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Anthony Daniels: ETC Visiting Professional

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We are delighted to welcome Anthony Daniels back to the ETC for his bi-annual visit.  Anthony first visited the ETC in 2004 as part of Carnegie Mellon University’s Robot Hall of Fame.  Since then Anthony has been visiting the ETC once every semester. Many ETC students are huge Star Wars fans so you can imagine… Read more »

ETC Project Critiques

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The ETC Project Course is one of the core elements of our curriculum and is a course that drives many students to our program.  ETC Students have completed hundreds of projects over the years, and a key component to the success of these projects is feedback.  Professor Randy Pausch, co-founder of the ETC liked to… Read more »

Playtesting

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A primary focus of the ETC’s educational philosophy is the project experience!  ETC students embark on projects during their studies, and all of these projects have a specific audience in mind.  To help ensure success in these projects it is important for our students to playtest. The term playtest indicates the use of an experience… Read more »

ETC project game finalist for CHI PLAY 2017

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ETC student project from the spring 2017 semester, Tiny, created a iPad game Angle Jungle: An Educational Game about Angles that has been recently named a finalist in the Student Game Design Competition for CHI PLAY 2017. The competition received a record 28 submissions this year from around the world. The competition chairs convened a… Read more »

Serious Play Awards Silver Medal Winner

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ETC project team Athena has been awarded a Silver Medal at the 2017 International Serious Play Awards.  The team’s game. “Smash” is a single-player iPad game geared to 8-11 year old boys with social and emotional challenges.  The games seeks to encourage problem solving strategies and other enriching elements often absent from games geared towards… Read more »

Serious Games Gold Award Winner

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Congratulations to the ETC student team True North, their interactive experience, FINE LINE, was just named a Gold Metal Winner at the 2016 International Serious Play Awards! The game is an interactive experience for students at Carnegie Mellon University, addressing academic integrity, on and beyond campus life.  Presented in the form of a web-based, illustrated… Read more »

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