As smartphones have become increasingly prevalent, members of the MICA community are at the vanguard, using their talents to create mobile applications.
Students have found themselves at the helm creating amusing apps. During their freshmen year, Jordan Bradley '16 (interaction design & art) and Zak Crapo '16 (graphic design, interdisciplinary sculpture) had worked together to create Sendasock, an app that lets others know when you want privacy in your dorm or apartment.
"We designed Sendasock specifically for college students and young adults who live together," Bradley said. "While sharing living space, for the first time in some cases, there is often a strong concern about privacy and how to leverage that in a healthy relationship with those you live with."
Here's how the app works: when a roommate wants some privacy, he or she will use the app and "send a sock." The user's roommates will instantly be notified and encouraged to honor the "quick and discrete request," as the creators put it.