Research & Design Studio
Burke’s Research & Design Studio provides collaborative work spaces, design software, research and digital tools, multimedia resources, idea building supplies, and the know-how to help you succeed. Whether you have a paper to write, poster to create, a logo or website to design, or a group project that needs brainstorming, Burke’s Research & Design Studio is the place to get it done.
Need some help? Research tutors and digital media tutors are available most hours the library is open to help you with your research and course projects.
Research librarians and educational technologists are available to meet with you one-on-one to discuss your project. Use the form located in the right column to make an appointment.
Inside the Studio
Design and print your own 3D objects using our 3D printers. Download free 3D models or build your own using 3D software available at the Research & Design Studio. Discover more via our 3D printing and scanning resource guide and 3D modeling resource guide. When you're ready to print, please fill out our 3D Printing Request Form
Collaborative areas for group study, brainstorming, and project development are located behind the Couper classroom on the first floor of the library. Each area has:
- LCD displays
- screen sharing technology to project what you see on your laptop, phone, or tablet (ideal for group work)
- idea building essentials such as sticky notes, white boards, markers, and other creative supplies
Check out our Game Creation Workstation page to learn more. Features 3D and 2D game engines and interactive, text-based storytelling applications.
The Research and Design Studio has Macs and PCs.. Select workstations have Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes the latest releases of Photoshop, In Design, Illustrator, and Premiere.
Come to Burke Library to work on your research for course projects and more, using our subject databases, reference books, mapping tools, and more.
Virtual reality is available to explore in the studio. An HTC Vive, a device at the forefront of VR technology, has been installed in the studio. This curated list of HTC Vive applications might best introduce you to some of the possibilities of the medium.