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Author Archives: iSchool Communications

iSchool update: back-to-school edition

As we get ready to welcome everyone back to school on Sept. 26, let’s catch up on what iSchoolers have been up to lately: iSchoolers in the News A Capstone project from last spring was featured on the UW home page the week of Sept. 16. A team of Informatics students – Tiffany Chen, Benjamin Leeds, Vincent van der Meulen ... Read More »

iSchool summer update: hazy August edition

Here’s hoping your summer has been both fun and productive. Some updates on what iSchoolers have been up to since our last update: iSchoolers in the News Recent Informatics alumni Cameron Doane, Wei-Jen Chiang and Ena Markovic are among the people fueling the success of Smartsheet, a Bellevue-based software company. Read about them in our feature about the fruitful partnership ... Read More »

iSchool summer update, July edition

Time for another periodic update on how iSchoolers are spending their summer: iSchoolers in the News Professor David Levy did a Q&A with German-language publication Zeit Online. For those who don’t speak the language, Google Translate does a pretty good job. The headline is roughly “For the first time, tech people admit: we have a real problem.” Assistant Professor Jevin ... Read More »

iSchool summer update, June edition

The blog goes a little quieter in summertime, but iSchoolers have been keeping busy. Here’s some of what’s happened since Convocation: iSchoolers in the News NatureCollections, the app produced by a research project led by Assistant Professor Katie Davis, won funding from CoMotion and the UW Population Health Initiative to explore its commercial potential. The funding is intended to bridge ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool, year-end edition

iSchoolers in the News We celebrated the class of 2018 at Convocation on June 2. Here’s our roundup of all the awards, along with photos and video of the ceremony. Professor David Levy talked to the Everett Herald about how people might like the #DeleteFacebook idea, but will struggle to actually see it through. Rolf Hapel, our incoming Distinguished Practitioner ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Congratulations to all of our Capstone award winners! Learn all about their projects in our roundup of Wednesday night’s event and find photos of many of the students in our gallery on Facebook. We also livestreamed the awards ceremony, which you can find on YouTube: Assistant Professor Alexis Hiniker got a lot of attention for her ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Capstone is coming Wednesday, May 30. Get all the event info and read up on some of the standout projects here. We’ll also be livestreaming the awards ceremony at that link. We’ve posted several stories about top Capstone projects in recent days, among them: MLIS students Le Button and Aydin Kwan created a Queer Comics Database ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

We have quickly hit the homestretch of the academic year. Here are some quick updates from the UW Information School: iSchoolers in the News LGBTQ comic books are out there. For their Capstone project, Aydin Kwan and Le Button, both students in the iSchool’s Master of Library and Information Science program, are working to make it easier to find them. ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Just a few quick updates this week… iSchoolers in the News The iSchool’s annual iAffiliates Day was held May 3 at the Intellectual House, featuring keynote speaker Vanessa Pegueros of DocuSign. She spoke about the need to build security into the innovation process. Read more in our roundup on the event. Are your apps designed to give you meaningful experiences ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News UW News profiled Assistant Professor Alexis Hiniker’s research on how apps’ design affects kids’ interactions with devices and with their parents. Hiniker, who presented two papers at the recent CHI conference in Montreal, said design choices are key to whether apps enhance kids’ lives or disrupt them. “Kids are going to consume content,” she said. “If ... Read More »