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Carolyn Chandler

Independent consultant, instructor, author, School for Digital Craftsmanship in Chicago

Mindfulness in Education

PRESENTED ON APR 25, 2014
IN CHICAGO @ TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL GOOD

User experience designer Carolyn Chandler discusses the importance of not only educating the minds of young people, but their hearts as well. She discusses the benefits of mindfulness exercises, and goes into depth on her work with UX for Good, an organization that partnered with the Dalai Lama Center for Peace in an effort to develop social and emotional skills for children as well as adults.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 27, 2014.

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Open Gov in Chicago: Changing Government from the Outside In

BY DEREK EDER
@ MAY TABLE TALKS ON MAY 23, 2013

Derek Eder has been building websites in Chicago since 2005. He is the owner of DataMade, LLC, an open government and open data web consulting company, co-founder of Open City, a collective that makes civic apps with open data, and organizer for OpenGov Chicago, a monthly Meetup group that promotes open data and open government in Chicago and Cook County.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 9, 2013.

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Practice Begins with Play

BY RAY HIGHTOWER
@ JUNE TABLE TALKS ON JUN 13, 2013

It takes 10,000 hours of practice to achieve mastery in a given subject. How does a novice get started, and how does an intermediate keep going? By remembering that practice begins with play.

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Learn Like A Beginner

BY VINCENT CABANSAG
@ JUNE TABLE TALKS ON JUN 13, 2013

Vincent Cabansag knows all too well that learning as a beginner in web development and design can be overwhelming. He speaks of cultivating a culture that is welcoming, engaging, and one that makes learning easier. Check out some of the techniques that The Starter League uses to teach raw beginners.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 4, 2013.

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Enriching UX in Design

BY BOB DUNCAN
@ VOL 15 ON SEP 12, 2013

Bob Duncan dicusses the importance of user experience designers in making excellent products that connect people with technology. He hopes to create a greater awarness to user experience design through the jumpstart of IXDA in Winnipeg in order to create mentorship, business efficiency, collaboration, and networking. 

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User Interface design

BY ANITA AARTS
@ VOL 7 ON OCT 01, 2013

UI Designer Anita Aarts vertelt over een van de minst begrepen beroepen. Ze laat zien wat het belang is van een duidelijke grafische interface. Ze maakt niet alleen jouw leven makkelijker, UI designers redden zelfs levens!

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GalacticaVision, Enter the Age of Lore: A Journey into the Emerging Technology of Virtual Reality

BY NATHAN THORIN
@ VOL 23 ON AUG 23, 2017

It has been and amazingly fun, passionate entrepreneurial adventure in the emerging tech of virtual reality the last 4 years! Join GalactaVision as they discuss their inception, accelerator, testing in front of thousands, the completed projects, their current endeavors and the plan for the future. From supporting the Oculus Rift Kickstarter to launching their own Kickstarter for their VR RPG game of Lore - GalactaVision has gained a tremendous amount of information in their journey that they are excited to share with you. Nathan Thorin explains.

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Chicago Design Museum

BY TANNER WOODFORD
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 06, 2016

Tanner Woodford gives his PechaKucha presentation as a synopsis of Chicago design history, and the foundation of the Chicago Design Museum.

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A Time Traveler's Story

BY STUART CANDY
@ VOL 41 ON MAR 07, 2017

Futurist Stuart Candy shows some recent projects.

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Calming the Busy Mind: Teaching Mindfulness to Gifted Kids

BY ALLISON BAIRD
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 06, 2018

Allison Baird describes her journey as a child from being misunderstood for having learning issues to being recognized as a gifted child. Today, she teaches gifted kids about mindfulness so that they can focus their energy on exploring their gifts instead of acting out in the classroom or towards their peers.