Create Lab

About Create Lab

This extra-curricular group is an opportunity for LSU students — in any major — to work together on a digital solution to a client’s real-world problem. Travel to gain creative inspiration and participate in monthly hands-on workshops with industry experts. We  accept applications from any LSU student in any major – journalists, advertising geniuses, programmers, designers, math & science gurus – all fields are welcome and encouraged.

What We Do:

  • Participate in monthly meetings through both Fall and Spring semesters to develop a digital solution to a real-world client’s problem.
  • Travel as a group (destination TBD) to gain inspiration for the project and meet with industry experts to jumpstart the creative process.
  • In May 2014, the group will present its work to an audience of digital experts.

Create Lab 2013′s Project: Watson

Create Lab welcomed its first student team in Fall 2012, and shortly after shook hands with its first client — the Times-Picayune newspaper in New Orleans. The Times-Picayune recently announced it would only publish three days each week (four when it’s football season). With a city the size of New Orleans being without a daily newspaper, Create Lab is working on a digital solution to help all community members have access to the type of information a daily paper provides.

Create Lab 2013 presented their idea, Watson, at TedxLSU. Check out their talk in the video below:

For a behind-the-scenes look at the group at work, check out their video that explains the project, and the teaser that hints at what’s coming in the big reveal.


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