On Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 11:30 to 3:00, Allendale Columbia 5th and 8th graders participated in a collaborative workshop conducted by Brian O’Keefe Ph.D. and his graduate students. Dr. O’Keefe is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology/Golisano College of Computing and Information Science, School of Informatics. The Mobile Interactions Workshop is designed to integrate our students into the design process for a grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts and Mobile Experiences for Tourism Project, RIT, and the Genesee Country Village and Museum. Our students explored research questions related to digital storytelling and how interactions of a particular field trip could generate personalized souvenirs that represent each student’s unique visit. We are excited about this collaborative project with RIT and are happy to have our students participate in the design process and development.
This is the first stage of a joint venture with RIT. The partnership that has been established will enable us to have additional workshops well into the 2014 school year. AC students will help in the design process with the goal of creating a better experience for museum guests.
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