Yannick Assogba  ///   Work  .  Publications  .  CV  .  Bio  .  Links  .  Blog

Professionally and academically I lean towards things that combine computation and design, and I'm very interested in the social (i.e. inter-human) aspects of technology use. I currently work at Bocoup as a software engineer building applications using open web technologies.

Prior to that I worked at the Visual Communication Lab at IBM Research, where I worked on a number of information visualization projects. Ranging from text visualization to timelines to the behaviour of people in social networks.

Before the VCL I was a masters student in the Sociable Media Group at the MIT Media Lab. where I worked on projects that explored information visualization for everyday use and it's use as a visual language for communication and identity representation. As part of my dissertation work, I explored tools to support open source style development in artist-programmer comunities of practice.

Before SMG I worked at OBX Labs (an art research lab) where I worked on integrating typography and live human performance. OBX is located at Concordia University, Montreal where I received my undergraduate degree in Computer Science with a minor in Digital Image Sound and the Fine Arts.