6th June 2000

 

USING A COMPUTER TO CRACK A NUT

 

An interactive CD-ROM to help children understand nut allergies has helped University of Lincolnshire & Humberside student Lucy Harding (pictured) gain a first-class honours degree.

 

Julys graduation ceremony will also be a first for BA (Hons) Interactive Design as it will be the first time students have graduated from the course. Lucy will be one of several students graduating with first-class honours.

 

The Interactive Design student, who lives on Anlaby Road, Hull, devoted much of the last year to developing the CD-ROM, just one of the projects she submitted for her final assessment.

 

Im absolutely thrilled to get a first, said Lucy, who is originally from Brockfield, near York. Its been a lot of hard work but it was definitely all worthwhile.

 

The CD-ROM was Lucys individual project but she also worked with fellow students on a group project to design an interactive interface for the BBC show Top of the Pops 2. Lucy is hoping to pursue a career creating multi-media CD-Roms for children.

 

Group members Mike Wrigley from Derbyshire and Greek student Konstantinos Papakostas also gained first class degrees.

 

Im hoping to find work publishing CD-Roms in the London area, said Mike, who currently lives on Wright Street in Hull. His individual project involved creating sound in a 3-D environment.

 

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Sam Hendley Press Officer. Tel: 01522 886042.