Downtown New Years

ryancousett Gallery, Holidays, Ruelas

This New Years we swayed from tradition and the Hoovers’ and Ruelas’ hit downtown and the W hotel!  We are all for new traditions!! In the chilly New Years Eve night we wined and dined at the W hotel and then hit Cedar Street Courtyard for live music and celebrating the first of the New Year in style!  

Born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord …

ryancousett Holidays, Ruelas

This year Ryan and I celebrated Christmas Eve and Jonathan’s Birthday as well as Christmas morning with my family. It was a small gathering but we enjoyed celebrating Jonathan’s birthday with dinner and a sparkly cake! The next morning we gathered again with more festivities with waffles in the morning, opening presents, having helicopter wars and just hanging out. We …

SXSW Day 4: Glass: Game Changer for People with Disabilities?

ryancousett Accessibility, Ruelas, SXSW2014, UX

Schedule Info Lechal – Ducere launches it’s wearable technology with interactive haptic footwear – Smart Footwear for Blind and Beyond Google Glass Detecting Emotions – Google Glass app will map your face to detect your emotions Google Glass app being designed to read emotions Google Glass app being designed to read emotions AiQ – Smart Clothing AiQ Smart Clothing adds biometrics to your …

SXSW Day 4: Bridge the Gap Bringing Together Code & Creativity

ryancousett Ruelas, SXSW2014

“We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.” – Roy Amara Richness of search How to be pretty gone up 10 Relationships between search queries Top US Cities searching “How to be Pretty” Las Vegas San Antonio Los Angeles Houston New York Dallas Location Searching / Sharing …

SXSW Day 1: If MOOCs Are So Great, Why Aren’t We All Doing It?

ryancousett Education, Ruelas, SXSW2014

Schedule Info University of Lethbridge Lethbridge’s Learning Centre MOOC site sli.do Tweets and Questions Challenges to MOOCs Less than 17% completion rate, how is larger completion rate achieved? How do you build the support structure? How do you keep people engaged? How do you get beyond just lecture to thousands of people? How do you access anything outside of multiple …