Designing the Digital Future

To many, informatics means big data. But as the 2014 Obermann Working Symposium, “Designing the Digital Future: A Human-Centered Approach to Informatics,” November 7-8, 2014, will demonstrate, informatics technology intersects with narrative, the arts, collaborative learning, dance, diversity, narrative, social justice movements, values sensitive design, visual thinking, and more. Moreover, our guest speakers are especially committed to welcoming girls and women, diverse communities, and older people into the widening spheres of informatics.

Organized by University of Iowa Computer Science Professor Juan Pablo Hourcade and the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies in co-sponsorship with the Iowa Informatics Initiative, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and departments across University, the next Obermann Working Symposium will focus on the diverse forms informatics takes across arts, humanities, social sciences, and technological disciplines.

To register for this free event and to learn more about the schedule and speakers, please visit the Designing the Digital Future web site.