New Experience Research and Design Lab (NERDLab) is an award-winning student-faculty cooperative driven by research, development, and an enthusiasm for social impact. Based out of the Interactive Media program at the University of Miami School of Communication, NERDLab functions as an incubator for initiatives that collaborate locally, nationally, and in the global space. NERDLab integrates classic and novel techniques to produce projects that inspire and educate through innovation and fun.

NERDLab is funded through various internal and external grants. Graduate and undergraduate student members are paid to work on projects including transformational video & tabletop games, websites, web/mobile apps, VR experiences, and more.

NERDLab Director: Clay Ewing 

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