SAVE YOUR BACON: EASING HEALTH-INSURANCE CONFUSION

People ages 18 to 34 are statistically accident-prone, but many do not get insurance because the process is too confusing. A new mobile-device game called “Save Your Bacon” illustrates the need for health insurance by showing the costs of accidents for insured and uninsured victims. The game randomly selects from a variety of potential injuries. […]

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PROTOCOL TRANSCENDENCE: ONE MONTH FROM CONCEPT TO APP STORE

The assignment was to develop an app to release on the Windows 8 app store in one month. Six students from the class took control and developed “Protocol: Transcendence.” U Entertainment Arts and Engineering graduate student Travis Turner said it is a non-violent stealth game for cell phones. “The player is a janitor drone working […]

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FORMIDABLE TOYS: MEDIEVAL SWORDS FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES

Prime Swords by Formidable Toys are just as appealing to kids as adults with a nerd streak or an itch for mortal combat. “When people see our swords, it captures their imagination,” said Mark Jarman, an Entertainment Arts and Engineering student who helped launch the company. Jarman drew the first prototypes in 2012, when his […]

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Cupcake Idea Takes Student from ‘Cupcake Wars’ to Franchise in Mumbai, India.

University of Utah alum Erik Larsen started a cupcake company in the U’s Foundry program and had no idea what would happen next. The idea exploded, taking him to the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” and leading to the chance of a lifetime. When University of Utah student Erik Larsen sent in his promo video for […]

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