I am a Norwegian designer and researcher who plan to stay in Los Angeles next fall, looking for a company or institution to collaborate with.
I have previously carried out design and research on ‘kinetic interfaces’ (using animation in GUIs, see www.navimation.net). I want to take this a step further, and do an explorative design research project in LA. I plan to work with visualization of large amounts of data, to facilitate new ways to dynamically filter, navigate and compare data. The aim of the project is to produce a set of prototypes and possibly an academic publication.
What I need is an institution or company that will collaborate with me, where I can get professional input and inspiration. In return, I can contribute to the research and design activities taking place there. The topic of my project is not fully decided on, so I am willing to modify it.
I am planning to apply for a Fulbright grant, so any collaboration will not require economical support from the collaborator.
Would anyone here be interested in such collaboration, or do you have any suggestions for people, institutions or companies in LA that I might contact?