September 25, 2018

Human Computer Interaction Degree

Alumni Highlight: Gage Roland

Gage graduated from UAT in May 2017, as a dual major in Advancing Computer Science and Human Computer Interaction. As a student, Gage had a known presence at UAT as a veteran Student Ambassador, giving tours to new students and their families. Gage was hired as a Data Analyst at Omni ePartners, a broker company that works with brands to sell products through Amazon US, Canada, Fresh, and other online vendors like and Walmart. What Does A Data Analyst Do? As a data analyst, Gage generates back-end reports from Amazon to find financial trends in the companies we work…

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Human Enhancement & Emerging Technology Professor Dr. Natasha Vita-More Featured in “Inhuman: The Next & Final Phase of Man is Here”

Professor Natasha Vita-More

“Inhuman: The Next & Final Phase of Man is Here” is not fiction or a mockudrama but a new investigative documentary from Defender Films and Raiders News Productions. Inhuman travels the globe to unveil for the first time how breakthrough advances in science, technology and philosophy—including cybernetics, bioengineering, nanotechnology, machine intelligence and synthetic biology are poised to create mind-boggling game changes to everything we have known until now about Homo sapiens. As astonishing technological developments push the frontiers of humanity toward far-reaching morphological transformation (which promises in the very near future to redefine what it means to be human), an intellectual…

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World Usability Day at PayPal, Scottsdale

World Usability Day

For the last several years, PayPal headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., has been celebrating World Usability Day, with a series of events, networking opportunities and prizes. This past November some of the local companies, such as PayPal themselves, Pearson and 29th Drive Design Studio have shared some of their out of the box strategies to increase customers engagement. PayPal’s design team gave a presentation that showcased how customer engagement is at the core of every change they made in their online environment. Pearson publishing company gave an inspiring presentation about the incorporation of their weekly co-design sessions with children ages 7-12 into the product development process. 29th Drive…

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HCI Graduates Success Stories

Our Human Computer Interaction (Interaction Design) major maybe still be small, mostly due in part of the reason is still being relatively young at UAT), our HCI graduates immediately secure jobs in their fields of study as soon as they graduate. Jaylyn Dawson, our HCI alum, was offered employment by Dish Network out of Denver, Colo., as soon as she graduated, as a junior interaction designer. Molly Satterfield, also HCI alum, had a great opportunity to do her internship at a medical office as a user testing expert. As soon as she graduated, she has been employed by KV Consultants, Inc. as…

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AZ TechCelerator Student Innovation Challenge

AZ TechCelerator

AZ TechCelerator and UAT have partnered in offering a chance at a full year of rent and support at the AZ TechCelerator office in Surprise, Arizona. UAT students are faced with the challenge of creating their own SIP (Student Innovation Project) by the time they graduate. This opportunity gives students even more incentive to innovate amidst competition from other students. Students will present their projects in front of a panel of judges where they will be asked five general questions. The winner will get free office rental for one year, access to workshops, and support from incubator coaches and mentors. Learn…

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