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March 27, 2020

It's Virtual FrIDeATe! + IDeATe Directory + Let's Understand Documentation: A Special Series

Virtual FrIDeATe with Guest Alumnus Joe Hocking

It's FrIDeATe! And while we obviously won’t be able to gather in person this month but we’re going to have a virtual hang today, March 27th at 4:30 pm EST, AND we’re going to be joined by a guest alum! Joe Hocking graduated from Mellon College of Science and went on to get a graduate degree in digital media. Recently, he authored Unity in Action, a very popular book about developing games in Unity. He’s really happy to see that Carnegie Mellon students are participating in a program like IDeATe and would like to connect with all of you. He’ll be able to offer some valuable insight into his academic and professional experiences and would love to hear about your experiences and questions. Aside from chatting with Joe, it will be great for all of us to connect and touch base. We weren't able to figure out a mass burrito distribution system in time, so if you have 'em, eat 'em. Our virtual FrIDeATe will be today, March 27th at 4:30 pm EST on (where else?) Zoom. There’s a Facebook event if you’d like to invite anyone. Can't wait to see you!

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.

IDeATe Teaching Assistants

One way or another, the Fall 2020 semester will be upon us. 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