SAVANNAH, Ga., Dec. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is pleased to announce top honors in the student category of the 2017 UX Awards. The UX Awards are the first awards dedicated to showcasing the best in user experience (UX). The future-oriented awards honor innovators behind the digital products and services that define our world.
The winning student project, SPARK: An Autonomous Rehabilitation Platform, was designed to allow users to engage and make healthy progress in their recovery journey. An international group of five SCAD students from five different countries developed SPARK over the course of eight weeks. The winning team includes: HwangHah Jeong, James Simmons, Dipali Bajaj, Gonzo Gelso and Zhaolin Cai.
SCAD projects Seedly and LogistiX tied for honorable mention. SCAD students Cody Reppert, Jason Hwang, Inwon Jong, Noe Kennedy and Nolan Canady led Seedly, a wearable necklace for children that motivates them to continually grow and plant seeds every two weeks. Student Andrew Zanoni produced LogistiX, a speedy and human-centered delivery process that utilizes 21st-century technology to streamline delivery times.
The UX Awards aim to inspire, evangelize, honor the best, lead by example, reflect the community and show real value. The awards span all aspects of UX: product design, service design, interaction design, experience design, service design, design strategy, usability, user research, design thinking, information architecture, content strategy, UI design, and increasingly, industrial design and urban design when there is a digital component. Awards are determined with full transparency in the consensus judging process based on a rotating panel of expert judges, alongside public crowd voting.
About SCAD UX
SCAD offers the only B.F.A. in user experience design in the U.S. The UX design B.F.A. program at SCAD was created to deliver a unique and state-of-the-art learning experience to SCAD students. SCAD faculty and academic leadership collaborated with Google to develop the program's groundbreaking curriculum focused on four foundational pillars: human behavior, technical proficiency, aesthetics and collaboration. In their coursework, students learn the fundamentals of graphic design, industrial design and interaction design, all supported by a strong studio experience, mathematics and programming. Students participate in mentorships and collaborations with companies such as 3M, Capital One, Facebook, Hewlett-Packard, The Home Depot, Instagram, Microsoft and others.
About SCAD's School of Design
SCAD's School of Design offers preeminent degree programs in business design and arts leadership, design for sustainability, design management, industrial design, service design and UX design. Collectively, students and alumni across the School of Design have held internships and full-time positions at companies like: Accenture Consulting, American Greetings, Cerner, Clear Channel Entertainment, the Contemporary American Theatre Company, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Essential, the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Gensler, Greater Good Studios, Gulfstream Aerospace, Hirsch Bedner Associates, IBM, International Living Future Institute, the New York Shakespeare Exchange, Porsche, Ralph Lauren, Reebok, Unilever, the World Bank and many others.
SCAD: The University for Creative Careers
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor's and master's degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors, as well as minors in more than 75 disciplines across its locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; in Hong Kong; in Lacoste, France; and online through SCAD eLearning. With more than 35,000 alumni worldwide, SCAD demonstrates an exceptional education and unparalleled career preparation. The diverse student body, consisting of nearly 14,000, comes from across the U.S. and more than 100 countries worldwide.
In 2017, the prestigious Red Dot Design Rankings placed SCAD as the top university in the United States and in the top two universities in the Americas and Europe. Career preparation is woven into every fiber of the university, resulting in a superior alumni placement rate. In a study of Spring 2016 SCAD graduates, 98 percent were employed, pursuing further education, or both within 10 months of graduation. For more information, visit the official SCAD blog.
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