LiquidPixels Strengthens Partnership with UNT

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- LiquidPixels, Inc. announced today the winners of the Fall 2019 LiquidPixels Image Competition(TM) at the University of North Texas (UNT) Global Digital Retailing Research Center. As a founding member of the center, LiquidPixels has partnered with UNT since 2017 to prepare students for entry into the digital retailing workforce. After several successful years of collaboration, LiquidPixels worked closely with Kiseol Yang, Ph.D. this semester to develop a new curriculum for her DRTL 4090: Digital Merchandising class. The revamped coursework included in-depth training on LiquidPixels LiquiFire® Operating System (OS), colorization, customization, and true dynamic imaging. The class culminated with the LiquidPixels Image Competition where students submitted their best examples of LiquiFire Image Chains(TM) for judging by the dynamic imaging professionals.

The winners of the inaugural LiquidPixels Image Competition were announced live by Sarah Flynn, Director of Marketing + Design, and Evan Chapman, Senior QA Engineer, to the Digital Merchandising class on December 4.

    --  First place award of an Apple® iPad® and an invitation to the
        LiquidPixels 2020 Summer Internship Program: Kimberly Quan
    --  Second place award of Apple AirPods®: Brian Lai
    --  Third place award of LiquidPixels swag: Mya Nguyen

"We are so pleased with the work submitted by the Digital Merchandising students for this competition," said Flynn, "The thoughtfulness that went into creating their LiquiFire Image Chains showed incredible maturity."

The quality of work was not surprising, given that UNT is the only university in the country with a B.S. in Digital Retailing. The fall Digital Merchandising class, one of many at UNT that prepares students for entry into the digital retailing workforce, was made up of undergraduate juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

"Learning and practicing LiquiFire OS enables our students to further their competencies in the digital retail industry, and makes them to be more competitive in the workforce," said Dr. Yang. "We really appreciate the work that LiquidPixels has done with our school and the digital retailing program. LiquidPixels has been very generous in providing the LiquiFire OS platform for the classroom use. And the series of training and prompt assistance from their team was greatly appreciated."

UNT's Global Digital Retailing Research Center is the first interdisciplinary center the U.S. with a complete focus on digital retailing as a research hub and resource for the industry. As a founding member of the Global Digital Retailing Research Center, LiquidPixels collaborates with faculty and other founding members to provide technology insights, updates on relevant career paths, and internship opportunities to ensure that graduating students have direct hands-on experience in advanced technology solutions to effectively address the most demanding challenges facing the online retail industry.

As part of their membership engagement, LiquidPixels offers students at UNT the opportunity to receive an introduction to LiquiFire OS and to understand the value that dynamic imagery brings to the leading e-commerce websites. These values include operational efficiency to optimize website updates, enhanced visual merchandising that leads to higher conversion rates, and cross-channel image delivery for the best mobile and responsive experiences. Graduating students are prepared to enter the online retail workforce with practical knowledge of on-demand dynamic imaging and its benefits."

About the Global Digital Retailing Research Center
The Global Digital Retailing Research Center at UNT, launched in April 2013, works to advance digital retailing and consumer experience through academic and industry collaborations. The center actively brings together the best minds, ideas, and creativity to shape the dialogue in objective thought and inquiry in the science of current and future digital retailing and its impact on consumers.

About LiquidPixels
LiquidPixels leads the imaging revolution. Built on open standards, our LiquiFire Dynamic Imaging Solutions integrate into existing Web and workflow environments, enhancing product creation and visualization while reducing production costs. Founded in 2000, LiquidPixels makes its patented technology available as a hosted service or via on-site enterprise servers with solutions that may be tailored to each of our customers' unique needs. For more information, visit us at LiquidPixels.com.

SOURCE LiquidPixels, Inc.