It is with great pleasure that I introduce a new class starting in the Fall, Samsung: Mobile Tools for Global Ties. With the generous support of Samsung, this class will be diving into the world of mobile devices, software interaction and mobile applications. While the class does not require any coding/programming background, we will be heavily focused in understanding how software and hardware work together as tools for people through a thoroughly user-centered research and design approach.
There will be many more details to come as the class starts, August 31st, 2011, but I wanted to inform you that these developments will be documented in a blog hosted on my site at georgeaye.com. There is a few reasons for this change (previously hosted as a separate Tumblr blog).
- GeorgeAye.com is now a single point for all my teaching/classes and independent design work
- Paid services bring tech support
- Hosting of images was being done through a goofy Dropbox workaround
- Free services like Tumblr have been unreachable at times
- My students have reported that sign up and basic posting was flaky
- It’s very easy to stumble upon some very-NSFW blogs in the Tumblr world
What this means is that my site will be bifurcating into two blogs (the main georgeaye.com blog AND a Samsung class blog).
The whole class will be given access to post freely to this new class blog (just like before) and updates from the world of User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), interface design, interaction design as well as new mobile devices will be appearing on this blog. As well as recordings of weekly in-class critiques and development (baring any non-disclosure agreements).
As you know, I like to experiement with new tools and processes for my classes so I truly hope this works!
Without further ado, may I present to you the new class blog, Samsung: Mobile Tools for Global Ties.
Lastly, yes, I know that I owe everyone a proper wrap up of my last class, Living in a Smart City. I will have a post up in the next couple of weeks. Thanks for your patience.