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Excellence in Interactive Technology & Development

Awarded to a student who explores the principles of web design, coding, information architecture, and usability in a global cultural context.

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Aidan Aumell, 2020 award recipient

My name is Aidan Aumell from Seattle, Washington. I am a Digital Technology Senior graduating in December 2020. I am passionate about web design, VR/AR development, the environment, education, and soccer. This summer I am interning with Simply Augmented working on web design, social media, and 3D modeling.

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I redesigned a more accessible, and user-friendly, web site for small local business where I previously worked, Seattle Pops. I worked in the Seattle Pop’s kitchen creating all-natural popsicles for two years. I also served as their Social Media Manager intern.

I created the Seattle Pops website for a final in DTC 355, which required students to create a website for a fictional business. I optimized my learnings from the DTC 355 class about UI/UX principals; and advice from Professor Tor de Vries to create the website. I designed an entire new website and added new content as well. When the website was completed, I shared my website design with the owner of Seattle Pops, who loved my design.

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From the Nominations


“Aidan’s passion for web design was evident this fall in DTC 355. In fact, for his final project, he asked to be allowed to design a new web site for the small business that he worked at over the previous summer. He asked questions, met with me, and pitched it to the business owner — and they loved it!

“His design is now their site, at”


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