Category Archives: Design Challenge

EMC student employees offer their perspectives on in-person work

By Preston Banas ’24 We asked students at the Emergent Media Center (EMC) about their experience working in the EMC this semester and their plans for the future. What is your favorite memory working in the EMC this past semester? “I would have to say my favorite memory is when our team held our first […]

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Creating Innovative Ways To Teach Foundational Math Skills

By Preston Banas ’24 KSC students participating in experiential learning The King Street Center (KSC) sought the help of one of the Emergent Media Centers (EMC) design challenge teams to research and offer design concepts to reinforce and backfill early foundational math skills for KSC students, grades K-3. KSC is looking for an experience that […]

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EMC collaborates with VSAC to help increase the graduation and postsecondary enrollment rates across the state of Vermont.

By Preston Banas ’24 This summer the Emergent Media Center (EMC) collaborated on a design challenge project with Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) // GEAR UP  (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programming) and GUIDE (Giving Undergraduates Information and Direction in their Education). VSAC // GEAR UP aims to increase high school graduation and […]

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Projects are Blooming at the EMC

by Gillianne Ross ’22 With the remainder of the Spring semester in front of us, the Emergent Media Center (EMC) wants to give an overview regarding our latest projects and an update for those continuing from past semesters. Roughly a year into remote work, the EMC team has adapted and redefined our community structure to […]

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Our Summer of Project Progress

Written by: Gillianne Ross ‘22 It has been a busy summer here at the Emergent Media Center (EMC). While our summer group worked remotely this session, the twenty students who participated in select projects continued to put forth equal effort and enthusiasm for their work. Projects and design challenge teams for this summer session took […]

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A Mind at Peace: ShamanIQ

Written by: Reagan Lee, ’22 Edited by: Gillianne Ross, ’22 Shamanism is an ancient practice, meant to take the practitioner out of a stressful mindset by introducing them to a meditative state of consciousness. Traditional Shamanism practiced by indigenous people for thousands of years, is a form of meditation used to alter one’s consciousness to […]

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Design Challenge: Holy Name Medical Center

Located in the town of Teaneck, New Jersey, the Holy Name Medical Center is a beacon of technologically advanced, compassionate and personalized care that encompasses education, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and wellness. The Holy Name Medical Center came to the Emergent Media Center (EMC) with a challenge. The EMC accepted. A team of student workers […]

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Human-Centered Design & the EMC

By: Audrey Waggoner ’21 Previously in this blog series, we went over the background information about how human-centered design functions. In this installment, we will be learning how and why the EMC decided to implement human-centered design in our workflow here, and what kind of things we’ve done using the process. The EMC decided to […]

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Design Challenge 2019

By: Audrey Waggoner ’21 The EMC has partnered with the Heritage Winooski Mill Museum for our Spring 2019 Design Challenge. The team consists of Champlain College students coming from a diverse range of majors, from Communications to Game Programming to Filmmaking. The museum is a unique space in the old Champlain Mill that overlooks the […]

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