Collaboration with Engineers
Creative Storytelling and Choreography Lab was a collaborative team effort between Colleges of Engineering and the Arts at the University of Florida that was offered as an experiential laboratory component for the capstone senior design course in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE). The objective of Creative Storytelling and Choreography Lab was to teach ISE engineering students some creative processes to help them develop engaging and informative presentations to communicate goals, execution, and results of engineering projects to engineering and general audiences. Throughout the semester, by a multi-disciplinary instructor team, the students were systematically introduced to a host of tools for creative processes in graphic and performance arts to help them develop engaging narratives in the form of graphic stories or dance works. At the end of the semester, design teams not only wrote graphic stories to convey the goals and the results of their senior design projects to engineering audiences, but also choreographed dance works to communicate them to general audiences.
Final Presentations of Creative Lab - Spring 2014
Collaborators on the Creative Lab: Elif Akcali, Tzveta Kassabova, Tom Hart, and Leela Corman
Choreographed and performed by ISE engineering students, University of Florida
Videography and Editing: Tiffany Rhynard
The results of the collaboration were summarized in the paper Creative Storytelling and Choreography Lab Experience for Senior Design by Elif Akcali, Tzveta Kassabova, Tom Hart, and Leela Corman.
The paper was presented at Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) Nashville, TE May 30-June2, 2015, Session: Engineering Education in Senior Design/Capstone Projects