You are invited to a Faculty Showcase event on Feb 15, 2013 at noon on the topic of "Peanut Butter, Meet Chocolate: An Exploration of Interdisciplinary Projects with Art & Design and Computer Science".
The event is sponsored by Instructional Technologies Support (ITS). Our featured speakers are Assistant Professor Grayson Lawrence from the School of Art and Design and Associate Professor Dan Tamir from the Department of Computer Science. The two professors partnered their graduate-level courses in Computer Science and Communication Design so that Lawrence’s design students and Tamir’s computer science students could interact with each other.
Most of the software that consumers use on a daily basis such as iPhone apps, Web sites, and desktop applications, are the result of a partnership between the two disciplines. Lawrence and Tamir explain that communication designers and computer science professionals work with each other every day in the job market, however in our current educational environment, they rarely get the chance to work together. They feel the earlier the two disciplines are teamed together, the better.
In this session, Dr. Tamir and Mr. Lawrence will share their experiences partnering their courses. They will discuss how they structured the courses, how student partnerships worked, and the pit-falls to watch out for when designing your own interdisciplinary courses.
Mr. Lawrence teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the School of Art & Design. Dr. Tamir teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Department of Computer Science.
This is a brown bag event, so bring your lunch and come and spend an hour with Mr. Lawrence and Dr. Tamir. You will have an opportunity to ask questions following their presentation.
Water, soft drinks and sweet and salty snacks will be provided. Plan to arrive by 11:45am or earlier as the program will begin promptly at noon.
There is a limit of 50 attendees for this event.