kynamatrix Announces Awards to Graduate Thesis Students

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By: 
Vinita Israni

Please join us in congratulating the following Master of Design graduate thesis students, and their advisors, as recipients of this year’s kynamatrix Research Network "Innovation through Collaboration" 2015 Grant Awards for Masters- or Doctoral-level collaborative projects focusing on the study of interactive communication within the academic disciplines of design, engineering, and computer science. Alyce Hoggan (MDes 2000) is the executive director of kynamatrix. The network has been a long-standing supporter of our graduate students, awarding grants to selected thesis projects each year based upon proposals and the goals of kynamatrix. More on the research network can be found at: http://www.kynamatrix.org

Congratulations to Vinita Israni, Chris Arrowood, Andrea Fineman, Faryal Khalid, Jessica WeedenJacklynn Pham, and to advisors Suguru Ishizaki, Aisling KelliherCameron Tonkinwise, John Zimmerman, Jodi Forlizzi, and Bruce Hanington.

The kynamatrix Research Network national grant selection committee has chosen the following projects to receive support grant awards. These topics correlate with the goals of kynamatrix.

#1
Project: The identity crisis of design: The public perception of design
University: Carnegie Mellon University
Student: Vinita Israni
Faculty Advisors: Bruce Hanington & Suguru Ishizaki
Project Award: $1,000

#2
Project: The realization of self: Creating dynamic systems for the framing, analysis, curation, and pursuit of individual identity
University: Carnegie Mellon University
Student: Christopher Arrowood
Faculty Advisor: Aisling Kelliher
Project Award: $1,000

#3
Project: Using personalization in bridging the digital-physical divide in service interactions
University: Carnegie Mellon University
Student: Andrea Fineman
Faculty Advisors: John Zimmerman & Jodi Forlizzi
Project Award: $1,000

#4
Project: Digital artifacts, ephemera, and human connections
University: Carnegie Mellon University
Student: Faryal Khalid
Faculty Advisor: Bruce Hanington
Project Award: $1,000

#5
Project: Financial management for harmonious homes: Designing for shared finances
University: Carnegie Mellon University
Student: Jessica Weeden
Faculty Advisors: John Zimmerman & Jodi Forlizzi
Project Award: $1,000

#6
Project: Languaging interaction design
University: Carnegie Mellon University
Student: Jacklynn Pham
Faculty Advisor: Cameron Tonkinwise
Project Award: $1,000
Date Published: 
Thursday, March 19, 2015