New & Noteworthy

At CAMD, we’re always looking for new ways to grow—for emerging patterns in our professional fields, untapped interdisciplinary links, and bold avenues to teach, learn, and engage with the world. From course offerings to Dialogue of Civilizations destinations, there’s always something different to explore. Take a look.

Courses

Explores tools, technologies, and processes to create prototypes of artifacts, environments, and interactive systems for experience design projects. Offers students the opportunity to learn, use, experiment with, and test prototypes using a wide range of state-of-the-art prototyping technologies to further their understanding of multiple strategies and techniques of prototyping for experience design. Tools and techniques change over time but typically include laser cutting, 3D printing, CNC machining, electronics prototyping, augmented reality, machine tools and 2D forming, fast prototyping, and hand tools.

Faculty

Visiting Associate Teaching Professor

 

Jason Donati holds an MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and has previously held faculty and administrative positions at Mount Ida College. An award-winning animator and cinematographer, his personal animated films have been showcased internationally at some of the most prestigious festivals and conferences in the industry, including SIGGRAPH 1999 (Los Angeles, USA), SIGGRAPH 2000 (New Orleans, USA), Ani Mundi 1999 (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil), Seoul Film Festival 1999 (Seoul, Korea) and ASIFA East 1999 & 2000 (NYC, USA). He is also a long-time member of the Association of Computer Machinery (ACM/SIGGRAPH) as well as the Association Internationale du Film d’ Animation (ASIFA East).

Assistant Professor

 

Michael Arnold Mages received his PhD at Carnegie Mellon University and is a scholar of design whose research focuses on how things (images, spaces, objects, and interfaces) help facilitate high-stakes and difficult conversations. He comes to Northeastern with over a dozen years of experience teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and he is a partner in a startup, The Art of Democracy, which designs facilitated conversation events with government and not-for-profit organizations for strategic planning, community decision-making, and community co-design of projects or policy.

Visiting Assistant Professor

 

Sercan Şengün holds a PhD in Communication from Istanbul Bilgi University and since 2016 he has been a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a member of the MIT Imagination, Computation, and Expression Laboratory (ICE Lab) and MIT CSAIL (Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory). His research interests fall within the areas of digital communication, game studies and production, and media studies. As a Postdoctoral Research Associate, his focus has fallen primarily on examining and revealing how virtual identity systems (e.g., social media profiles and videogame avatars) embody and reinforce cultural norms, stereotypes, and prejudices, as well as to ask how we can design systems that account for the needs and values of diverse cultural identities and materials.

Visiting Assistant Professor

 

Kate Terrado received her MFA in Information Design and Visualization from Northeastern University and has taught courses as a part-time lecturer in the department since 2012. From 2011 to 2016, she also served as Senior Designer at Small Design Firm, under the Creative Director David Small. Her professional work finds form in the intersections of design, technology, and built environments. Using interactive data visualization, dynamic typography, physical installations, and immersive media as tools for communication, she has developed a portfolio of work with a sensitivity to client goals, audience engagement, public spaces, and appropriate use of technology.