Center for Digital Expression

The Center for Digital Expression (CDEx) supports digital composing, research, and teaching while exploring the intersection between emerging technologies by bridging local, regional, and virtual spaces in order to encourage digital expression and authorship.

DCDA Minor

Digital Culture and Data Analytics Minors

15 Years of Service

Site Visits in 2020

About & Events

Orientation Video

Events and Workshops

TCU Students, Faculty, & Staff

The Center for Digital Expression’s workshops are open to anyone at TCU! We welcome beginners and advanced participants alike. When we have an event or workshop scheduled, it will appear on the form below.

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Services

Students

Whether it’s portfolio development, website work, or presentation design, we can help you create digital materials for your program, courses, research, or job search. And our services are free!

Faculty & Staff

We offer skill-building workshops, classroom tutorial visits, assignment development assistance, and customized help for almost any digital venture you could imagine! We are always looking for new ways to support you. 

Technology

We have gathered a vast library of materials to assist in digital expression. Our compiled links and guides cover audio, video, image, design, and more. You will also find tools for a variety of digital composition needs. 

Digital Humanities

The Digital Humanities present an exciting arena for scholarship opportunities today. We have pulled together information useful for beginners and advanced alike to save you time. For more information, send us an email!

Consultations

TCU Students, Faculty, & Staff

If you have questions about your digital project, please make an appointment with any of our CDEx staff. Please also schedule a consultation with us if you’d like a CDEx staff member to visit one or more class sessions of a course you’re teaching. Scheduling has never been easier!

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The CDEx Blog

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Re-Envisioning the Rehearsal as Workshop: New Media Tools for Speeches & Presentations

Re-Envisioning the Rehearsal as Workshop: New Media Tools for Speeches & Presentations By Amy J. Riordan, Assistant Professor of Communication at Bethany College  “To be a teacher of process [. . . .] We have to be quiet, to listen, to respond.” Donald M. Murray...

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...

5 Ways to Fearlessly Start Writing New Media

5 Ways to Fearlessly Start Writing New Media By Amy J. Riordan, Assistant Professor of Communication at Bethany College I grew up during a time when floppy disks were floppy (and big!) and computer screens were green. For much of my life, writing meant putting words...

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...

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...

Portfolio Gallery

The Bluest Eye at 50

Dr. Stacie McCormick and Dr. Sarah Robbins led this celebration of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye in its fiftieth year of publication. With the assistance of Gauthier Apprentice Ashley Parks, we developed a site that engaged the Morrison community, spread awareness, and supported the symposium and special issue launch.

The Center for Languages and Cultures

TCU’s Center for Languages and Cultures needed a website that would allow its staff to handle appointment booking, space reservations, and consistent updates to tutor staff information. Together we created a space that fulfills all of these functions.