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 »

This week at the iSchool

Just a quick roundup this week: iSchoolers in the News The iSchool had a strong presence at the UW’s Colloquium on Undergraduate Research April 23. Associate Professor Emerita Cheryl Metoyer was the keynote speaker and iSchool alumni Iisaaksiichaa Braine and Juan-Carlos Chavez were among the organizers of the event, which focused on bringing more American Indian and Alaska Native students ... Read More »

A quick update this week: iSchoolers in the News Associate Professor Hala Annabi talked to The Daily about her role in the Welcome Inclusion Initiative and plans to use the Special Olympics as a spotlight for inclusion in the Seattle community. “When we think about inclusion, it’s the idea that we are aware and accepting and welcoming of differences so ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Associate Professor Bill Howe was busy with the media this week. He appeared live on KING-TV to discuss this week’s testimony before Congress by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. He also appeared in a separate KING-TV feature with Informatics students Zoshua Colah and Vansh Gambhir about how data ethics is built in to the curriculum at the ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Our iNews newsletter went out this week, which means we have a new dean’s message. Anind Dey talks about his first few months on the job and what he sees as priorities for the school. Assistant Professor Negin Dahya is among the recipients of this year’s American Educational Research Association awards. She and colleagues from Harvard ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Informatics student Nicole Kuhn is supporting her four children as she pursues her degree at the iSchool. An iSchool scholarship has been a big help to Kuhn, who will be the first in her family to earn an undergraduate degree. We profiled her in a story on our website. As our first professor of practice, Susan ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Can an app connect kids with nature? Assistant Professor Katie Davis and Ph.D. student Saba Kawas are looking for volunteers to help them find out. The app they developed, NatureCollections, will undergo a test run later this spring. We announced our next Distinguished Practitioner in Residence this week. Rolf Hapel, an internationally renowned expert on libraries, ... Read More »