representation of dashboard zero with one big red button

The challenges of user testing made "easy"

June 8, 2022

In a paper she will present later this month at the Human Computer Interaction International Conference, recent CTD graduate Elsy Meis proposes Dashboard Zero, an "easy-button" approach to user testing that is both simple and immediate.

student using wearable technology laughing

ATLAS Expo: 70+ creative technology and design projects to surprise and delight

April 25, 2022

Holographic drumming partners, video projectors carried by drones, motion-activated video pinball, an app to help roommates manage household chores: These are just a few of the projects on display this Thursday during ATLAS Expo.

grid of student awardee profile photos

Spring 2022 ATLAS Student Awards

April 22, 2022

Graduating in May 2022 with degrees in Creative Technology and Design, these graduate and undergraduate students listed are recognized for exceptional accomplishments, having demonstrated initiative in their academic and extracurricular activities, completing outstanding research or creative projects, or contributing significantly to the ATLAS community.

Hack CU winners stand on stage below balloons spelling "HackCU."

ATLAS students take home HackCU's top awards

April 4, 2022

For the second year running, Creative Technology and Design students won first place at the largest university hackathon in the Rocky Mountain region, HackCU, held this year March 5-6 on the CU Boulder campus. Another student, whose two majors include CTD and computer science, took second place this year as the sole member of his team.

Logan Turner

Logan Turner, CTD major, one of six chosen for Student Leader of the Year Award

Feb. 21, 2022

"me + you" sculpture at the Smithsonian

Interactive software designed by Justin Gitlin part of Smithsonian Institute’s FUTURES exhibition

Feb. 2, 2022

Centrally located in the Smithsonian Institute’s new “Futures” exhibition in Washington D.C. is an interactive light sculpture designed by acclaimed New York artist and architect Suchi Reddy, with support from a team of creative technologists that includes renowned multimedia artist and Creative Technology and Design program Lecturer Justin Gitlin.

Two T9 participants smile while looking at a laptop.

Confidence in coding: ATLAS PhD student recalls impact of T9Hacks

Feb. 1, 2022

T9Hacks kicks off this year at an in-person event on February 18 at 4:30 p.m. at the ATLAS Institute. The seventh-annual hackathon promotes interest in creative technologies, coding, design and making among college women, nonbinary individuals and other groups that are underrepresented in technical fields.

Arielle Dispenza holds her award.

Arielle Dispenza recognized for excellence in teaching

Jan. 10, 2022

Arielle Dispenza was honored in December as the recipient of the 2021 Charles A. Hutchinson Memorial Teaching Award from CU Boulder's College of Engineering and Applied Science. The award annually recognizes one engineering faculty member who has shown consistent dedication to teaching, education and students.

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Fall 2021 Capstone Projects

Dec. 21, 2021

CTD Capstone is a rigorous, two-semester course sequence required for all Creative Technology & Design majors. Normally taken during the senior year, it involves the completion of a culminating project that goes through multiple rounds of faculty review and iteration. This small collection of project presentations gives a sense of the kind of work students complete in the CTD program.

E.O. Rafelson in silouette in front of a large projection of KALEIDEO, a projection from the kaleideoscope he made

CTD student invents new lighting technology for Capstone project

Nov. 8, 2021

CTD senior EO Rafelson has fabricated a high-tech kaleidoscope for his capstone project as well as developed a way to project the patterns generated onto a planetarium dome. His project, “Kaleideo,” will be presented at Fiske Planetarium on Tuesday, Nov. 9 for two free shows.

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