Prairie History Centre
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The Brandon University History Department collaborated with the Interactive Media Arts Program to design, develop and create a website to collect Prairie History Artifacts, research and documentaries done by Brandon University and Assiniboine Community College Students.

I facilitated the process for the capstone creation with three different students. These students worked and collaborated to communicate, share and propose ideas with the client – University Professors and Students.

The students decided how they wanted to collaborate, what role each one of them was going to take – based on their areas of interest (differentiated instruction), while keeping with the different deadlines for the projects.

Working in this project, I provided weekly feedback, or the students will seek help when necessary. At the same time the students are receiving feedback, I mentor them on how to proceed, communicate effectively or seek for alternate solutions. This also helps me learn new ideas or techniques currently use in industry, as we also seek for industry advisors for feedback.


Brandon Career Symposium
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The Brandon Career Symposium has collaborated with the Interactive Media Arts program to develop a website, keep with the updates, analyze statistics and analytics, as well as creating all the marketing material since 2014. During two recurrent years, the client has continue to work with our students to help them plan and promote this event.

Also, the three students who worked in this project for the last year as a capstone project, decided what role they wanted to take – based on their personal interest. The students also coordinated faculty and IMA students to showcase the program within the ACC booth. The booth was a great success, as the students helped acquiring 28 direct leads of potential students interest in the IMA program.

Working in this project, I provided weekly feedback, or the students will seek help when necessary. At the same time the students are receiving feedback, I mentor them on how to proceed, communicate effectively or seek for alternate solutions. This also helps me learn new ideas or techniques currently use in industry, as we also seek for industry advisors for feedback.


Sleep on the Streets
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The last and third client for this year’s capstone project in the IMA program is Sleep on the Streets. This client required a fundraising campaign which they wanted to share via different social media outlets. Four students decided to take this project, all of them took a different role – from designer, creative director, developer, and videographer. Students collaborated and work to create the website and the process to fundraise.

This was the most challenging project out of the three, where students needed to be mentored by me or other alumni to make sure the website could be executed as client requirements. Unfortunately during the last stage of this project, the sponsor for this project had to stop working on it and the power sponsor took control over. At this point the original sponsor and the student have taken some decision which change the direction of the project at the end. It was a great learning opportunity for the students to experience a change in power, where requirements were changing and they needed to go back to the original proposal and help explain the client why the requirements couldn’t change or the website could be in jeopardy. Excellent opportunity for mentoring and seeing the results. The client understood and decided to continue working in the upcoming year on a second phase for this project, to finalize the requirements added at the end of the project.


“I enjoyed these type of projects, I get to collaborate with different individuals, practice the skills acquired in Industry, mentor the students and share the role of leader when is necessary. A true team collaboration, where the EI element was maintained on all levels.”Malena Gonzalez