Music Experience Design Lab

Enhancing music design to promote creative expression and learning

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The team works towards lowering barriers to creative expression, augmenting play patterns with interactive music and media, developing pedagogies for musical play, culturally relevant technology development, technologies for promoting creative expression and learning. It also strives to work in the field of music + STEM curriculum development.

We design technologies and experiences for creative making, learning and engagement. We partner with industry, non-profit, educational and youth partners as co-designers of creative learning solutions.

Methods & Technologies

  • Physical/digital interfaces
  • Creative music making
  • Web-audio development
  • Mobile applications
  • Data analytics
  • Collaborative design
  • User experience design
  • Play testing.

Areas of Interest

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Integrated Digital Media
  • Business and Technology Management


  • MusEDWorks
  • National Science Foundation
  • Urban Arts Partnership
  • Chamber Music Society of Detroit
  • New York Philharmonic

Faculty Advisor

  • Alex Ruthmann
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