software

Bill's Design Talks: Graphic Design—Now in Production


Find out how designers today are rethinking the aesthetics, process, and public of graphic design by creating their own software and systems. Join Cooper-Hewitt's Curatorial Director, Cara McCarty, Walker Art Center Curator, Andrew Blauvelt, and interaction designer, Dimitri Nieuwenhuizen, in a lively discussion.
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Monday Enhancement: The Artvertiser


The Artvertiser is a software platform that replaces billboard advertisements with art in real-time. It works by teaching computers to recognize individual advertisements so they can be easily replaced with alternative content, like images and video.
Artvertiser, artvertising, software, open source, advertisement, advertising, billboard, alternative, content, goggles, binoculars, improved reality, augmented reality

BEES Online: Tools for Evaluating Green Building Materials


For those concerned with the impact and lifecycle of construction materials, BEES is a new design tool that helps designers and consumers make informed decisions. Construction and manufacturing have a significant effect on the environment.
BEES, Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability, software, green building, materials, evaluation, evaluating, performance, NIST, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Tangible Tuesdays : Beat Blender


Matti Niinimaki’s Beat Blender is a device that puts a literal spin on familiar musical terminology. The modified blender allows the user to mix, blend, and chop sounds through a playful tactile interface that uses Arduino, RFID sensors, felted fruits and Ableton Live software.  
Beat Blender, Matti niinimaki, device, music, sounds, tactile, interface, Arduino, RFID, sensors, Ableton Live, software, Interaction Design

Alberto Alessi Meets an Old Friend


We’re thrilled that Alberto Alessi will be giving a presentation at the Museum on Monday (22nd) evening! He is the ultimate mediator between designs that can succeed commercially as well as expressing artistic values.  
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Graphic Design as Consumer Product


One of the themes looked at in the Triennial is the rise of graphic design as a consumer product. It used to be that graphic design was strictly a business-to-business service.
Triennial, graphic design, consumer, product, business-to-business, B2B, service, access, professional quality, software, fonts, printing, services, Blik, precut, vinyl graphics, applied, direct-to-consumer, commodity, commodification, DIY, vector-based, image file, sign company

Process This!


On March 8, Ben Fry offered a hands-on workshop at Cooper-Hewitt devoted to Processing, the open-source visual design software that he co-authored. For more information, visit our calendar.
Ben Fry, information visualization, data visualization, Workshop, hands-on, Processing, open-source, open source, software, visual design, co-author, Tech on Your Terms, public programs, explore, experiment, code, writing, graphics, commercial software, generate, skills, development, tool, interactive, animation, audio, visual, input

Design 2.0


The phrase “Web 2.0” refers to the rise of social media over the past four or five years, in which users post their own content as well as shaping the way existing content is viewed through commenting, voting, rating, tagging, and other forms of interaction.
social media, user-generated content, blog, blogging, textpattern, free, software, Bill Berry, web design, participation, participatory design, Design Life Now, Exhibition, Triennial, Natalie Jeremijenko, robot, toys, kids, Processing, open-source, open source, computer, language, visual artists, Blik, removable graphics

Discipline Convergence


Over the last three years, I have been seeing more convergence between various design disciplines. ReadyMade, Make, and Howtoons are using graphic design to communicate new do-it-yourself design philosophies. Companies like Blik are creating products that are graphics (and graphics that are products).
Readymade, Make, howtoons, graphic design, Do It Yourself, DIY, Blik, products, graphics, tools, materials, Casey Reas, Ben Fry, Processing, software, blogs, bloggers, SpeakUp, online, social, space, Sensitile, Panelite, input, feedback

Social Life


Many people complain that technology is isolating people from their fellow humans. I disagree. E-mail, cell phones, FedEx, Blackberries, and other systems are keeping people more in touch than ever. Indeed, many of us are expected to be “reachable” 24/7.
social life, technology, technologies, connection, isolation, conversation, virtual vs physical, Design Life Now, Exhibition, Triennial, blogging, SpeakUp, OMA, libraries, Rem Koolhaus, software, computer, languages, free, open source, open-source, Processing, furniture, collaboration, Herman Miller, publishing, inclusive, participatory, DIY, Do It Yourself, culture, Readymade, Make, social impact, interaction, input, feedback, new media