Card sort en interviews

Posted by Hanne Van Overloop on Sunday June 30th 2013 at 09:50

We contacted seven companies for an interview on the importance of web usability and their interest in a U-Cert certificate. Also, these companies participated in a card sort concerning the future website of U-Cert. In return, a free audit was offered. Hopefully, they all become U-Cert certified websites!

The seven companies involved are: Brand New Health, De Standaard, KMArchitectuur, Sherpa, Vanden Borre, Wijs en Zenjoy.

Uitnodiging Resource Map Haspengouw

Posted by Ben Hagenaars on Thursday June 20th 2013 at 16:13

Uitnodiging Resource Map Haspengouw from Ben Hagenaars on Vimeo.

Onderzoeksgroep Social Spaces van MAD-faculty Genk en Haspenwood nodigen u van harte uit om deel te nemen aan het project “Resource Map”. Een serie van workshops waarin appelhout uit de regio Haspengouw onderzocht wordt als een duurzame grondstof voor de productie van nieuwe producten, diensten en systemen.

Mini Maker faire 7 & 8 september in Kerkrade

Posted by Danny Leen on Thursday June 20th 2013 at 15:33

We hebben deze week de goedkeuring gekregen van Make magazine om een mini maker faire te organiseren! Samen met Continium, fablab Maastricht, fablab Aachen zullen we op 7 & 8 september makers uit de Benelux verwelkomen.

Een maker faire is een populair event in Amerika georganiseerd door Make magazine, hierbij komen makers van over heel de wereld samen om hun laatste creaties te tonen. De maker community is een divers publiek en gaat van Breien en haken tot hightech CNC machines bouwen en alles er tussen. Dit evenement is ook toegankelijk voor het grote publiek, ze kunnen hier workshops en lezingen volgen. Voor de Makerfaire in Kerkrade zijn we op zoek naar “makers” die graag hun werk tonen en bekende “makers / artiesten / …” om een talk te komen geven. Als er iemand een idee heeft kan je dit mailen naar Danny@fablabgenk.be

Meer informatie voorlopig op (de website is nog in de maak) :

http://www.facebook.com/MiniMakerFaireKerkrade

Tangible, intuitive, interactive interface (TIII) event 24th June 2013

Posted by Jorick Vissers on Thursday June 13th 2013 at 16:21

The TIII-team at Howest | Industrial Design Center, organizes an event on Tangible, intuitive, interactive interface (TIII) on June 24th, 2013 during “Week van het Ontwerpen”.

You can participate in several hands-on workshops and interactive demo sessions.

They find it very important for their user group to come together and talk about the future interfaces in an interdisciplinary team. By offering them a networking platform, they try to stimulate their partners to cooperate with each other and throw together their expertise to create new and wonderful things.

This event will offer their user group the latest insights in the world of TIII. During the workshops, participants will get the opportunity to actively learn more about the TIII philosophy. Topics that will be handled are Smart Textiles, gestures recognition, Makey Makey, and paper prototyping.

Afterwards they end this day with interactive demo sessions where participants will get the chance to ask questions about TIII created by students and companies

Because of the interdisciplinary character of TIII they focus on a broad target group. Knowledge about this subject is not required in order to participate.

 

Registration is required! Go to www.howest.be/tiii to sign in.

 

Date: 24/06/2013

Location: Magdalenastraat 48 8500 Kortrijk

Flyer_TIII event

 

PDC 2014

Posted by Selina Schepers on Monday June 3rd 2013 at 15:10

In 2014, another ‘Participatory Design Conference’ will take place. This 13th PD conference will be in Windhoek, Namibia.

According to its website: “The 2014 PDC will be a platform to connect ‘in person’ with designers, researchers, artists, practitioners and other related people, to engage in fruitful dialogues, to participate in numerous activities such as tutorials, workshops, doctorial consortiums, participatory art encounters, paper presentations as well as game viewing and exquisite dinning.
All in all you are looking forward to an unforgettable conference experience with many new insights and connections.”

The submission deadlines are on the conference website: www.pdc2014.org.

PDC2014 Post Card 300dpi