May 25 2011

Digital Media Senior Show 2011

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Bossone Research Center
Drexel University
3140 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Sunday, June 5, 2011

1:00pm – Expo in the Bossone Lobby
3:00pm – Presentations in the Mitchell Auditorium

This event is open to the public.

H5 in Wonderland is an internet-based fantasy experience built around the children’s classic Alice in Wonderland. Utilizing HTML5 and JavaScript, we created a digital world that seamlessly combines the whimsical spirit of Wonderland with the techniques learned in Digital Media. The experience is composed of goal-directed animations punctuated by mini games at each level.

Click-In is a simple sign-in system that dramatically enhances the experience of signing guests into Drexel dormitories. Replacing the old pen & paper process that exists today, Click-In creates a pain-free experience for residents, guests, and housing staff.

Bombs Away is a video game which features 3D visuals, fast-paced fun and online multiplayer. When playing Bombs Away, you can choose either PC or iPad and your experience depends on your choice. Four PC players compete as Bots vying to be the ‘Last Bot Standing’, while an iPad player takes the role of the Overseer, controlling the stage and clearing out all the Bots.

Grammar Trainer is a program designed for the iPad to teach autistic children the nuances of grammar and syntax. This is a re-design of an existing web application created by Katharine Beals, Ph.D. and Felicia Hurewitz, Ph.D.

Visualize the Past is an interactive, mobile experience aimed to help the average person visualize historical sites that no longer exist. Using a mobile device equipped for augmented reality, users will be able to see a three dimensional model of a building projected in the spot where it once stood. In addition, a mobile website will provide photographs, videos and other media to help tell the story of the building.

Anywhere But Here is a tale of two men, Horace and Krog, struggling against all odds to escape a dreary existence. Once they team up, their hopes are restored and they soar to new heights.

May 27 2010

2010 DIGM Senior Show!

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Come on out and enjoy this year’s best!

WHEN: Saturday June 5th 1:00 – 5:00 pm

WHERE: Nesbitt Hall room Stein Auditorium – 33rd and Market Streets, Philadelphia PA 19104


Social Graffiti:

The Social Graffiti project is an experiment in linking together architecture, design, and technology with social media interaction. Through a series of animations designed around the architectural features of Nesbitt Hall, the team will project animations to create an optically stimulating viewer experience. A core mission of the project is to take an emerging and popular social networking tool, Twitter, and reconfigure it from its user-isolated applications into a physical social gathering. The project encourages participant interaction where essentially anyone, anywhere, can ‘digitally tag’ a message to be intertwined with the animations and displayed to the public in one of the largest digital projection venues Philadelphia has ever seen.


DESDA is a children’s entertainment system that dynamically loads user-uploaded video into a musical animation. The video messages from friends and family are inserted into an animation of a girl flying through space searching for her family. It provides a means for girl’s with Rett Syndrome (or other severe disabilities that limit the use of phones and computers) to receive communications that they would not normally be able to access. This form of “communitainment” improves their regular entertainment regimen by including familiar faces.

Lexi Conquest:

LexiConquest is an original entertainment and educational platform that combines the addicting nature of a trading card game with the engaging appeal of a videogame and ties it together with a unique interface called the “Library Node.” With an intent interest in childhood literacy, LexiConquest brings classic and contemporary literature to life in an exciting, hands-on method that promotes the exploration of the vibrant world of the written word, all under the guise of an action-packed video game.

Instant Navigator:

The Independence Historic National Park Instant Navigator is a mobile application designed to enrich the visitor experience at the Independence Historic National Park, one of the nation’s richest and most popular cultural heritage sites. The goal of this project is to utilize new and upcoming technology, specifically GPS navigation and iPhone development resources to create an application that will change how the park is explored. Navigation between historical attractions as well as Park Ranger communication is made easier, and multimedia content is delivered to the phone based on the user’s location.

Toy Detectives:

Toy Detectives is a 2D Flash game and educational learning intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders. Designed to teach social interaction skills, the game uses eye-tracking technology so that players can initiate conversations with on-screen characters by looking directly at their faces. Players search the town park for a friend’s lost toy helicopter, gathering clues along the way by approaching park-goers and by following their gestures and eye gaze.

Jun 05 2009

2009 DIGM Senior Show!

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WHEN: Saturday June 6th 1:30 – 5:00 pm

WHERE: Nesbitt Hall room Stein Auditorium – 33rd and Market Streets, Philadelphia PA 19104


  • Neighbors – An interactive installation that tells the story of a young girl, Ansa, living on her own and struggling with a monster that is stalking her. Installation visitors enter a cabin where they can consider clues to Ansa’s fate. Team Members: Evan Boucher, Karissa Demi, Diego Garcia, Dan King, Greg McGee, and Mark Wakeman.
  • Derivativ – A collaborative storytelling website with a social-network spin! Any member can create stories or contribute to infinitely branching existing storylines. Be part of the story, join us at Team Members: Aaron Grando, Christian Hahn, Francesco Gambino, Pavel Mamontov, Leigh Olesen, Brandon Wei.
  • Night Shift - The External Hard Guys presents, NIGHT SHIFT, a 3D animated short film in which a janitor’s seemingly ordinary night on the job takes a turn for the extraordinary. Team members enacted every aspect of the 3D production pipeline including conceptual design, character development, modeling, rigging, animation, and visual effects. Following the screening, the team will explain conceptual challenges and technical accomplishments that shaped the production. Team members: Nick Avallone, Kevin Hoffman, David Lally, Dan Letarte, Justin Wilcott.
  • Dragon Compass – An online, interactive Drexel University campus map. The website provides the user with customizable information including, but not limited to, Main Campus walking directions, a room locator to find even the most obscure office or classroom, additional search features, and a virtual campus tour available from anywhere on the net 24/7. Team members: Steve Benjamin, Paul Chadkin, Kyung Eim, Stephanie Gelish, Andrew Lakebrink, Chunyin Li, Chris Saxby.
  • The Fourmation - Fourmation is a 3D, action-packed multiplayer Flash game. Using Wii technology Fourmation brings virtual reality to the home computer. Up to 4 players, 1 on each side of a cube race to complete a bridge spaning the playing field. Specially designed infrared headsets, allow players to alter their game views by simply moving their heads. Looking around corners allows players to spy on their competitors and engage in actions to thwart their efforts to advance across the game space. Team Members: Jared Weinstock, Nick Deimler, Chau Nguyen, Tom Bergamini, Todd Carpenter, Kyle McArdle.