Melody Kelly likes to work at the forefront of tech and design. Perhaps it’s why she found the Golisano College’s nationally recognized programs at the School of Interactive Games & Media so appealing. “The thing that drew me to the School of Interactive Games & Media was the cutting-edge. I really like the idea of fusing art with new user interfaces to change the way people interact with computers.“
Melody's major, New Media Interactive Development (NMID), represents a core partnership and understanding of computing as a medium of expression. It situates the user/player/group/community first, and then explores computing from the perspective of dreaming up new interactions and experiences, and then realizing them through technology. NMID is the embodiment of user-centered design in a media-driven context, the immersion of our culture in visual communication with devices that then extend to sound, touch, motion, gesture, physical and tangible interfaces, and more.
In NMID, Melody is able to take her passion for art and design and employ it in creating new experiences that have garnered the attention of her professors and peers as well as employers like American Greetings, where Melody did a co-op during the Summer of 2013.
In addition, even though Kelly started as a computer science major she was able to switch to NMID without losing any time toward graduation. That’s more time she can spend innovating new computing experiences for the rest of us.