Major Studio 1: Final Presentation

43653951ff391e93944c5feee4a82c3c?s=47 Justin Charles
December 13, 2012

Major Studio 1: Final Presentation

This was my final presentation for work done in the Major Studio 1, taught by David Carroll, in my first semester of work towards my MFA in Design & Technology at Parsons The New School for Design.


Justin Charles

December 13, 2012


  1. Final Presentation Justin Charles Major Studio 1 December 13, 2012

  2. In my midterm presentation, I talked about a couple ideas

    I wanted to explore for my final project.
  3. 1) Annotating Everything & The Personal Digital Library

  4. Delicious

  5. Delicious

  6. Pinboard

  7. YouTube

  8. Vimeo

  9. Gimme Bar

  10. Lookwork

  11. These are all great tools for bookmarking. I just wish

    I didn’t have to use so many to capture all the media I consume.
  12. 2) Exploring the Memex

  13. Vannevar Bush

  14. “As We May Think”

  15. Memex

  16. “And his trails do not fade. Several years later, his

    talk with a friend turns to…. He has an example.… In fact he has a trail on it. A touch brings up the code book.… So he sets a reproducer in action, photographs the whole trail out, and passes it to his friend for insertion in his own memex, there to be linked into the more general trail.” Vannevar Bush, “As We May Think”
  17. Trails = Bookmarks

  18. Bringing it back to bookmarking tools, they are great for

    archiving & retrieval.
  19. Bush’s trails, however, emphasize association.

  20. “First he runs through an encyclopedia, finds an interesting but

    sketchy article, leaves it projected. Next, in a history, he finds another pertinent item, and ties the two together. Thus he goes, building a trail of many items. Occasionally he inserts a comment of his own, either linking it into the main trail or joining it by a side trail to a particular item.” Vannevar Bush, “As We May Think”
  21. I want that!

  22. What does a more associative tool look like?

  23. Mind map

  24. Bookmarking + Mind Mapping = Visual Associative Trails

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  32. Next Steps?

  33. UX Research & Competitive Analysis

  34. Implementation Prototyping

  35. The ultimate goal is for connections to be able to

    be created manually by the user and/or automatically by the system.
  36. Thank you! @justincharles Bookmarking + Mind Mapping = Visual

    Associative Trails