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Fall 2003 Issue
University of Detroit Mercy College of Liberal Arts and Education

Great students, great tour: Electronic Critique majors develop University’s new virtual tour

Last Spring, University of Detroit Mercy’s University Advancement department and marketing consultants Lipman Hearn hired students Phil Barish and Nathan Blume to put their multimedia knowledge and creative minds to the test by developing and designing an online virtual tour for the UDM web site. The end result is an innovative, cutting-edge multimedia presentation that leads viewers on a unique and interactive tour of the McNichols Campus without ever having to leave their homes.

After conducting an investigation of university virtual tours on the Web, Barish and Blume, exemplary Electronic Critique (E-crit) majors, noticed a general lack of innovation and style.

“When Nathan and I looked at our competition, we realized most university virtual tours focused on locations, but locations do not make a college. It was a matter of time before we settled on a concept we felt would be the most natural way of experiencing the campus – through real students and faculty. It was an ‘Aha!’ moment for us, “ says Barish. more...

 

 


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