Elon iMedia
2016 Capstone Exhibition

Take a journey through creativity and innovation at the 2016 Aloha iMedia! Capstone Exhibition, from 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday, May 18 at Elon University.

The annual event gives students a platform to unveil their capstone thesis projects to area professionals, potential employers, prospective students, faculty and staff, family and friends.

This year, the Powell Building’s second and third floors will be lush with engaging projects created by all 36 students in the Interactive Media graduate program. The itinerary of topics includes promotional websites, interactive videos, mobile applications, user experience design, multimedia storytelling, virtual reality, and more. Each student will have his or her own station to present their project, and attendees are welcome and encouraged to peruse at their own pace and talk with students.

The completion and showcase of capstone thesis projects signal the end of a rigorous 10-month masters degree program for the Class of 2016. In that short time, students were immersed in creating engaging interactive content across a variety of media platforms. Now, it’s time for students to share what they’ve learned.

Take a journey through creativity and innovation at the 2016 Aloha iMedia! Capstone Exhibition, from 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday, May 18 at Elon University.

The annual event gives students a platform to unveil their capstone thesis projects to area professionals, potential employers, prospective students, faculty and staff, family and friends.

This year, the Powell Building’s second and third floors will be lush with engaging projects created by all 36 students in the Interactive Media graduate program. The itinerary of topics includes promotional websites, interactive videos, mobile applications, user experience design, multimedia storytelling, virtual reality, and more. Each student will have his or her own station to present their project, and attendees are welcome and encouraged to peruse at their own pace and talk with students.

The completion and showcase of capstone thesis projects signal the end of a rigorous 10-month masters degree program for the Class of 2016. In that short time, students were immersed in creating engaging interactive content across a variety of media platforms. Now, it’s time for students to share what they’ve learned.

PROJECTS

Design
Web
Video/VR
Storytelling
Strategy
Development

The HBCU Experience

Artaeza Poole-Gwynn

The HBCU Experience is an interactive website that tells the story of the foundation of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the U.S. This digital story uses text, images, sounds, video and graphics to explain the roles that these institutions played in American history in an immersive way.

Tags: Design, Storytelling, Video

The Eclectic Dynasty Project

Caranita Harrelson

A basic yet stylish website that hosts a local production company

Tags: Design, Web, Video

La Mezcla Africana

Jordynn McKnight

La Mezcla Africana is an interactive site exploring the history of the African diaspora in the Americas and showcasing how that has affected identity. Through history, spoken word, music, and art, visitors get a glimpse into the complexity of the Afro-Latinx identity today.

Tags: Design, Web, Storytelling, Research, Video

Reclaim PDX Brand Development

Keara Donick

Brand identity and development package for Reclaim PDX, a reclaimed woodworking business based in Portland, OR. Aspects of the package include logo design, social media and marketing plans, brand identity development, and website with ecommerce capabilities.

Tags: Design, Web, Branding

DROP

Lauren Brame

Hydration tracker application concept design

Tags: Design, Application, User Experience

Foreign Exchange Travel App

Nicole McEwan

Foreign Exchange encourages savvy traveling and spontaneous adventures all while enhancing the traveling experience. It will be a place of inspiration, socializing, and strategic trip planning for young people who have never considered exploring a new country or city. The more we travel the more culturally aware we become and that is the foundation of Foreign Exchange.

Tags: Design, Application, User Experience

Instajam

Sayantan Purkayastha

A collaborative mobile application prototype for musicians. Musicians can record samples independently or over another musician's sample and share them.

Tags: Design

Fundamental

Kaitlyn Stahl

Fundamental is an educational iPad application for 3rd graders. It teaches young children about science by incorporating interactive elements, storytelling tools, animations, and control to explore the interface. Users choose a character to accompany them through scientific adventures where they can find hidden interactions, earn achievements, and unlock new adventures.

Tags: Design, Application, Storytelling, User Experience

Brilliance

Francis Badger

Public service announcement about the importance of creativity in higher education.

Tags: Research

My Body. My Mind. My Story.

Bethany Coats

Through the eyes of students and professionals, this project takes a look at body image on college campuses. It will be an sectioned, interactive website that will explain the issues students face with body image and how this affects the presence of eating disorders on college campuses.

Tags: Web, Storytelling, User Experience

Kollaboh

Carolyn Fonzi

Kollaboh is an online creative community that connects and empowers aspiring artists of any kind.

Tags: Web

Set the Stage in Southport

Courtney Penezic

Set the Stage in Southport is an interactive website that aims to promote tourism in Southport, NC by focusing on the movies and TV shows that were filmed in the area.

Tags: Web

Gaming and Eyetracking

Jake Moser

I'm using the GazePoint eyetracker to play desktop games hands-free. I'm also creating a website for videos and data visualizations about my program and its intended audience.

Tags: Web, Research, Video

Kollaboh

Kelly Foran

Kollaboh is an online creative community that connects and empowers aspiring artists of any kind.

Tags: Web

Scribblers' Hub

Salma Altantawy

Scribblers’ Hub is an online source for writers looking for inspiration and motivation, as well as a distraction-free platform for them to write and share their stories, and get feedback from other writers.

Tags: Web

Peek the Parkway

Tarah Holland

Experience the Blue Ridge Parkway from anywhere in the world through Peek the Parkway – an interactive and informative website. Just in time for the National Park Service’s centennial anniversary, Peek the Parkway takes visitors on a ride along the historic scenic drive, complete with stops at several popular attractions.

Tags: Web, Storytelling, Research, User Experience, Video

ATS Consulting LLC

Taylor Smith

Interactive website built to assist potential tenants in finding apartments around the Saint Louis Area.

Tags: Web

Metrognome

Tim Babiasz

Metrognome is a website that attempts to restore context to American music in the digital age through history, news, reviews and curated playlists of artists and the scenes from which they grew.

Tags: Web, Research

Know Forsyth

Tira J. Murray

Know Forsyth is an interactive learning website with the fundamentals that one would need to know to understand politics. The website was created for the use of all ages. This website includes the history of Forsyth County North Carolina, North Carolina Government, laws, bills, and statues.

Tags: Web, Research, User Experience

The Fox Den: DIY Tutorials for the Stylish Home

Victoria Foxwood

The Fox Den is an interactive e-Learning website designed to help young women build confidence and learn the skills necessary to complete DIY home improvement projects. The Fox Den uses a wide assortment of interactive technologies to promote enhanced engagement and optimize user learning outcomes.

Tags: Web, e-Learning

Ides of May

Carolyn Crenshaw

"Ides of May" is an interactive music video for the Austin, Texas-based group, Ponyboy and the Horsegirls. The music video explores the intersection of art and technology, asking users to suspend expectations of a traditional music video and explore the concept for themselves. The project was built and assembled using Blender and Unity3D.

Tags: Web, Video, Virtual Reality, Music & art

Fractal Singularity

Chiara Costanzo

Fractal Singularity is a mixed media virtual reality experience with multiple levels integrating video, audio, animation, script, and 3D modeling.

Tags: Design, Video, Virtual Reality

Experience NC // Hanging Rock

Tyler Parrott

Created in the 1930’s as a Civilian Conservation Corps Project, Hanging Rock State Park contains 20 miles of hiking trails that wind past numerous lookout points, clear streams, and waterfalls. This collection of VR experiences allows the viewer to, for a moment, feel that they are at Hanging Rock themselves.

Tags: Storytelling, Video, Virtual Reality, Radness

Carolinas Campaign

Haley Burton

My project is an online interactive documentary that tells the story of the Carolinas Campaign during the Civil War. The site, meant to make history lessons a bit more engaging, features a map of the Carolinas with pins placed in locations where events or battles took place. When the user clicks a location, a short video explains the event that took place there - and decided the fate of the Confederacy.

Tags: Web, Storytelling, Video

In Their Worlds

Hunter Barnhardt

In Their Worlds shares stories of those affected by mental illness, told in their own words, in order to create a more caring, informed, and supportive world. These stories educate those unfamiliar with mental illness, provide hope for the diagnosed and their families, and remind us of the strength that we can provide for afflicted individuals.

Tags: Web, Storytelling

Trey's Way

Stephen Moffitt

Trey's Way is an interactive animation promoting healthy decision-making in children and adolescents.

Tags: Video, Storytelling

Beyond the Cover Page

Erin Turner

Beyond the Cover Page, is an interactive analysis addressing the importance of minority representation within media. This project was created for The Edge magazine staff and serves as an educational tool and digital content strategy to enhance the team’s multicultural marketing efforts. Throughout the project, visitors are introduced to qualitative and quantitative data that reveals minority student perceptions of the magazine and content recommendations for the future.

Tags: Research, Storytelling, Content Strategy, Video

Content Strategy and Creation by ORG

Olivia Gray

A Content Strategy Plan for a Youtube Channel. The strategy plan highlights the brand's goals, marketing solutions, and campaign strategies to help build the brand's audience. The Youtube Channel will focus primarily on abstract painting techniques and execution. All video content was created, filmed, and edited by me.

Tags: Video, Content Strategy

Elon Phoenix Gameday App

Parker Brown

An iOS application prototype to engage and inform Elon Phoenix fans

Tags: Application, User Experience, Digital Strategy

Dash Socks

Ricky Clegg

A digital identity and branding for Dash Socks, a newly created sock brand.

Tags: Digital Branding

Distance Club

Tereza Novotná

Distance Club is a prototype app targeted to college distance runners to log their miles. The interface allows smooth communication between the athletes and the coach.

Tags: User Experience

MyTeam

Jacob Grady

An app that helps find pick up sports in the area.

Tags: Application

Talk Turf

Lexi Veara

Talk Turf is a fully functional app that will teach users how to communicate about American Professional Football. With interactive lesson videos and quizzes, this app is jam packed with colorful content to entice all who are interested in learning about football whether they are a beginner or a pro.

Tags: Design, Application

Fetch App

Michelle Murphy

Fetch is a mobile application that would enable crowdsourced concession delivery at live events. Similar to Uber, people could use the Fetch app to receive or provide the service. The project on display will be a fully designed, high fidelity prototype of this application.

Tags: Design, Application, User Experience

YouChoose

Mike Garland

YouChoose is a mobile application meant to help users develop positive, daily habits. The app prompts the user to record how they felt and why, and uses these records to intrinsically motivate the user to act positively and work towards their goals.

Tags: Application, Personal Informatics, User Experience, Design

Longbox

Tyler Anderson

Longbox is a fully-featured web application designed to provide a way for comic collectors to easily track weekly comic releases and discover new series to read.

Tags: Design, Application, Web