partnerships

Robin has forged creative collaborations with corporations, studios, startups, and individual creatives from comic novelists to data specialists to authors.

 

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MICROSOFT

HOLOLENS.
Microsoft and the Design Department of the Cornish College of the Arts engaged in a unique and collaborative opportunity.

The challenge was to leverage the creative, problem-solving disposition of designers and creative artists, and encourage them to explore the artistic possibilities of mixed reality with the HoloLens.
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DESIGN MANAGER.
During Robin’s eight years at Microsoft she was a lead advocate for design within the product groups helping to elevate the career path for designers by working collaboratively cross-company with Design Managers to write and implement the first Design Career Ladders and provide company-wide design educational programming.

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amazon

GEN Z PROJECT.
Cornish College of the Arts design students worked with lead designers from Amazon, an e-commerce and cloud computing company, to develop new social shopping experience where younger generation customers could discover, share and buy products online.
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AGING + INDEPENDENCE.
This project explored Alternative Attitudes to Aging, a cross-discipline project involving engagement with Amazon, Cornish and the Mirabella senior communities-at-large. Included one all-day session exploring the “developmental aging” mindset which celebrates aging as a fundamental part of the human experience (in contrast to the “declinist” mindset that views aging as a series of problems). Students also engaged with Amazon design leaders to charrette design solutions in an additional one-day exploration.

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ACADEMIC

Robin has served on a variety of programming boards, including:

Peninsula School District Career, College, and Life Readiness General Advisory Team. Partners in industry, education, and the community.

Peninsula School District Emerging Technologies Advisory Council. Partners in industry, education, and the community.

MCDM UW Task Force. Task Force of students, alumni, advisers and faculty to explore the expansion of the UW MCDM programming.

The Knight Curriculum Advisory Committee. Partnered with Indiana University faculty and staff on development of new interactive media curriculum.

The Seattle Times Urban Journalism Workshop. Instructor/lecturer at the two-week training program for minority high school students.

The Philadelphia Inquirer. NIE (Newspaper in the Classroom) co-managed this design and writing program created for inner-city grade-schools.

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OTHER

yaWENTO.
A team of 11 Junior UX designers from Cornish assisted yaWento's CEO in the creation of a rich user experience for an travel app that would allow user to share their travel moments.

NYTEC + The Self-driving Car.
Over a five-week period the NYTEC designers worked with 10 Cornish design students to generate a variety of demographic-specific features to be included in a prototype for a self-driving vehicle.