There has been quite a lot in the media recently about David Hockney’s latest exhibition for which he has used an iPad (and we think Brushes) to create a large number of the works. It appears to have been incredibly successful so far. I accidentally stumbled across a culture show special where he was interviewed [...]
Last week apple announced their latest iteration of the iPad. In addition to this they snuck out a new piece of software for managing numbers of iPads. This would have been really useful at the beginning of the project and is certainly of interest for anyone wanting to make available iPads for groups of students. [...]
Just a quick post to say that we have run two sessions so far and they appear to be going really well. Some interesting and unexpected findings so far which we will be writing up and discussing soon. I also hope to share some of the students work soon. In the meantime here are some thumbnails of [...]
I had a good look online and wasn’t able to find any quick start guidelines for Brushes on the iPad so I’ve put together my own. The idea being we provide the students with this as a reference. Brushed 1 Page Quickstart Guide
Today I’ve been testing the iPads to see how easy it is to get them setup correctly for our investigation. Our first consideration is the number of devices we need to use. We are aiming for around 9-12 ipads as the student groups are of 18 and so we are planning to let half the [...]
It’s been a busy few months for Dean and myself. We’ve been ordering the relevant equipment for the project, planning the sessions, working on the questionnaires etc. I’m pleased to report we’ve received our ethical approval which is a big step forward. We were contemplating a session in December to allow the students to have [...]
The the project has been moving along nicely. Dean and I have been planning the sessions we will be running. We have discussed the structure, tasks and questions and things are starting to come together nicely. I’ll try and provide an update on this next week. Today I have been working on the purchasing of [...]
Earlier this month we had the anual Vice Chancellors Teaching and Learning Conference. Dean and I were there to collect our award amongst other things. It was a really positive conference this year with lots of good work being showcased and more on the horizon.
Dean and I met up on Friday to talk more about the project, plan some meetings and so I could have a little look at around the Illustration degree students work – the final years were exhibiting. Dean incorporates some great ideas into his teaching on the module we will be looking to incorporate the iPads on. The idea [...]
Welcome to our project site. Dean and I were pleased to find out this week that we have been funded to so research work with Illustration students. We’ll be posting news of our progress, outputs and any other information about the project on this site.