Carnegie Mellon University


Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology

September 29, 2021

Playtest at Deeplocal + RAs Needed in HCI

VR Participants Needed at Deeplocal


School of Drama/IDeATe alum Ella Rosenblum is now one of the pros doing cool stuff over at Deeplocal. She is working on a VR video game for one of their projects and they want IDeATe folks to help them test it out. Ideally, participants would have some previous experience using VR, but no experience is okay, too. Participants will need to be able to travel to the Deeplocal offices in Sharpsburg and compensation will be provided. If you are interested, please reach out to Ella at

Animation Contest for Creators and Directors, a streaming service based in Italy, is holding an Open Animation contest for an animation micro-series. There is no cost to enter and cash prizes are available. Submissions may be in any language with English subtitles. Entries are due November 15. More information is available at

User Experience Association Coffee Chats

Are you interested in learning more about Human-Computer Interaction at CMU? The HCII User Experience Association (UXA) is launching a semester-long coffee chat program, open to students of all majors! The UXA is a student or committed to cultivating a community among undergraduate HCII students. These chats are an open space for you to speak with HCII undergraduates on the college experience, getting involved with the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, career advice, creating your first portfolio, or anything else. Sign up today!

Fall 2021 Research Opportunity

Multiple positions in Design Research, Web Designer, Technical Prototype Development, and Physical Computing are open for undergraduate research assistants on an NSF-funded project, Smart Spaces for Making: Networked Physical Tools to Support Process Documentation and Learning. This NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) fellowship is for a part-time position (up to 12 hours/week).

Project Details: The Learning Media Design Center is looking for undergraduate research assistants to help design and develop smart documentation tools to support learning practices in creative, maker-based studio environments in IDeATe, focusing on Creative Physical Computing, and on a Self-Directed Experiential Learning curriculum with Quaker Valley High School. They will work with an interdisciplinary team of educators, design researchers, technology developers, learning scientists and the co-design communities involved. Students should have a genuine interest in inclusive education and the design of learning technologies.

For more information, view the position details here. Questions may go to Marti Louw.

ICYMI: Add Your Profile to the IDeATe Student Directory

The best feature of IDeATe is our student community. Being able to see collaboration happen live and in-person on campus this past week has been so invigorating! We love to show off how our students come from so many different fields of study and you can help us to do that by joining our student directory page. If you would like to add some info about yourself, please submit that here and then we can brag about you to all of our friends. (Psst! We also have an alumni page!)