34. AB+L can capture the urban audience by maintaining its roots in the street and promoting the underground experience. AB+L understands the sub-cultures within the underground network and can reach this market effectively and consistently. This platform also gives local urban artists a channel in which to expose their art to a wider audience.

More info:
www.charlottecultureguide.com

AB+L has five main goals:
1. To give the general public an understanding of the roots and consciousness in the
urban community.
2. To showcase some of each cities most creative minds.
3. To connect the Hip Hop culture in different communities around the country.
4. To merge main stream, multi-cultural and the underground communities through art.
5. To give brands the opportunity to connect their products to the urban communities
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Design Intercom February 19, 2008

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E V E R Y O N E W E L C O M E !
Please plan to attend
INTERCOM
design+research+exchange
Monday, February 25, 5:30 p.m.
Leazar Hall 311+312
NC State University, College of Design.

An evening of informal presentations and discussion among College of Design colleagues on current and anticipated research projects. Your participation supports and stimulates the vital design research activities in progress, and fosters the nascent pursuits among us.
Presenters List 

Design Intercom

Hosted by the SREE committee

intercom + design research exchange January 17, 2008

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intercom

Submit a 250 word summary using the attached Word file “intercom_submission.doc.”

7 minute presentation on any research agenda: funded/unfunded, big ideas/inklings.  All proposals from faculty will be accommodated. Graduate+PhD Students are welcome to attend this event.

Direct inquiries and summaries to Vita Plume, vita_plume@ncsu.edu.
General & Technical info: Lee Cherry 513-1259 or lee_cherry@ncsu.edu

INTERCOM: February 25, 5:30 p.m. SAVE THE DATE
Hosted by the SREE Committee.

Share Your Vision – Share The Rewards January 3, 2008

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The 2008 NSF / AAAS Visualization Challenge
Science Visualization

Show us what you see: let us peer through your camera’s lens, stand over your drawing table, sit before your computer screen. Teach us what we don’t know: bend time and space, eliminate the noise, articulate the essential. This is your opportunity to create a science or engineering visualization that elegantly reveals and explains our world. This is your chance to achieve the recognition you and your team deserve.  The 2008 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge is co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the journal Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Awards categories include: Photographs/Pictures, Illustrations/Drawings, Informational/Explanatory Graphics, Interactive Media, and Non-Interactive Media.  Winning entries will be published in a special section of the September 26, 2008 issue of the journal Science and Science Online and on NSF’s website. One winning entry will appear on the front cover of Science.

For more information, see: http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/scivis