I’m currently an interaction designer at NYPL Labs, The New York Public Library’s digital innovation unit. One of our latest projects is Building Inspector, a tool to extract data from historic insurance atlases through a combination of computational (vectorization, computer vision, alpha shapes) and human (crowdsourcing, game design concepts) processes. This talk will provide an insight into the Building Inspector and other projects developed by NYPL Labs, with an emphasis on design and HCI-related challenges. For instance: how does one design tools that anyone can use regardless of prior knowledge, to validate computer-generated geographic data or to create stereographic images from 100-year-old photographs?
Mauricio enjoys playing with code, objects and all things interactive. He has spent the last fifteen years designing and developing interaction design projects for a wide range of commercial, academic, private and public institutions. Mauricio is an Industrial Designer from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia where he also lectured for six years. He also holds a Master in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University. Read more about Mauricio on his website.