Rochester, New York
"The Adobe workflow offers the best environment to teach, use, and create interactive experiences across the design and development disciplines."
Adam Smith is an assistant professor in the New Media Design and Imaging program at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. His classroom responsibilities cover upper level courses in interactive design and development, user experience design, and integration of 3D modeling for visual designers. In addition to teaching at RIT, he continues to work as an interactive and eLearning designer and developer for corporate clients and design agencies.
While his primary focus is in visual and interactive design using Adobe® Creative Suite® Design Premium, Smith is also involved in developing rich Internet applications and experiments using ActionScript® 3.0. A diverse background in photography, design, and programming allows him to take on multiple roles in the design-develop workflow in and out of the classroom.
Smith has been involved in the development of some of RIT's online applications, including the CIAS Portfolio Portal, New Media Curriculum Development Tool, CIAS Student Check-out Portal, kiosk media players, and other utilities. He also specializes in creating online educational videos and resources for the classroom through tools like Adobe Connect™ and Adobe Flash® Professional. The integration of technology in the classroom is an important area of research and development for Adam.
In addition to core curriculum courses and RIA development, Adam manages the senior capstone research projects and the New Media Industry Day event at RIT. Projects like Sociable, Movosity, and Sound Room have gained national recognition for their innovative solutions. Smith has featured his work and case studies in Graphics Live Magazine, Graphic Design USA Magazine, and the Printing Industry Center Symposium.