“Interactive computing” means different things to different people.
For some, it may mean a person’s physical interaction with computing through tangible technological devices. For others, it might mean a school – the School of Interactive Computing, for example – filled with a diverse set of research. Still others might think of the progression of computing from classic personal computers to those pushing boundaries through machine learning and artificial intelligence.
A few weeks ago, we asked students, faculty, staff, and friends of the School of Interactive Computing to come up with concepts for a t-shirt design that demonstrate what those words mean to them.
After sifting through all our submissions – and we received a number of great ones – we have narrowed the contest down to four finalists. Check out the finalists below and be sure to vote on Facebook or this survey.
John Britti, Computational Media undergraduate student
Britti provided a futuristic look at human interaction with a computing interface, utilizing the classic Buzz Gold color. Finalist selectors liked his design for its universal depiction of the intersection between humans and computers.
Brian Cochran, Computer Science undergraduate student
Cochran submitted a selection of computing characters that could be the basis of a series of t-shirt designs now and in the future. Finalist selectors liked his design because of its fun interpretation of computing and that it provides what every organization or event needs – a mascot.
Stefamikha Suwisar, Industrial Design undergraduate student
Suwisar’s design depicts the diverse research that comes from the many human sources within the School of Interactive Computing. Finalist selectors liked her design because it captured in an image the breadth of computing research that comes out of the School.
Tim Trent, GVU Center research technologist
Trent provided an initial concept for a series of t-shirts that highlight the many IC research areas in a nostalgic way. Finalist selectors liked his submission because, while only an initial concept, it provides a fun theme to depict the many “flavors” of interactive computing.