Multimedia Application Development

Complex instructional concepts and interactive activities pose unique challenges in education that can’t always be solved by traditional forms of media. These challenges can be met by combining instructional content with different forms of media, interface and experience design, and application development. Partner with DELTA to explore options for unique, interactive activities and resources that are reinforced by sound pedagogy. Visit Get Help and request an instructional consultation to begin the process.

Mobile Applications

MyTech

This app was developed in collaboration with the Department of Physics for introductory kinetic labs, allowing students to use their smartphones as data collection devices in experiments. It was designed to expose students to the physical forces found in the world, keep the technology component of experiments simple, and encourage exploration outside of the lab.

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Screenshot of the MyTech app for physics                       Screenshot of MyTech app

MicroExplorer 3D

Developed in collaboration with textiles instructors, this app provides students with a companion reference for compound microscopes that they are expected to encounter and use in labs. It provides a 3D model with connected articles, describing the purpose and use of each piece with text, images and videos.

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Applications for Content Delivery

PRATT

Standing for “Photosynthesis, Respiration, Absorption, Transpiration, and Translocation,” this interactive website was developed in collaboration with Horticulture Science and guides students through the complex interactions between plant processes. Students examine different locations of plant activity across different times of day and watch animations that follow water molecules at each step.

Canine/Feline Nutrition

Developed in collaboration with the Department of Animal Science, this application shows the detailed digestion process for cats and dogs, through each organ, and from the perspectives of vitamins, minerals and other nutritional components.

Neuron-to-Neuron

Developed with the Department of Applied Ecology, this website illustrates different biological processes and functions within neurons, both normal, and when under the effect of different chemicals.

Interactive Tools and Applications

Feed Mill Layout

Developed with partners from Animal Food Safety and Feed Milling, this layout tool allows students to construct a virtual feed mill and populate it with the necessary equipment and rooms to meet different assignment needs.

TADA

Developed in collaboration with the College of Textiles, the Textiles Archive Design Application (TADA) presents a large collection of historical pattern samples, allowing users to explore, filter, and collect patterns for study and inspiration. Students use this tool as a starting point to explore a wide variety of designs before embarking on their own work.