Creative Computing

Please join us on Thursday, April 8th, 2021, from 11:00am-1:00pm for the Queen’s School of Computing’s Creative Computing Showcase. The day will highlight the work of the School’s undergraduate and graduate students with hands-on demos, presentations, and posters from a selection of our courses, with topics including Game Design and Game Technology, Computing and the Creative Arts, 4th year projects, and more.

The event will take place (virtually) on Hopin and will be a terrific opportunity for everyone to see first-hand what our creative students create throughout the school term.

Computing and the Creative Arts: COCA 201

Computing and the Creative Arts (COCA) 201 is the introductory course for the Computing and the Creative Arts undergraduate program at the Queen’s University School of Computing. COCA 201 is a studio-oriented, half-credit course that encourages collaboration between students from diverse backgrounds in order to create interactive art pieces using state- of-the-art technologies. COCA 201 provides an overview of the impact of computing in various arts-related fields, such as new-media art, electronic music, art preservation and analysis, computer animation, theatre and dance, industrial and architectural design, and computer games. Students enrolled in COCA 201 acquire the technical expertise to design and develop new and relevant applications that take full advantage of the latest trends in digital technology.


Game Design and Game Technology: CISC 226/CISC 496

CISC 226 explores techniques for the design and evaluation of digital games. Game design is a creative activity, requiring inspiration to spark new ideas, collaboration among the many types of professionals required to create and evaluate a game idea. The course covers game design and development processes, creative techniques for stimulating the generation of design ideas, techniques for evaluating the success of game designs, and techniques for game prototyping.

Students of CISC 226, Game Design will show off their course projects. Their challenge? To come up with a game idea that has never been done before, and make it reality. The students will have hands-on demos of over a dozen games.

CISC 496 is our Game Development students’ fourth year projects.


Fourth Year Projects: CISC/COGS 499, CISC 498, CISC 500

Our fourth year project course finds student groups working on a given topic selected under the supervision of a faculty member. Emphasis may be on the development of a large program, or on more theoretical issues. Examples of projects from past years include:

  • Ultrasound-Guided Facet Joint Injection Training Using the Perk Totor
  • Visualization of Deformation Fields in 3D Slicer
  • Kingston Walking Tour App
  • DIS Protocols Compatibility Pack for OrMiS
  • Data Recording and Analysis of Novice Student needle Paths During Needle
  • Biopsies with Ultrasound Guidance
  • Big Data Analytics in the Cloud
  • Patterns of Successful Online Professional Profiles
  • Investigation of Effects of Technology on Electromagnetic Sensitivity
  • A Talented World – Expertise Mapping of Online Professional Profiles
  • On Resolving the Premature Convergence Problem of PSO