Articles By: Lucian Tucker

Humanities AWS Cloud Migration Complete

Published: February 4, 2021

HumTech’s Digital Services Group (DSG)—responsible for managing websites, servers, and networking for Humanities—successfully completed the migration of the majority of its websites and applications to servers on Amazon Web Services (AWS). With the added flexibility, cost savings, and ease of use it brings, AWS will enable DSG to offer improved services and a wider variety…

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Extended Reality (XR) Series (3/4): VSim

Published: December 15, 2020
1896 worlds fair in VSim reconstruction

In part three of four in the XR series, we take a more in-depth look into VR through VSim, a VR software developed by Dr. Lisa Snyder, the Acting Director of the Research Technology Group (RTG) and manager of GIS, Visualization and Modeling at UCLA. VSim is a software that allows users to create computer…

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UCLA College Humanities 2020 Virtual Commencement

Published: June 12, 2020

As the Dean of Humanities mentions below, “we are living in an extraordinary moment in time” filled with many challenges, so we thought it important to spread his message and the accompanying virtual commencement video below in celebration of our Humanities Graduates. Visit the Humanities website to see photos and videos from last years commencement….

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Help Moving Humanities Instruction Online

Published: March 12, 2020

HumTech is here to help with moving Humanities finals and instruction online as a result of COVID-19, and we are coordinating with all other support teams on campus. Here is a targeted list of options for getting help with winter finals and spring-quarter course prep. When in doubt, email ritc@humnet.ucla.edu. Loaner Equipment There is still…

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Extended Reality (XR) Series (1/4): Interview with Maja Manojlovic

Published: October 31, 2019

This blog series is titled “Extended Reality (XR) Series” because “XR” is a term that encompasses the immersive technologies of Virtual Reality (VR)/Augmented Reality (AR)/Mixed Reality (MR) and allows for a flexible designation of a variety of combinations between virtual and real environments, as well as human-machine interactions. The articles will highlight the VR and AR…

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How to make your next academic presentation a tech success

Published: February 5, 2019

You’ve completed your study, you’ve written your research paper and now it’s time to present your work to your fellow colleagues and classmates. Whether you’re looking to present your research paper during class or at a conference, here are a few tips that you can use to design an interactive and informative research presentation using…

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Writing Informative and User-Friendly Content For Your Web Audience

Published: October 17, 2018
closeup photo of man's arm typing on a laptop

Knowing how to write for the web is a very important skill to have in today’s tech-based society. By understanding your target audience, formatting the article for readability and creating informative headlines, you can create a very user-friendly article for your readers. The higher the readability of your website, the higher your credibility. Know Your…

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How to Make Your Website Accessible

Published: November 20, 2017

In this article I explain what web accessibility means and why it matters, and provide a handful of recommendations you can use to make your websites available to a broader audience.

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