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UNT Insider | September 2010 Issue | Student named finalist in international design contest

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Student named finalist in international design contest

From a UNT News Service press release

Emily Schwarting

Emily Schwarting

Communication design senior Emily Schwarting has been named one of three finalists in the non-browser-based design category at the international Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2010. The competition is billed as "the world's premier design, film, and interactive media competition for higher education students."

As a finalist, Schwarting earned lodging and airfare to the awards competition in Los Angeles in October 2010.

For an interactive design class taught by Michele Wong Kung Fong, Schwarting used Adobe After Effects software to create the concept of an interface that helps people shop for food while looking for recipes to fit their groceries. Her inspiration came from her own troubles with leftover groceries.

"I buy groceries and make one meal, but the rest of the food is waste," Schwarting says. "This video gives you suggestions of what else to create out of those ingredients. It's a money saver and teaches people about cooking."

The interface "allows users to browse recipes quickly while shopping, sync smartphone grocery lists, find the fastest route around the grocery store, discover additional meals based on their purchases, and check out and pay for items with ease," she says in her project video.

Her project was to come up with the concept, although it's not a working system — yet, Schwarting says.

 "The project is a video of what something could be. Somebody could create it," she says.

Schwarting expects to graduate from UNT in May 2011.

View her video project. >>

View Emily Schwarting's Adobe Design Achievement Awards page. >>

Ellen Rossetti with UNT News Service can be reached at ellen.rossetti@unt.edu.

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