Category Archives: Mark Nunes

Mark Nunes is a professor and department chair of English, Tech Comm & Media Arts (ETCMA) at Southern Polytechnic State University.

Spring 2012 Offerings

Registration for Spring 2012 has opened for Information Design & Communication and Information & Instructional Design graduate students, as well as graduate certificate students. As I look over our course offerings for this coming semester, I see a mini-history of … Continue reading

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More Data Visualization Competitions

Have you been to Visualizing.org yet? The site has been around for a little over a year now, and it’s truly wonderful. Visualizing.org is a social media site for data visualization. They provide data for design projects, tools for sharing … Continue reading

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Bunny Slippers? I Don’t Think So

So our November 1 application deadline is rapidly approaching, and as I renew our department’s ads for our online degree and certificate programs, I am reminded once again of my number one marketing pet peeve: Bunny slippers. Don’t get me … Continue reading

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The Economics of Usability

I recently discovered Human Factor International’s YouTube page, which has a number of very interesting and informative pieces on engaging web design, design for emerging markets, and the future of UX. Given a number of recent discussions I have had … Continue reading

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User Experience and Technical Communication

In an editorial for a recent edition of The Journal of Usability Studies, our own Dr. Carol Barnum asks, “Why Should Technical Communicators Claim a Seat at the UX Table?” It’s a question Dr. Barnum has thought about in great … Continue reading

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Speaking of Data Visualizations….

While poking around looking for great data visualization projects yesterday, I stumbled across the following from Kiva: Intercontinental Ballistic Microfinance from Kiva on Vimeo. Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Information is Beautiful Awards

Well, it’s about time! David McCandless, who hosts the Information is Beautiful site, has announced the Information is Beautiful awards, “the world’s first open contest to celebrate excellence and beauty in data visualizations, infographics and information art.” Sponsored by Kantar, … Continue reading

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