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This project discuses the findings from a 4-year study of 10-15 year old students from a large Metro-Atlanta school district. Over the course of the project 164 students took surveys and participated in focus groups and interviews regarding the amount of connectivity they experience, where they are going online, and what behavioral issues that are pervasive for this demographic as it relates to their online peer interactions.
Midtown Buzz is an experiment in mobile innovation focused on engaging urban communities. It includes mobile platform and app development, open-source data curation, contextually aware environments, social navigation, developer workshops, hackathons, trials, needs assessments and the creation of a Live-Work-Play Laboratory for exploring the potential of media technologies in creating a climate for innovation. Be sure to check out the innovative Buzz projects, such as Storyoke and Auggy! Please visit www.midtownbuzz. org for more information.
The Light Orchard is an interactive installation that invites people to walk into a grove of futuristic trees, lit with color. The trees are aware of the presence of people in their space, and can respond in many different ways. User can play different games, watch animations, and work together with different simulations, that allow them to easily collaborate, learn, and play together.

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App Lab

App Lab

Built for Success

A mobile computing "hackerspace."
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Location: TSRB 333

GVU Prototyping Lab

GVU Prototyping Lab

From Concept to Creation

A rapid prototyping "makerspace."
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Location: TSRB Basement

Usability Lab

Usability Lab

Testing Methods and Technology

An adaptable project testing space.

Location: TSRB 216