For the course „Creating Digital Collections II”, each student was supposed to create a 3D model of an object of choice. Because the 3D collection is part of a larger project called “The Covid Collection”, each object should have some form of relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. That is why I decided to create a […]
Especially in times of COVID-19, the benefits of digitized collections of museums, archives, and libraries are undeniable. Instead of visits on-site, people can find new institutions around the globe, browse through collections, and explore things online while adhering to the lockdown restrictions. However, institutions already started digitizing their artifacts before the pandemic. The reasons for […]
Welcome to the next blog post accompanying our podcast episode about the interesting and instructive concept of User-Centered Design (UCD)! So far, we know what UCD is and what methods can be used in a UCD approach. Moreover, you are introduced to two very interesting case studies: Qinwen is telling about her thrilling experience with […]
“In User-Centred Design, designers are not designing for users, they are designing with them. They find out what the users want instead of just trying to solve the problem from their own perspective and personal bias and giving people designs they think the users need. In a User-Centred Design approach, design decisions are based on […]
Machines of Knowledge – “You are fake news!” This course dealt with the development of the web: from web 1.0 to web 2.0 and web 3.0 and profound changes coming along with it. For me, tutorial 5 “who controls the narrative” was the most interesting session: One development of web 2.0 is the shift from […]
Now that the first period of the Master’s program is over, it is time to recapitulate and decide what topics were the most interesting in the first two months. AI and Algorithmic Bias For me, it was especially interesting to get insights into the topics of humanoid robots and algorithmic bias in tutorial 5. I […]
Before starting with the design of my blog I already had some ideas of how I want it to look like eventually, so I didn’t want a theme that limits these ideas. In my decision process, I tried several themes and looked at the demos. However, the demos didn’t show all the options the particular […]
There are already 10 tiny Zoom squares. 9 of them are black, no one is showing their face. Except for the tutor. He is asking a question, but no one is answering. As if he is talking to a wall. I also do not answer, it feels strange to answer. People start to turn on their webcams – so do I. I have a strange feeling of body and space. It doesn’t feel like I’m really there in this conversation and therefore don’t feel a need to participate.