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When Duy Nguyen decided to develop a web-based interactive art portfolio for his Senior Project, he wanted to leverage the free web hosting provided via his GitHub repository. Could he produce a virtual art gallery that would enable anyone to walk around objects as well as observe flat surfaces? At the end of the semester, […]

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“When we use the word ‘design’, many people automatically think we are talking about the graphic arts. In business and industry, design thinking goes way beyond that.” With characteristic boldness, Cogswell President Brian Shepard welcomed a group from the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce on campus for a workshop in which they would learn to […]

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When One Ping Only received a positive reception after it was developed during January’s Global Game Jam, the team behind it decided to continue to develop the project. Kalyn Farmer, Scott La Fetra, and Daniel McKernan built on Derek Ho’s original models, refined the audio with Bradley Jardine and incorporated Kit Ainslie’s creature design in the game’s […]

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This article, with text and images, first appeared on the wrike.com blog. We welcome its author, former Cogswell student Daniel Codella, as a Perspectives contributor. The world’s top-tier companies don’t do things the way other companies do. They’re different, and at Wrike, we’ve been obsessed with figuring out exactly what those differences are. After working with over 15,000 […]

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Cogswell’s game design and development program has been ranked as the #13 top undergraduate program nationwide in 2018 by the Princeton Review, and tops in Northern California. The Princeton Review announcement identifies the way the Cogswell program equips students with relevant, hands-on experience and a portfolio of their work. In their article, What to Look for […]

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Producing a one-minute animation can be serious business. For the Cogswell students who came up with the story, the setting and the animations for The Brink, it also represents an award-winning portfolio piece. At the end of their Fall semester classes, the students submitted their piece to the Animation Career Review’s 2017 Christmas Holiday Short Animation Contest and walked away […]

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The results are in: Cogswell ranked as the top university site in northern California (and behind only USC and UC Irvine for participation statewide) in the 2018 edition of the Global Game Jam. Overall, the top northern California performers were Facebook HQ, Unity Technologies, and Cogswell College.  When the weekend event was over, 98 Cogswell-hosted […]

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“We help students produce compositions by taking them out on photo shoots,” says Cheyenne Mikailli, president of the Cogswell Collective. As simple as that sounds, club leaders and newbies alike find new challenges at every turn. Says club treasurer Hannah Gonzalez, “We didn’t choose a name like Cogswell Photography club because that is too niche for […]

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