Collection Icon

Concept graphic to replace an icon font that we currently use as our default icon for collections. I’ve used the most commonly deposited file types (text, photo, spreadsheets, zip files, databases, and movies) as my inspiration for the new collection icon.

ScholarSphere Home Page Graphic

Home page graphic concept for ScholarSphere with marketing text, call-to-action button, and collage assembled with research images from the repositories. We asked each researcher if we could use their images for a collage on the home page.

ScholarSphere New User Dashboard

Previously ScholarSphere users weren’t redirected to a dashboard or start page where they could easily perform actions and it created a lot of confusion. This new user dashboard pulls a lot of functionality hidden in other sections to the front and puts the main actions right on top for users uploading files and creating collections.

Online Geospatial Education Program Office

Banner graphic for the Online Geospatial Education Program Office from 2013. The goal was to graphically represent core ideas from the program simply and layer the information in a responsive image for multiple devices.

Digital Library Technologies Slide Graphic

Concept for a slide deck graphic regarding desktops, services, and computer locations for Digital Library Technologies at Penn State from 2010.

Informal Learning in Art Education Task Challenge

Using inquiry as a method of learning “creates a motivation to learn and provides a set of constraints that make the learning meaningful” and produces a whole range of experiences (Learning as Inquiry, paragraph 4 and 5). By asking questions and following those questions to other questions, one can move not only through a certain subject but across subjects. Inquiry as a learning method isn’t about explicit knowledge that can be transferred and assessed, it is “instead an act of imagination” (Learning as Inquiry, paragraph 5). The use of imagination and relying on tacit knowledge allows one to go “deeper into the process of inquiry” (Learning as Inquiry, paragraph 8).

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The Andy Warhol Museum as an Informal Learning Space

In 2002 my wife and I visited The Andy Warhol Museum and our intention of visiting the museum was basically to have an experience. We were in Pittsburgh, PA and we wanted to soak up as much of the city as we possibly could while we were there. We were tourists seeking food, beer, art, and culture outside of our place in Central Pennsylvania. The goals and tactics were the same as any other museum visit. We were there to re-affirm existing ideas about ourselves and seek things out that fit those identities, as well as, find new things to explore individually and together.

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