Muzi Meng


This thesis work is a digital book presenting Chinese international students’ lives at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). The book introduces detailed information about Chinese students who are presently attending RIT. There are five main topics discussed in the book: finding housing around the campus, commuting and transportation, food and dining, education and academics at RIT, and extracurricular activities for Chinese international students at RIT.

The book content is developed based on the research of RIT Chinese students. It is designed for those who are interested in as well as those who are considering attending RIT.

Instead of another traditional printed book or brochure, a digital interactive media design was developed. It is easier to distribute as compared to a printed book. The book is a combination of multimedia Including text, audio, video, animation, and interactivity.

The book also explores cross-field design, which integrates graphic design, motion graphics, interactive design, and digital video.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Chinese students--New York (State)--Rochester--Interactive multimedia--Design; Rochester Institute of Technology--Foreign students--Interactive multimedia--Design; Electronic books--Design

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Degree Name

Visual Communication Design (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Design (CIAS)


Chris Jackson

Advisor/Committee Member

Shaun Foster

Advisor/Committee Member

Nancy Ciolek


Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at LC3075.R63 M46 2015


RIT – Main Campus

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