About

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Metrics

Projects have been completed.
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The EPIC Project creates media that enhances K-12 history, social studies, science, art, and design education. It also compels populations to move beyond reaction to action in support of community initiatives. It’s produced by KCAD students, faculty, and our education and media collaborators. It’s all free for use under this Creative Commons License.

Projects

Projects have been brought to us by our education and advocacy collaborators.

Projects were generated from student interests.

Projects have been developed from faculty-driven topics.

Projects are currently in development with collaborators: the Grand Rapids Public Museum, OST, GVSU, Calvin College, & The Diatribe

Internally generated projects are currently in development: Identity Deck, We The People, & Heroes Fight Bias

People

Projects are currently ongoing, engaging 48 KCAD students, 30 elementary school students, 4 K-12 teachers, 4 college professors and 4 field experts.

K-12 & higher ed. educators collaborated with us. (5 schools + ArtPrize Education)

Professionals collaborated with us. (10 companies and organizations)

KCAD Faculty members facilitated on EPIC projects.

Overall

+ Students and public have engaged with EPIC media.

KCAD students have worked on EPIC projects.

Professional Skills

Professional Skills Were Practiced Working on EPIC Projects.
  • Public service
  • Collaboration
  • Problem-solving
  • Persistence
  • Presenting
  • Copyright
  • Branding
  • ideation
  • Content Dev.
  • User testing
  • Reporting

Applied Skills

Applied Skills were practiced working on EPIC projects
  • Writing
  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Animation
  • Interactive Design
  • Sound Design
  • Video Production
  • Social Media
  • Promotion Design

Professional Skills

Professional Skills Were Practiced Working on EPIC Projects.
  • Public service
  • Collaboration
  • Problem-solving
  • Persistence
  • Presenting
  • Copyright
  • Branding
  • ideation
  • Content Dev.
  • User testing
  • Reporting

Applied Skills

Applied Skills were practiced working on EPIC projects
  • Writing
  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Animation
  • Interactive Design
  • Sound Design
  • Video Production
  • Social Media
  • Promotion Design

The EPIC Project Initiatives

Educational Media

  • Creating Engagement
  • Maximizing Retention
  • Supporting Teachers

Community Outreach

  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Knowing  Neurodiversity
  • Amplifying Voices

Design Methods

  • Socio-Emotional Strategies
  • Actionable Goals
  • Accessible Design

Research

  • User Experience Testing
  • Making Sense of Feedback
  • Imagining The Future
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All of our media is free and can be used under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.   

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