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Dec 12, 2018 By Crissy Campbell

2018 was a fun time at the Centre for Digital Media. MDM students worked on many interesting industry projects, we processed a record number of MDM applications, held an unprecedented number of IDEA-X’s (10!), hosted some fantastic events on campus (including a student panel discussion with BC Green Party's Andrew Weaver, and VIFF Immersed, an immersive experience to re-imagine storytelling through xR), and we welcomed our newest full-time faculty member, Laura Ballay, to our impressive team of faculty. As 2018 draws to a close, we wanted to highlight the most popular stories of 2018.

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Dec 6, 2018 By Crissy Campbell

A team of MDM students won the student award at the Vancouver User Experience Awards last Thursday. Team Accenture, which includes Alyzah Kaharin , Charity Principe , Rex Shi , Joseph Coombes , Mengxuan (Amy) Li and So Jeong Bae , won for an augmented reality training app they built...

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Dec 5, 2018 By Crissy Campbell

Graduating from the Master of Digital Media program can lead to many pathways in the digital media industry. The program gives students a ton of career options and the path each graduate takes is always interesting. Meet Christine Clark. Coming from UBC’s Theatre Program, she took the...

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Nov 22, 2018 By Crissy Campbell

Cell phones at concerts and other live events are unavoidable, everyone uses them. Is there a way to leverage concert-goers’ cell phones to help enhance the event and give them access to more engaging experiences? This is what two MDM students, Marina Bertoldi and Julie Puech, are...

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Oct 24, 2018 By Crissy Campbell

The MDM program is unique in that, rather than focusing on hard skills like coding and design, the program focuses on soft skills such as collaboration, teamwork and leadership, and how to apply these skills to the digital media industry. Soft skills were have been identified as key...

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Oct 4, 2018 By Crissy Campbell

This past summer, Vancouver hosted SIGGRAPH, an annual computer graphics conference. The conference attracts tens of thousands of global visitors and was the first time SIGGRAPH was back in Vancouver since 2014. MDM faculty Larry Bafia was this year’s producer for the Computer...

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Sep 19, 2018 By Crissy Campbell

Centre for Digital Media is pleased to welcome Laura Ballay as the newest full-time faculty to the Master of Digital Media program. Laura has worked at the intersection of human-centered design and technology for the past 20 years and is an expert in leading creative teams and defining...

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Sep 13, 2018 By thomas petitjean

This summer, Centre for Digital Media’s IDEA-X instructors Bill Zhao and Thomas Petitjean led a four-day design thinking workshop at BCIT for a group of nineteen K-12 teachers. BCIT and the province of British Columbia have been working together to offer teachers across the province...

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Aug 29, 2018 By Crissy Campbell

This is a farewell speech from Master of Digital Media Program Director, Richard Smith. The speech was spoken at the MDM ungrad on August 17th, a celebration of the completion of the first three terms of the MDM program. In the MDM program our students learn many processes along the...

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Aug 23, 2018 By Crissy Campbell

Improving a Game Prototype and Building an AR App for Set Designers This semester, a team of MDM students formed an xR prototyping lab. Rather than being paired up with an industry client for the semester, they were matched with 5 different clients on a series of 2-3 week rapid xR...

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