for daca / AIGA Judson Student Group

Kate Heard, Rachel Loomis, Daniel Hawley
Social Campaign, 2018

AIGA Boost Grant Recipient
Spring 2018

_______fordaca was created by Kate Heard, Daniel Hawley, and Rachel Loomis as a response to the DACA program being put under review and then eventually repealed by President Trump. We wanted to create one unified voice of strength and community made up of stories of individuals whose lives have been affected by DACA and the DACA decision. We were able to submit our proposal to the AIGA/Chicago Boost Grant which made it possible to make this movement real.

The mission is to encourage people to share their stories and experiences with DACA and the DACA decision through different creative outlets. This website provides free templates to create one unified body of DACA defenders while allowing people to share their different expressions and experiences. It also acts as a shop, with items donning the _______fordaca, produced through Society6. Any money received from the Society6 products goes to National Immigration Law Center who fight for the legal rights of DREAMers.


Modern iMac Pro Mockup Vol.2 by Anthony Boyd Graphics

Modern iMac Pro Mockup Vol.2 by Anthony Boyd Graphics
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Of Consciousness & Empathy / Andrés Chavez

Andrés Chavez
Microaggression Glitch Installation, 2017

Senior Project
Spring 2017


“This project was born out of the necessity for understanding. We live in a terribly politicized society where no one tries to understand each other. We hate, and we do not realize why. We fear, but we don’t understand what it is that we are afraid of. We need knowledge, wisdom, and a deep under- standing of our own selves to make this world a slightly less awful place.

After months of research, I discovered a hidden reality that lies within the darkest areas of our mind. I had found two terms that I had not heard of before, and these were Unconscious Bias and Microaggession. These two terms caught my attention because they are things that are absolutely present in our lives, yet most of the time they affect us in a way that is too subtle for us to realize unless we intentionally try to spot them.”

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Through an interactive installation, visitors are able to experience what it feels like to be on the receiving end of a microaggression. One walks into an enclosed space where only a small camera is placed on a stool. Audio recordings of conversations can be heard, and the image of the visitor, as captured in real-time from the small camera, is projected on the far wall. As one is watching themselves and listening to the audio recorded conversation, the image will glitch when a microaggression is spoken, demonstrating the disorientation one feels when experiencing a microaggression.


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Andrés created this project using Processing. The audio was coded to trigger a glitch in the camera output. He experimented with various visual effects before settling on one that was subtle but left the viewer feeling uneasy.

Patch Sky Gardens / Gerrit Husar

Gerrit Husar
Urban Gardening Program, 2018

Senior Project
Spring 2018


Patch Sky Gardens are pre-fabricated community garden kits whose aim is to teach people a new and exciting skill while bringing people together and building new relationships. These kits are designed to be incredibly user friendly, making the learning process easy and enjoyable. When you order from Patch, your kit will come with all of the instructions and materials needed to start a successful garden. All your complex has to do is provide the water! Choose between three different kits, spring leafy greens, summer vegetables, or summer flowers. Determine your apartment complex’s wants and needs and place your order. Within two weeks your apartment complex will be set up and feeling like gardening pros. Jump in and enjoy watching community grow!

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Mada Llama / Tara Wogoman

Tara Wogoman
Autism parent/educator app, 2018

Senior Project
Spring 2018


Mada Llama is a tool that with help increase communication between teachers and parents of children with autism.

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The name Mada Llama is derived from a French phrase “mains dans la mains”, which means “hand in hand”. The choice behind that was that through the app parents and teachers are working hand in hand to help their student.



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Parent View:
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Comparison View:
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Mada Llama is broken into two different profiles. Teachers are able to set up a profile with their class lists.The goal is to allow the teachers to easily form daily reports about their students that are immediately sent the the student’s parents.The teachers can report on the student’s behavior, eating habits, and school work done throughout the day, as well as view reports the parent made while the student was at home. The teachers will be able to view any report at anytime, all reports are saved under the students name. On the other side, parents are able to reports on the same topics, but from a home perspective. Teachers like to have a heads up on any changes with the student. It helps them monitor the student during the school day. Parent can also view reports that have happened during the school day. Mada Llama hopes to create an open environment in order to increase the learning ability of the student.


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Eclectable / Ellen Burke

Ellen Burke
Online event rentals, 2018

Senior Project
Spring 2018


“I designed and created a company that assists the host in the preparation process through rented table sets. My desire was to bring the long forgotten art of serving back to its roots- around the table. The place where beauty, simplicity, and community can flourish all together. It simplifies the experience for the host, allows for an atmosphere of beauty, and makes the guests feel special.”

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Eclectable is a web based company located in the Chicagoland area. Here is how it works: to use, the host will go to the website and select the set of their preferred choice a week before their event. The set is then delivered by Eclectable in a wicker basket to the host’s home. Inside the basket, the host will find instructions on how to set the table in order to simplify their experience. Each piece is in a labeled and reusable bag. Once finished, dishes are rinsed, dried and placed back inside of the bags. Eclectable will then pick up the basket the day after. As a thank you for the purchase, the host will find a coupon and ten invitations inside the basket.

The hope is that through renting the table sets it will element the need to own multiple dishes. This then allows the less is more lifestyle desired by millennial today. By using Eclectable, the host is able to have a table set that is aesthetically pleasing, easy to set up, and easy to take down without having to find the space and storage for it when done.


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