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Visual Studio: Software Development Made Easy

Visual Studio: Software Development Made Easy By Alex Roberts Technology fascinates me. 3D printing, video editing, digital interviewing, you name it, I’ve probably tried it. That exploration brings me to my latest technical discovery: Microsoft’s Visual Studio. Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (a bit of a mouthful, I know) designed to develop Windows-based… Read more »

From Physical to Digital Art

From Physical to Digital Art By Nick Brown I recently got a new toy. Well, it’s not so much a toy as it is a piece of professional digital art equipment (a Wacom Cintiq 13HD interactive pen display). I cannot overstate how much I love this piece of equipment. For those of you who may… Read more »

Digital Proficiency = Job Stability: 6 Must-Have Skills

Digital Proficiency = Job Stability: 6 Must-Have Skills by McKenzie Marciante Digital skills are increasingly important for rising professionals. According to Growth Tribe, a European growth hacking company (find out more about “growth hacking” below) it won’t be long before digital technology and artificial intelligence take over many of the jobs that current college students… Read more »

Printing in the Third Dimension: Basics

By Alex Roberts That ubiquitous twirling object that has been all the rage this year, the fidget spinner, actually gained its initial popularity in the 3D printing community. Because of its simplicity and compact design, a 3D printer operator could manufacture many spinners in a very short amount of time. That’s cool, you say, but… Read more »

Changing of the Guard: Introducing the New Assistant Director

Changing of the Guard: Introducing the New Assistant Director By Nick Brown Hello,­­ and welcome to a new year here at the TCU New Media Writing Studio. My name is Nick Brown, and I have stepped into the Assistant Director position this year following Jackie Hoermann-Elliot’s two years of devoted service. We’ll continue to help… Read more »

Create an App!: AppMakr Tutorial

Create an App!: AppMakr Tutorial By Aubrey Fineout  Remember last month’s blog post about making apps in AppMakr? Well, we’ve got a full video tutorial to share with you now. Check out the video below. If you would like to learn how to use AppMakr, consider scheduling an individual consultation with one of the New Media… Read more »

Show, Don’t Tell: the Art of Visual Thinking with Nick Brown

Show, Don’t Tell: The Art of Visual Thinking By Nick Brown Image courtesy of GIPHY. Writing is a complex process and takes up so much of our attention that we forget to make reading a pleasurable experience for our readers. Why? Because when we write, our brains do wondrous things, plucking words, constructing sentences, and making… Read more »

An App-tastic Holiday Break

An App-tastic Holiday Break Ring in 2017 with new iPad apps for classroom learning. By Jackie Hoermann-Elliott Since when did iPads become children’s toys? That’s a joke, of course, but maybe you can relate. The person who uses the iPad most frequently in our house is in kindergarten. As I was watching her tinker away… Read more »

Digital Interviewing: The Introduction of Tomorrow

Digital Interviewing: The Introduction of Tomorrow By Alex Roberts If you plan on entering any faculty of the world’s burgeoning economy, then you’ll definitely be asked to do an interview. I know. Seeing the “I” word makes most people tense up in fear, and for good reason. Interviews are probably the most awkward conversations you’ll… Read more »