Categories
Uncategorized

On impact research

By early 2022 we delivered a working paper entitled Development of a framework to analyze the impacts of Technology-Based Programs for Migrants’ Resilience. It is available from InZone, a “programme of the University of Geneva which pioneers innovative approaches to higher education in communities affected by conflict and humanitarian crisis. The ultimate goal is to empower people on the move stranded in transit countries“.

Quote “This report discusses research design and methodological issues of implementation and impact research, in particular studying the impact of humanitarian fab labs and similar programs. We aim to raise
issues that any research or evaluation design has to make explicit and address, we suggest a few research directions to take, research designs and methodologies to adopt, and we identify important decisions that
have to be made.

Flowchart model for impact research
Categories
Uncategorized

Upcycling clothes with emoji embroidery

In november 2021, Daniel K. Schneider organized in collaboration with FacLab UniGE an event on upcycling clothes with an emoji.

We created and stitched about 20 designs for 16 participants. Only 4 participants asked to upcycle, but all expressed a future interest in saving their textiles through embroidery.

Participants were pleased with the results and most also expressed a desire to learn more. Selection, scanning, testing, redesigning, and final embroidery take about an hour if the emoji is simple. The open source fonts twemoji and noto are particularly suitable. We now have a collection of nearly designs and have shared them with a Creative Commons BY-SA license, i.e. people can download a design and reused it for commercial purposes, under the condition replicate the license. More information is available in the Emoji Embroidery Project Page. The list of currently available embroidery designs is available here.

activité
Digitizing in progress with three participants
broderies
Some results.

If there is interest, we can organize an embroidery digitizing and upcycling event for you.
Categories
Digital design and fabrication

Symboles Dongba

En utilisant les ressources du FacLab de l’Université de Genève on aide la Dre Jue Wang Szilas, la responsable de projet MOOC sur l’écriture Dongba, à créer du matériel pédagogique sous forme de plaquettes qui seront utilisées dans des séquences vidéo.

Les plaquettes sont “vectorisées” avec le logiciel open source “Inkscape” et ensuite gravés et découpés avec la “glowforge” du Faclab. Arbores Tech en la personne de Daniel K. Schneider a livrée l’expertise technique.

Voir aussi: Plaquettes de symboles Dongba

Categories
quality assessment

EUniQ project participation

EUniQ is a project to develop and test a Framework for the Quality Assurance of European Universities.

On March 8-9 Daniel K. Schneider participated in the EuniQ webinar on the outcomes of the EUniQ project developing and testing a Framework for the Quality Assurance of European Universities. It has been tested through pilot evaluations of four alliances in the second half of 2020.

D. Schneider chaired the panel evaluating the Unite! Allicance. The public summary is available from NVAO, the EUniQ coordinator.

Categories
Uncategorized

Création de Arbores Tech Sàrl !

Arbores Tech Sàrl a été inscrite au registre du commerce de Genève le 12 octobre 2020. Ses status datent du 04.09.2020 et ses activités vont être développées durant l’année 2021.

Objectifs: fournir du conseil global et spécialisé dans les domaines des technologiques éducatives, de la création numérique et de la collaboration en ligne, ainsi que toute activité se rapportant directement ou indirectement à ce but; développement et commercialisation d’idées, de services, de produits et de projets.