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2015 Spring Capstone Event Features People’s Choice Awards

May 5, 2015

The Capstone Event – held at the close of each semester – celebrates and showcases the work of graduating students from the School of Informatics and Computing. The Capstone project represents the culmination of months and months of intense and diligent preparation and hard work under the guidance and mentoring of a faculty member and showcases the student’s knowledge and abilities in a particular area of specialization.

People’s Choice Award Winners – Media Arts and Science (group project) “Sentenced to Suburbia” (left to right) Samantha George, Adam Staten, Maiyasa Issa

The spring Capstone presentations, May 1st this year, had a new twist with the addition of the People’s Choice Awards. Guests attending the Capstone Event were encouraged to vote for their favorite project or presentation in each of the five programs: human-computer interaction, health information management, informatics, library and information science, and media arts and science.

The Capstone presentation and program topics are as diverse and varied as the degree programs. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of informatics, whether someone is interested in video production, mobile app development, health data management, or another aspect of informatics and computing, there was something for almost everyone.

Project subject matter featured for the spring semester included:

3D Modeling


Application Development

Digital Storytelling

Game Design

Health Information Management


User Experience Design

Interactive Media

Video and Sound Production

Web Development

as well as many presentations on internship experiences.

Those in attendance had the opportunity to experience augmented reality and a 3D immersive environment, learn about digital media marketing, character design and game art visualization amongst many other engaging projects and presentations.

The addition of People’s Choice Awards brought a new element of excitement for the students, providing an extra incentive to deliver a polished presentation, as well as for the guests as they rushed around in the final minutes to submit their votes for the project of their choice.

Awards were presented to a standing room only crowd. Afterward, award winners got their photos taken as part of a red carpet experience.

The following are the People’s Choice Award Winners for Spring 2015 Capstones:

  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) – Ashleigh Young/Better Days: Mental Health Application, Mobile App
  • Health Information Management (HIM) – Aysha Hussain/Coding Policies and Procedures: Revision of Coding Guidelines, Poster and PowerPoint
  • Informatics – Malcolm Collins/The Importance of Understanding Website Content Management Systems, Website
  • Library and Information Science (LIS) – Karin Williams/Internship Presentation, Butler University
  • Media Arts and Science (MAS) – (group project) Samantha George, Maiyasa Issa, Adam Staten/Sentenced to Suburbia, Comedy Series Pilot

The Capstone Event is free and open to recruiters, industry professionals, current and prospective students, alumni, faculty, family and friends. The 2015 fall Capstone is December 11, 4-8:00pm in the ICTC Building.

Media Contact

Joanne Lovrinic