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Slayden, David Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Since the launch of BDW in 2009, my research has focused on the impact of tech disruption on the creative industries. In 2017, the tangible manifestation of redesigning higher education for the 21st-century global economy resulted in the launch of CMCI STUDIO. CMCI STUDIOprovides a working example of my research into innovative learning environments for higher ed. My industry-focused research has centered collective creativity and the future of work and play, which is an extension of my work within BDW from 2009 through 2015.


  • collective creativity and innovation, the future of work and play, a new culture of learning, experience design, design thinking, integrative thinking, agile methodologies, innovation, commercial culture, social Innovation, creative technologies, gutter tech, responsive systems, social entrepreneurism, systems design



courses taught

  • APRD 3102 - Story Design I
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Explores the development of interactive concepts that meet the strategic brief's brand objectives. Emphasis is placed first on developing strong digital ideals. Students also master the styles appropriate for different digital media and then use those skills.
  • APRD 3500 - Story Design II
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Explores the uses of story and how the design of story must adapt to different platforms and genres, including both short- and long-form narratives, visual narrative, film, personal essay and advertising copy writing.


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