Category Archives: Emerge

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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A Program To Teach Safer Opioid Prescription Practices

By Preston Banas ‘24 In the Fall of 2020, the University of Vermont (UVM) Larner College of Medicine was awarded the Opioid Education Challenge Grant from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to address challenges that medical residents and faculty face while managing patient pain with opioids. The Emergent Media Center (EMC) partnered with […]

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EMC 2021 Faculty Fellowship with Tanya Lee Stone

Written By: Gillianne Ross ‘22 & Preston Banas ‘24 The Emergent Media Center’s (EMC) faculty fellowship program is in its third semester of operation. The fellowship was developed out of feedback from professors wanting to make space for project based learning for their students outside of the classroom. In turn, the fellowship offers opportunities for […]

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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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EMC Team Transforms Learning Experience of Healthcare Software

By: Audrey Waggoner ’21 Many people leave campus for the summer, but here at the Emergent Media Center (EMC), we will be as busy as ever! One of our most exciting ongoing projects is a software development project called VisibleEP. VisibleEP is a collaboration with VisibleEP, LLC , a local biotech company specializing in electrophysiology […]

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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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What is Human-Centered Design?

By: Audrey Waggoner, ’21 Human-centered design is both a methodology and a mindset. As a methodology, it gives people the tools to create innovative and practical solutions to complex problems. As a mindset, it encourages would-be designers to identify with the people they are trying to help and emphasizes the importance of research and collaboration. […]

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Spacebox at the Toronto Kids Digital Festival

By: Audrey Waggoner ’21 Last week, one of the Emergent Media Center’s (EMC) projects was shown at the Toronto Kids Digital Festival! This is a new festival devoted to inspiring creativity in people of all ages. It features interactive installations, games, and workshops created by international artists, and focuses on displaying work that creatively integrates […]

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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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Julia Swift

By: Alexis Dunn ’19 This Summer, Julia Swift joined the Emergent Media Center (EMC) as a faculty consultant to work with a team of students on a brand new 360 degree VR film experience. She created a prototype with the student staff that was debuted on the first night of the South End Art Hop.  […]

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