Digital students to be celebrated at RGU

An event at Robert Gordon University (RGU) will provide an exciting showcase of work by students in the School of Computing Science and Digital Media next week.

Kirsty NobleThe exhibition, called Future Developed, will take place on Wednesday, April 19, in the Sir Ian Wood Building on the Garthdee campus.

Future Developed is the School of Computing’s end of year event where all students are given the opportunity to show off their projects which they have been working on throughout the year.

These range from applications made by first-year students in their introductory modules, all the way through to honours and masters projects that are the culmination of a student’s time at RGU.

Kirsty Noble, a student whose work has been selected to feature in the showcase, commented: “Future Developed is great as you are able to meet some great contacts from various fields and businesses, but you are also able to share your work and promote your personal portfolio.

“My web application is interesting because it is not something that has been covered greatly in the market so far.

“The idea is that lifeguards can connect to the website from home and revise through games or videos. As a lifeguard, you receive a textbook and if you have to revise that textbook frequently it can be tedious, therefore this web app should hopefully be way more engaging and improve the lifeguard's retention of information.

“Games can include a quiz, matching definitions, and interactive flowcharts among others. Hopefully with some extra development it will be able to show a user’s progress as well.”

Dr Michael Crabb, a senior lecturer at RGU’s School of Computing and Digital Media, added: “Kirsty’s work projecting on top of board games is a prime example of the high quality research that RGU students are capable of producing.

“We are very proud of all of our students and are delighted to have this opportunity to display and celebrate their amazing work.

“We have a diverse range of topics that people have created projects around, with this ranging from graphics and animations, through to human computer interaction and UX, and then even some things that may involve robots, flying drones, and brain sensing headbands – there really is something for everyone!”

The event is used partly to thank students for their hard work throughout the year but is also a great opportunity to network between students, academics and industry. 

For registration and more info on Future Developed 2017

Release by Rob Smith

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