‘Informal’ communication for complex ideas – graphics to end abusive online conversations

Travis Noakes presented a thought-provoking seminar at a recent SAME meeting in Cape Town. The presentation presented the background to online trolling, concluding with the possibility of effective strategies to end abusive conversations on internet platforms. Here is an article summarising the presentation, written by Noakes: As a teacher of visual design, I believe there is … Continue reading ‘Informal’ communication for complex ideas – graphics to end abusive online conversations

Beyond narrative: expressing xenophobia through the use of space

By Christine Price I am particularly interested in space and our relationships with it, both how social processes influence how we design and build spaces and how built spaces affect our social processes. In the second semester, my first year landscape architectural class works on a spatial model project. The students develop their own narrative … Continue reading Beyond narrative: expressing xenophobia through the use of space

9th International Conference on Multimodality (9ICOM) – investigating frameworks for ‘spatial texts’

A multimodal approach to meaning-making argues that we do not only make make meaning through language, but often through the interaction of various modes. This means that it often becomes possible to ‘write’ using modes other than ‘alphabetical text’. We can communicate a range of meanings through gesture (a nod signifying ‘agreement’), music (consonance signifying … Continue reading 9th International Conference on Multimodality (9ICOM) – investigating frameworks for ‘spatial texts’

CHED Research Seminar with Jeff Bezemer & Carey Jewitt

Title: Moving Multimodality on:  Exploring Communication in the context of Practical Activity and Digital Touch Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2018 Time: 13:00 - 14:00 Venue: Hlanganani Junction, Upper Campus, North Lane, University of Cape Town Please RSVP to Mzi Mnyatheli by Friday, 18 May 2018. Seminar abstract: In this seminar we explore new directions for multimodal research. … Continue reading CHED Research Seminar with Jeff Bezemer & Carey Jewitt

IxD&A journal article

Christine recently co-authored an article on the use of tablets to enhance teaching and learning in landscape architecture. The article appeared in a special issue of the Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal: "Emerging Design: Transforming the STEAM Learning Landscape with the Support of Digital Technologies". Click on the link to access this special issue. Reference: Griesel, G. … Continue reading IxD&A journal article

Modes, moments and teaching online

Nicola has been presenting online, offline and in between - here's what she's been up to and some of her reflections. Sakai Virtual Conference, 14 November  I presented a webinar with Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) colleagues Shanali Govender and Sam Lee Pan for this year's Sakai Virtual Conference. entitled Under pressure: Supporting … Continue reading Modes, moments and teaching online