Category Archives: Human-Centered Design

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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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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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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Critical Friends: The First Cross-Team Critique of Fall 2019

Cross-Team critiques On October 24th, the Emergent Media Center (EMC) held its first cross-team critique of the fall semester. We heard from all of the teams who are working on various projects this fall and received some exciting insight into the hard work and detail they are all pouring into their projects.  The EMC makes […]

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Autumn Comes to the EMC

By: Reagan Lee, ’22 The Emergent Media Center (EMC) staff and student employees always have several projects brewing! Now that the trees in Burlington are finally starting to show their rainbow of autumn colors, the EMC is excited to showcase our newest variety of projects, all of which aim to utilize creativity to educate, inspire, […]

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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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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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