The Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies (AIMS) examines how digital technology is transformingtraditional areas of inquiry. AIMS is committed to rich interactive experiences that empower individuals and organizations to experiment, innovate, and collaborate, while preparing students for the challenges and opportunities that interactive media presents.<br />The AIMS community seeks to overcome existing organizational and geographical barriers to innovation and interaction by building radical multi-disciplinary connections within and outside Miami University. Through problem-based learning, engagement with industry and community organizations, and team-based projects, student learn how to apply their theoretical knowledge to innovative digital solutions for society, emphasizing the relevance of a liberal education in today’s rapidly evolving environment.<br />mission<br />
To bridge academia, industry, community organizations & society<br />To provide hands-on experience in real-world contexts<br />To enable team-based, process-driven work from diverse perspectives<br />To develop practical applications with theoretical expertise <br />To explore and repurpose existing and emerging media<br />principles<br />
AIMS offers various levels of curricular involvement for Miami students:<br />IMS Thematic Sequence (9 hrs.)<br />IMS Minor (19 hrs.)<br />IMS Game Studies Minor (18 hrs.)<br />IMS Co-Major (36 hrs.)<br />International Programs (6–8 hrs.)<br />The AIMS capstone practicum, Armstrong Interactive, is offered in multiple sections each semester, and internationally in the summer. (China, Ireland, France, Spain and Scandinavia)<br />The following pages showcase examples of Armstrong Interactive projects for various paying client partners.<br />curriculum<br />
Client: Convergys<br />Charge: To design an operations dashboard intended to monitor the status of daily operations.<br />projects<br />
Client: Hewlett-Packard for P&G<br />Charge: To redesign an online training in information technology for all new hires globally.<br />projects<br />
Client: Cardinal Healthcare<br />Charge: To create an online resource for employees to learn more about Cardinal Healthcare’s diverse holdings.<br />projects<br />
Client: Miami University<br />Charge: To develop a multimedia tool to assist Development Officers with rich media – visuals, sound and content to enhance the connection between donor and Miami.<br />projects<br />
Client: Taft Museum of Art<br />Charge: To create a complete web presence for the museum, including an online store, interactive calendar and collections database.<br />projects<br />
Client: Gensler<br />Charge: To redesign and re-architecture the Gensler intranet for improved aesthetics, usability and functionality.<br />projects<br />
Client: An Entrepreneur<br />Charge: To create and brand an interactive career planning tool.<br />projects<br />
Client: P&G<br />Charge: To design a knowledge management tool for P&G’s Consumer Knowledge Management division.<br />projects<br />
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