This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News For Open Access Week, we wrote about the Open Data Literacy research project at the iSchool. Led by Professor Carole Palmer and Assistant Professor Nic Weber, the project is finding ways to make huge government datasets usable and accessible. Several iSchool students are quoted in this Seattle Times story on the UW’s recent Ideathon. Students asked ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Assistant Professor Megan Finn has released her first book, “Documenting Aftermath: Information Infrastructures in the Wake of Disasters.” The book looks at how the information landscape has shaped people’s experiences with historical disasters. Assistant Professor Alexis Hiniker was quoted on, in a story about how voice-activated technology such as Amazon’s Alexa interacts with children. Her ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Cheryl Metoyer, an iSchool associate professor emerita, recently was given the American Indian Library Association’s Legacy Award at the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color. In giving her the award, the AILA noted Metoyer’s mentorship of the next generation of Native American librarians. Naomi Bishop, a 2010 alumna of the iSchool’s MLIS program, was also honored ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News A theory about scatterplot graphs from Assistant Professor Jevin West and colleague Carl Bergstrom, a biology professor and affiliate to the iSchool, was published in Nature and in Fast Company. West and Bergstrom’s idea is that tilting such graphs at a 45-degree angle could make it less likely that people would imply causation by looking at ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Just a quick update from the first week of classes: iSchoolers in the News iSchool Dean Anind Dey is one of two UW representatives on Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s Innovation Advisory Council. The group, mostly composed of leaders from technology companies, aims to bring technology to bear to solve pressing issues, such as homelessness and traffic woes. Assistant Professor Jevin ... Read More »

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 »