AIMS News Category

AIMS Skills in the Real World

Friday, October 11th, 2013

This past year solidified that my education at Miami University, specifically in the Armstrong Institute of Interactive Media Studies, has given me the tools I need to succeed in the real world.
In the fall of 2012 my business fraternity, Pi Sigma Epsilon, contracted a project with Schneider Electric, a Fortune Global 500 energy management specialist, [...]

Redirected Walking Can Save You From Running Into Your Sofa

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

A man is lost in the forest. No compass. No map. No phone. No GPS. He decides to walk in a straight line until he reaches a road. He walks and walks and walks until he can walk no more. When his body is found and the path he took is analyzed, it turns out [...]

Games Program Ranked in Top 30!

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

For the third year in a row, Miami University’s digital game studies program, part of the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies (AIMS), is recognized as one of the top in the country by The Princeton Review and GamePro magazine. The program has been named to the “Top Undergraduate Schools to Study Video Game Design” [...]

“Re-Inventing Invention: A Performance in Three Acts.”

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
“Re-Inventing Invention: A Performance in Three Acts.” In Debra Journet, Cheryl Ball, and Ryan Truaman, Eds, The New Work of Composing.  With Bre Garrett and Denise Landrum-Geyer. Utah State UP. 2012.

“Couch Project” by Bizzy Young

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Bizzy Young will be exhibiting the “Couch Project” (a participatory new media documentary) at the Miami University Digital Expo this Friday: Bizzy Young completed this project as IMS Undergraduate summer scholar

Tech Improvements and New Opportunities at CRUX

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

It’s been two and half years since we announced the opening of the Center for Research in User Experience (CRUX). Our capabilities have significantly grown in that time and we wanted to share with you what we look like today. We now have four different types of usability and eye-tracking solutions, all of which are [...]

Data Structures Course Demo

Monday, September 17th, 2012 The learning outcome was to use linked lists to manage objects that are being drawn on the screen. Dr. Bo Brinkman posts these regularly on Twitter, at #274ScreenShots


Monday, September 17th, 2012

Dr. Bo Brinkman’s ShelvAR project is recruiting experimental subjects for the week of September 23rd through the 29th and the 30th through the 6th. See to learn more and sign up.

“Open Call” for Essays and Art on Apps.

Friday, September 7th, 2012

For more information, visit

Electronic Word of Mouth

Friday, September 7th, 2012

The following article was recently accepted for publication in the European Journal of Marketing:

Jan Ahrens, James R. Coyle and Michal Ann Strahilevitz, “Electronic Word of Mouth: The Effects of Incentives on eReferrals by Senders and Receivers”