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Call for Proposals: GLAM+Universities Projects on Migration, Mobility, and Belonging

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With the generous support of a PLuS Alliance seed grant, we are seeking proposals for projects that will test methods for creating and maintaining collaborative, multi-institutional, publicly engaged cultural ecologies on the subject of migration. Organized under the broad title mobility and belonging, we welcome proposals related to the historical, economic, political phenomena of colonization, decolonization, conflict, capital, globalization, and/or environmental displacement.

ASU and Nexus Lab Becomes New HASTAC Partner

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The Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) has announced Arizona State University as its partner institution after a competitive, nation-wide search. HASTAC is a leading organization in the pursuit of innovative modes of research and education, with over 15,000 members and 400 affiliated organizations around the world.

Spring 2016 Workshop Recap: Decision Design & Visual Analytics for Sustainability Applications

Recent English PhD graduate Kent Linthicum demonstrates text analysis methods to other participants in the Nexus Lab's spring 2016 Decision Design and Visual Analytics Workshop

The Decision Design and Visual Analytics for Sustainability Applications workshop, run by the Institute for Humanities Research Nexus Lab this past spring, is an excellent example of the kind of transdisciplinary and engaged humanities scholarship for the 21st century that both ASU and the IHR generate and support.

Spring 2016 Workshop Recap: User Experience with Technology

At the start of the 2016 spring semester, the IHR Nexus Lab offered a free workshop on user experience (UX), an approach to design that draws from the humanities and STEM fields to think about how people will engage with the product. All too often, designers focus on the tangible benefits of a new product—how it will offer its user new abilities, speed up productivity, or refine pre-existing technology—without bearing in mind that those benefits are only fully realized when the product also makes sense to the human being who has to use it.

Spring '16 Workshop Announced: Decision Design and Visual Analytics for Sustainability Applications

The Nexus Lab for Digital Humanities and Transdisciplinary Informatics will offer a workshop in Decision Design and Visual Analytics for Sustainability Applications during the Spring Semester of 2016. The workshop aims to connect problem solving for sustainability solutions with training in network modeling, data visualization, and communication of results from mixed methods analysis and decision making.

Spring 2016 Workshop Announced: User Experience (UX)

User Experience (UX) is a quickly growing area of specialization in the technology sector that focuses on having a deep understanding of users of technology. This understanding includes what users need from technology, what they value, their abilities, and their limitations. UX specialists must be knowledgeable about issues at the core of humanities disciplines, such as ethics in the use of technology, and also have knowledge of the technology itself. In this way, UX as a profession draws from both humanities and STEM fields.

Stories from Data launches for Fall Semester

Data Visualization at IHR Nexus Lab

Stories from Data is a workshop that emphasizes the intersection of design, cognition, data science, decision-making, and storytelling. In the first weeks of the recurring sessions, participants learn about bias, color, layering, and data presentation.

We focus on the crucial work visualization performs for analysis, as well as the importance of narratives both prior and subsequent to data visualizations of analytic processes. The workshop culminates with hands-on instruction of programming interactive visualizations using the D3.js javascript library.

Developing Insights with Wassaja

This semester the Developing Wassaja Working Group has hit the ground running in an amazing fashion. We have learned about some mission-critical concepts to web application development like user-centered design and project management, while also moving forward and getting our basic Drupal installation up-and-running. As we continue on this journey, you will occasionally find some of us blogging about the insights we are developing.

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