During the summer of 2010 AIMS is offering four different international experiences for undergraduate and graduate students (see information below).
Please join us for an information meeting on:
Monday, October 5 at 5:30pm in 2041 Farmer School of Business.
Building Interactive Physical Devices in Spain
May 31–June 25, 2010
Faculty: Jacob Tonski, Visiting Assistant Professor, ART/AIMS
This course will be offered in Barcelona, Spain, the home of numerous institutions supporting research in the area of the class focus, as well as world-renowned cultural architectural sites. This course will teach concepts and skills to create interactive objects and physical interfaces to the computer. Technical skills covered in the course will include listening to sensors, controlling lights and motors, interfacing with teh Nintendo Wii-mote, and more. Basic programming and simple electronics will be taught as needed for the projects. Previous experience in either of these areas will be helpful, though it is not required.
Scandinavian Design and Sustainability
July 19–August 13, 2010
Faculty: Glenn Platt, Professor, Marketing/AIMS and Peg Faimon, Professor, Graphic Design/AIMS
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Students will study global sustainability and design practices with an emphasis on Scandinavian countries and companies. All types of design (product, environmental, graphic, architectural) will be studied. The workshop includes travel, company tours, case studies, and project-based work with a Scandinavian company or governmental agency, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The workshop will visit the following cities: Copenhagen, Denmark; Oslo, Norway; Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; finishing up with a visit to St. Petersburg, Russia. This course will meet the requirements of the Miami Plan capstone experience, and there are no prerequisites.
Cross-cultural Marketing and Design in Brazil
Mid-July to Mid-August, 2010
Faculty: Jim Coyle, Assistant Professor, Marketing/AIMS
Student will study online cross-cultural communication and design issues with an emphasis on designing online marketing communications for the Brazilian target market. Students will have the opportunity to conduct usability research and work with usability and eye tracking software. In addition, student will be working with a Brazilian client, and managing that relationship. Final deliverables will include a usability report and a design document that includes a newly designed site or interface through the “look and feel” stage. This course will meet the requirements of the Miami Plan capstone experience and there are no prerequisites.
Dublin Interactive Workshop
Mid-July to Mid-August, 2010
Faculty: Michael Bailey-Van Kuren, Associate Professor, Engineering
This four week workshop in Ireland will engage an interdisciplinary team through the development of an interactive media project. Project elements may include marketing, graphic design, web design, project management, communication, and engineering. The workshop will focus on the design process and its application to an open ended client-based problem. This course will meet the requirements of the Miami Plan capstone experience. The workshop will be based in Dublin’s City Center convenient to shopping, sightseeing, and public transportation.