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Foundations of American Sign Language

In this introductory American Sign Language course, you will learn basic ASL vocabulary and build conversational skills to communicate with…
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Game Development with C# and Unity

Learn how to design and program your own video games in Game Development Using C# and Unity. This 8-week course…
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iOS App Design Patterns

Mobile app development is a rapidly growing industry with a shortage in talent. Learn the skills that employers are looking for in iOS App Design Patterns.
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Producing Augmented and Virtual Reality Experiences

Launch your career in the expanding field of augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). In Producing Augmented and Virtual Reality Experiences,…
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Self-Management and Entrepreneurship

Build your skills as a creative entrepreneur in this Self-Management and Entrepreneurship course with Columbia College Chicago Online.
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UX/UI Design Essentials

Learn how to develop customized user-centered experiences through the process of UX/UI Design. This course will introduce you to concepts…
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Professional Certificates

Augmented and Virtual Reality App Development

This continuing education certificate teaches the skills needed to develop Virtual and Augmented Reality environments and experiences for mobile applications. Students…
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Augmented and Virtual Reality Sound Design

Join the future of augmented and virtual reality. Learn the how to create VR experiences using Unity software, master the…
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Nonprofit Arts Management Certificate

Learn core strategies for self-promotion, fundraising, creative writing, board governance, and management in the nonprofit art industry.
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Learn a new skill, launch your future career, and love what you do with Columbia College Chicago Online.

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Meet the Faculty

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Kevin Henry

Kevin Henry is an award-winning product designer, Associate Professor at Columbia College Chicago and the author of Drawing for Product Designers. As Kevin transitioned in his career from the designing physical products to designing ephemeral learning experiences, he used the methods of design thinking to create and assess everything from early product definition to deeper empathy for the end-user, concept ideation, prototyping and final presentation or pitch.

In addition to researching and writing about the current state of design visualization, Kevin also designs learning experiences that are optimized for mobile devices. He is currently working on a series of interactive books designed for the iPad for the learning company The Fourth Teacher L.L.C., which he founded in 2017.

Course: Design Thinking for Creative Problem Solving

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Bryn McCoy

Bryn McCoy has been a leading creative force in digital product and media for over 20 years. She began developing software for leading Silicon Valley companies in 1999 and has since made her mark with global organizations as an innovator in design and technology.

Bryn has led interdisciplinary projects with industry pioneers including IDEO, Volvo, Motorola, Target, Threadless, Uptake, ShopRunner, IBM and The Oprah Winfrey Network. In 2012, she co-founded Citizen Made, an award-winning product design and ecommerce platform. Citizen Made was recognized as a finalist in the FastCo + Target retail accelerator, won the Chicago Digital Startup Initiative’s Startup of the Year and L’Oreal Women in Digital’s People’s Choice award.

Bryn has been recognized as a Distinguished Woman in Science and was featured as new business leader by Forbes in 2012. Most recently, she launched Lux Lab, a design collective focused on smart products for human betterment.

Course: Retail Innovation

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Gordon Meyer

Gordon Meyer is a Blockchain Marketing and Branding Consultant with 20+ years’ experience in the advertising and marketing industry. Gordon specializes in disruptive companies with an expertise in immersive technology. Gordon was previously the VP of Marketing for Lampix, the first hardware and software solution that turns any surface into a smart augmented reality surface, as well as the VP of Marketing for the PIX token, an ERC-20 crypto token for the exchange of machine learning training data.

Gordon has worked in virtual reality as Head of Marketing for YouVisit, an immersive technology and services company with clients across education, travel, brand marketing and digital agencies. Gordon has been featured on NPR’s All Tech Considered, as well as publications such as INC Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Skift and Brandchannel among others. In 2018, Gordon was named one of the “30 people to watch in Augmented Reality” by Next Reality News who said, “Gordon Meyer gradually became one of the loudest and most high profile voices pushing AR forward, far away from Silicon Valley on the East Coast.”

Course: Blockchain for Business