Updates and Such

Watch this section for announcements related to the program, awards/recognition, articles about design and inspiration.

Alumni Wins ASUS “Virtual Watch” Design Contest

Yang-Hsin “Ted” Chen has won the Gold Medal Award from ASUS. The ASUS Design Center recognized Ted’s watch face design for its innovative approach and overall user experience. ASUS ZenWatch is an Android wearable that follows in the time-honored tradition of fine watchmaking.

Prof. Foster Published as Guest Tutor on Digital Tutors

Assistant Professor Shaun Foster published 23 video training series for the Unreal Engine on Digital Tutors. The topic is real-time 3D day-night cycle connected to blueprints and sky dome.

VCD Student Chosen as CIAS 2015 Commencement Graduate Student Speaker

Marina Minnikova, VCD MFA candidate and Fulbright student, has been chosen as the CIAS Commencement Graduate Student Speaker for 2015.

VCD Student Wins Award for Design Research

Vineet Mishra, VCD MFA candidate, won the Graduate Scholarship Presentation award at the CIAS Grad Student Research Presentations on February 19, 2015.
He did a fine job presenting, and of course had the best looking slides for the presentation!

VCD Student Semifinalist in the Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2014

Shehzil Malik’s MFA Thesis project “I Am Pakistan” has been awarded the Semifinalist prize in the Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2014 in the Web and Application Design category. Winners are to be announced. The project is an interactive storytelling experience promoting volunteerism in Pakistan. The goal is to create awareness about existing volunteering initiatives and inspire others to volunteer.