Design Studio

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Design Studio

In Design Studio, we integrate agile engineering processes, lean business development, and interdisciplinary design thinking into an iterative process for problem solving and product development - our unique brand of innovation. Our iterative development methodologies lead to the development of robust software products that address real problems and provide elegant solutions. Throughout the process, Design Studio teams are mentored by industry professionals from the community, helping teams more effectively communicate, overcome technical challenges, and drive innovation for their partners.

As the capstone program in the Raikes School, Design Studio integrates concepts from our unique computer science and business curriculum, reinforcing core concepts through 4 semesters of hands on learning. Students gain a head start in their careers by participating in product development teams, working with real clients to understand complex business requirements, and developing innovative solutions to wicked problems. The studio model ensures that, prior to graduation, each student in the Raikes School has gained the valuable experience of participating in the full software product development life cycle - from inception of the concept to deployment for the solution.

Endless Opportunity for Students

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Create innovative applications and business processes to solve real-world problems

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Gain valuable experience working with industry leaders in self-organizing teams

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Develop a greater understanding of how business and computer science are used in companies

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Work on a real software development project to develop strong project management skills prior to graduating

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Form key networking contacts with top local and national companies.

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Earn college credit while working with cutting edge technology to complete real software projects

Industry Partnerships

Design Studio serves as a connection point between academia and industry, creating a unique opportunity for our partners to engage some of the brightest minds on campus and leverage the value of a Big 10 research institution. Each year Design Studio engages industry partners who provide complex problems for which our student teams develop software solutions using industry best practices in software engineering and business development. This year, teams in Design Studio are completing the following projects:

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Inventory Redistribution Optimization

Develop a web application to analyze and optimize inventory distribution across stores, including data visualizations.

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PDFsense

Using an existing proof of concept as a starting point, develop machine learning systems to automatically identify errors in generated PDF statements which improve automated quality inspection capabilities.

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Image Recognition for Building Materials Supplies

Use cutting-edge image recognition and neural networks to uniquely classify complex images of nearly identical products, eliminating human error.

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Conversational Interface for Interacting with Information

Build the next generation of interactive interfaces for taking data at rest and putting it into motion using natural language voice commands, artificial intelligence and bots to generate intelligent useful information for the end user.

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CliftonStrengths Higher Ed Transformation

Develop a new experience for college students discovering CliftonStrengths that gives them transformative developmental discovery, a fun and meaningful journey, and viral network to share their strengths with others.

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Digitization of the Coaching Experience

Provide an upgraded digital learning and coaching environment for more people to experience the power of CliftonStrengths and its impact on living an individual’s best life.

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Highlights are Easy

Automatically suggest and generate high-quality highlights that our coaches, athletes, and fans love, starting with soccer and volleyball.

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Using Machine Learning to Screen in Talent

Create an Azure based solution that takes job descriptions and resumes as input and provides a ranking to help identify the best talent for the open positions.

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Internet of Things 2.0

Developing a machine learning model that can predict user health and provide support to the underwriting process based on human-based Internet of Things (IoT) data.

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Vehicle Crash Information Portal - Crash Diagram

Leverage the ability of the Nebraska Transportation Information Portal system to automate generation of a vehicle collision intersection or corridor crash diagram.

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PaymentSpring

Create new types of value added features for PaymentSpring, specifically focusing on analytics and visualizations that make it even easier for our merchants to accept payments and learn more about their organization.

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Natural Language Generation

Assess, architect, and implement a Natural Language Generation foundation to be used across the NRC Health Customer Intelligence Platform.

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Not Dozer

Use image recognition and neural networks to help categorize new inventory items, which will drive improved search results and potential bidders.

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Palletizer/Warehouse Optimization

Combine 3D space optimization with an intuitive user experience to help fulfillment centers optimally palletize items.

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Creating Superior Client Experience

Leverage Natural Language Processing technology to automatically analyze our client survey results to enhance the client experience.

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Online Agricultural Data Management System

Expand on work done by previous Design Studio teams to allow real-time data integration, new filtering and dashboard tools, and an app to facilitate data collection and quality control.

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Energy and Water Data Streamer

Develop a prototype data logging and management device for irrigation water and energy meters, enabling storing of data, offloading via USB/Bluetooth, and potentially data analysis or visualizations.

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Industry Collaboration

Students in Design Studio learn not only from top practitioner faculty, but also from industry leading experts. Whether it is a local software executive who gives a guest lecture on enterprise architecture or a CEO who coaches a Design Studio team, students regularly interact with and learn from top industry professionals. Regular collaboration between faculty, students, and industry partners creates an ecosystem unique to Design Studio that drives innovation at all levels. Through that collaboration, students and their teams are making big things happen every day.

Students in Design Studio not only learn from industry leaders, they innovate with them. Every year our students are developing new concepts, sharing creative ideas, enriching our partner organizations, and becoming members of their team.

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