Draw a Jelly: Monterey Bay Aquarium

Curator: David Sherwin
date: April 10, 2014
Categories: Experience Design
Tags: aquarium, interactive, marine science, Museum
I’m a sucker for the three “-ums”: museums, planetariums and aquariums. And there’s no aquarium west of the Mississippi I love more than the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Over the holidays, my wife and I drove down to visit it, and we were completely sucked into their jellyfish exhibit “The Jellies Experience” (’70s allusion intended). 
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Kawara: Ian Ardouin-Fumat and Maxime Fabas

Curator: Jer Thorp
date: March 7, 2014
Categories: Experience Design, Information Design
Tags: facebook, ownership, privacy
French designers Ian Ardouin-Fumat and Maxime Fabas are developing Kawara, a platform for collecting, exploring and sharing the data that makes up your online identity.
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US+: Lauren McCarthy and Kyle McDonald

Curator: Jer Thorp
date: March 6, 2014
Categories: Experience Design, Information Design
Tags: conversation, google, hacking
US+ uses automated linguistic analysis techniques to suggest how you can improve your conversations with your loved ones.
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The Appedition: Kickstarter

Curator: Mark Pollard
date: February 28, 2014
Categories: Experience Design, Information Design
Tags: App, mobile app, mobile website app
The app that makes ideas like yours happen—Kickstarter.
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The Appedition: Headspace

Curator: Mark Pollard
date: February 25, 2014
Categories: Experience Design, Information Design
Tags: App, mobile app, mobile website app

Mindfulness is so hot right now. Mind you, reading recent research and diving into the multi-thousand year thinking on the matter, it’s a wonder why it wasn’t always so hot right now. The dark ages lasted a long time.


There are many yoga, meditation and Zen apps but Headspace does one of the best jobs of easing someone into a new meditation practice. And if you work in a similar industry to me then a little mind chill-time every day is critical. I’m nearly a year into almost-daily meditation. It doesn’t make you crazy-proof (New York winters, pitches and pitches during New York winters are tough adversaries) but you’ll develop very useful skills—you’ll better catch yourself when you’re judging or telling yourself stories or comparing or worrying or not listening properly.

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