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Today’s Weather 11/30/06

Posted by Damion on November 30, 2006

The winter blast is here!  Does anyone know if we have a back up plan for the last day of podcast presentations if the weather doesn’t permit us to attend class tonight?


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No more Wire Hangers!

Posted by maxhedrm on November 20, 2006

(Sorry, I couldn’t resist the title…)

Lifehacker had this little link to an idea to make a mic stand out of a wire clothes hanger. I’m not sure it would do much for sound quality (maybe add some rubber bands to suspend the mic & another hanger with a nylon stocking over it…) but it’s a quick & dirty solution.

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as we’re now pro podcasters, maximize your voice quality

Posted by conej on November 14, 2006

I discovered this – free online seminar –

here on the “Pro” section of the Apple site – The Podcast Recipe: Producing a Successful Show.

Tips to help you:

  • perform
  • produce
  • promote
  • Should your tastes run differently, try Let There Be Light about Brian Eno. Or King Britt’s Seeing Music.

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    Dan to speak on Ethnography – Nov 14 at 6:30pm – Dallas Art Institute

    Posted by pattonfamily on November 9, 2006

    Ethnography in Product Design and Development

    When: Tuesday, Nov 14

    Time:  6:30 Networking, 7:00 Program

    Where: The Art Institute of Dallas    ( directions )

    8080 Park Lane, Suite 100

    Dallas, Texas 75231 – 5993

    Topic: What is Ethnography? How can it be used to create better design, products, and interfaces?  How can it be used in everyday life, outside of product design?  Come listen to Dan Langendorf explain ethnography and reveal tips, best practices, and case studies from his 25 years of experience in ethnographic field research.


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    Creating Pleasurable Interfaces – WED 8 NOV

    Posted by conej on November 7, 2006

    November Newsletter


    * November Meeting
    * December Meeting Scheduled
    * Stay Connected

    Note: meeting is on Wednesday, Nov 8 this month again due to
    library scheduling conflicts

    This month’s topic:
    Creating Pleasurable Interfaces

    Usable interfaces are not enough. When everything looks good and
    works well, the applications that stand out are the ones that
    satisfy unmet – and often unarticulated – needs. But how do you
    design workable interfaces that also account for intangible things
    like emotions?

    Stephen P. Anderson will discuss the new skills needed to create
    desirable experiences, explaining why a task-based approach to
    design is no longer enough.
    Read the rest of this entry »

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    open the door to history

    Posted by conej on November 6, 2006

    And I immediately thought of Janice and her public history blog – plus some of you might be interested as well.

    searching through historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world

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