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Tona Henderson

Associate Professor
School of Interactive Games and Media
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Office Mailing Address
Building 70-Room 2551 102 Lomb Memorial Drive Ro

Tona Henderson

Associate Professor
School of Interactive Games and Media
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Education

BS, Southwest Missouri State University; MS, University of Missouri

Currently Teaching

IGME-110
3 Credits
This course provides an overview of media in historical, current and future contexts. Incorporating lectures and discussion with hands on work involving written and interactive media assets, students examine the role of written and visual media from theoretical as well as practical perspectives. The course also provides an introduction to interactive media development techniques, including digital media components and delivery environments. Students will be required to write formal analysis and critique papers along with digital modes of writing including collaborative editing and effective presentation design.
IGME-236
3 Credits
This course examines the concepts of interface and interaction models in a media-specific context, with particular emphasis on the concept of the immersive interface. This course explores concepts such as perception, expectation, Gestalt Theory, interactivity, Semiotics, presence, and immersion in the context of media application development and deployment. In addition, underlying concepts of cognitive psychology and cognitive science will be integrated where appropriate. These theories are then integrated in the exploration of the immersive interface, and with related concepts such as user-level-interface modification, augmentation of identity, and the interface as a social catalyst.