Have you ever tried to make your own board game? Ever wondered what it takes to design a game that people actually want to play? Well, ideaLAB’s newest maker-in-Residence, Shawn Bowman, aims to get you playing, hacking, making, and thinking about games and the cultures that surround them.
You all know we have the Adobe Creative Cloud in ideaLAB, right? Indeed, you can access these wonderful software programs during our Open Labs. Need to make a montage of all of your cat videos? BOOM. We’ve got Premiere. Want to put Grandma’s face on Steph Curry draining a 3-pointer? Photoshop is at your service. Is your footage from last summer's family reunion lacking explosions?
When I say design, what do you think of? Maybe something involving graphics, aesthetics, or "style"? That’s often what I think of. But design isn’t just about the visual elements of a website or a car or a building; rather, it’s about finding solutions to real problems and creating a better user experience.
I can’t remember the last time ideaLAB’s recording studio went unused during Open Lab. Along with 3D printing, it’s definitely our most popular offering. The studio has a slew of software, a couple of microphones, a MIDI keyboard controller, digital turntables, a drum machine, and two guitars (one electric and one acoustic/electric).