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Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology

Student playing games that they created at the 2019 Meeting of the Minds symposium at Carnegie Mellon

April 09, 2020

Well, This Is Different

A discussion with Student Academic Success about shifting to an online research, learning, and working environment

How have you been maintaining a normal work/life schedule while at home? Do you take regularly scheduled yoga breaks? Do you end the work day with a Zoom game with family or friends? This Friday, April 10th, 12:30-1:30 pm EDT on Zoom, come share your tips and strategies, and hear what's working for others in an interactive discussion with the Student Academic Success Center (SASC) and the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA).
GSA has shared guides on tips and strategies for working and living remotely. This workshop will actively go through the contents of these as well as resources available through SASC, before interactively sharing additional strategies among workshop participants. The workshop is open and applicable to all CMU members: students, faculty, and staff.
Please RSVP for the workshop here and remember to log in with your CMU credentials!

IDeATe Courses for Fall and Summer 2020

The Fall 2020 Schedule of Classes is now live! As you're planning your schedule, you can view a handy list of IDeATe courses is available at If you would like some advice planning your fall course selections, reach out to Kelly Delaney to set up a chat.

Summer 2020 courses will be online. IDeATe has two summer courses scheduled: 53-110 Introduction to Game Prototyping and 53-353 Understanding Game Engines. Both of these courses will be happening and are shifting online. Seats are still available!

Speaking of courses...

IDeATe Teaching Assistants

IDeATe courses often benefit from the presence of a teaching assistant and if you're interested in helping your fellow students, we'd like for you to let us know! Information and applications for TAships is available on

IDeATe Professors Underscore Benefits of Documentation in Creative Practice

ideate_motm-3.jpgKathryn Reilly, a senior in the Department of English, is working on a special series focusing on documentation practices in IDeATe courses. She has been speaking with students about their portfolios and with IDeATe faculty members Tom Corbett, Marti Louw, and Robert Zacharias. Reilly's work on the series began before everything changed, but this abrupt shift is a unique opportunity to think about just how important documentation is in our work when we have an unexpected disturbance. Her first article is up on now. Take a look and keep an eye out for the rest of the series!

IDeATe Student Directory

student-directory.pngLast year, the IDeATe Design for Learning students proposed a great idea: a student directory on IDeATe students are from all over the university, take many different types of classes, and all pretty proud of the fact that they're doing such interesting work at Carnegie Mellon. It would be great to be able to recognize each other and show others that this is part of their student experience. We're happy to announce that the directory is now live and has profiles and contact information for the students who have opted to contribute to it. Take a look and let us know at if you'd like to be included.