Professor Jon Amakawa is on leave for the Fall 2023 semester. If you need assistance in her absence, please reach out to Karen Valeri at firstname.lastname@example.org (978-665-3260) or come to the Communications Media office in Conlon Hall 237.
M.Des., Carnegie Mellon University (Communication Planning and Information Design)
B.A., Vassar College (History)
Video Game Design
Art and Architecture
Museum Exhibit Design
My research and creative work focuses on the possibilities for video game media, mobile devices and augmented reality in presenting historical subject matter and cultural heritage.
I am currently creating an augmented reality-based app the Jameson Jenkins House AR Tour for the US National Park Service's Abraham Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, Illinois.
I am in the process of completing another augmented reality-based app called the New Philadelphia AR Tour for the New Philadelphia, National Historic Landmark in Pike County, Illinois.