Alum gives back to UCSD with app for Stuart Collection

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Now you can make your way around UCSD’s Stuart Collection with a new iPhone application.

Developed at no charge by UCSD alumnus John VanZandt, the app is a compilation of short videos that describe each piece of art in the sculpture collection, from conception through implementation, and makes for a complete self-guided tour.

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Designed for iPhone and iPad, the Stuart Collection app is available as a free download.

The idea for the app began some months ago when VanZandt learned about a series of short videos that had been created for each of the 17 sculptures and posted to the UCSD-TV website, YouTube and iTunes.

VanZandt was impressed by how beautifully the videos explained the Stuart Collection sculptures, many of which he remembered seeing — and wondering about — as a student on campus. Founder and president of the software company CEO Softcenters, Inc., VanZandt offered to create an iPhone app for the Stuart Collection to make the videos more easily accessible to the campus community and visitors.

VanZandt first came to UCSD as an undergraduate studying electrical and computer engineering. He completed his Ph.D. in computer science and engineering in 1986. After serving as an adjunct professor at the university and then moving into industry, VanZandt founded CEO Softcenters, Inc., a software development company specializing in helping small and mid-sized businesses create innovative software products, including complex mobile applications for iPhone, iPad and Android. In addition to the Stuart Collection app, VanZandt created the UCSD Alumni app in 2010 and is currently working on an app to connect alumni of the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering.

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Posted by Staff on Jun 17, 2011. Filed under News, Schools. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

1 Comment for “Alum gives back to UCSD with app for Stuart Collection”

  1. A special thank you to Megan O'Connor and UC San Diego's Academic Computing and Media Services for creating the videos used in the app!

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