News & Announcements

2021

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Executive Director of Mobility at IDEO Chicago discusses the future of transportation with design students

On Thursday, November 11, Designer and Engineer Steve Schwall will join a group of students at the School of Design for an online conversation about the challenges and...

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Professor at the College of Business talks to design students about the ethics of autonomous vehicles

This coming week, Assistant Professor Ian Dunham will discuss the ethical implications of decision-making processes embedded in self-driving cars at both sessions of Product...

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MA Graduate Mina Kasirifar awarded by IDSA

School of Design's MA graduate Mina Kasirifar received the 2021 West District Graduate Student Merit Award from the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA). Each academic year, the ISDA...

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Assistant Professor Fernando Carvalho discusses design education in the 21st century at the 2021 IDSA International Design Conference

In an essay focused on critical design, mass-production, plannned obsolescence, susatainability, and the anthropoce, Assistant Professor of Industrial Design Fernando Carvalho discusses the human'...

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Assistant Professor Sosa-Tzec To Discuss The Role of Animation in Microinteractions

Friday June 11 at 7PM PST, Assistant Professor Omar Sosa-Tzec will discuss animation's roles in making a microinteraction delightful. Sosa-Tzec and Prof. ...

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Intern for Industrial Design Outreach in Fall 2021 Semester

Intern for Industrial Design Outreach (IDO) and help high school students from underrepresented communities develop creative competencies through personalized mentorship.

Academic credit...

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Prof. Gomes Discusses the Future of Health Care in the Health 2049 Podcast

Professor Ricardo Gomes offers a holistic vision of 2049 that relies on empathy and observation to build trust and embed healthcare services on an experiential level.

Listen to Prof. Gomes...

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School of Design virtual Senior Show: Wonderlust

DES 628 has launched the School of Design's virtual Senior Show, Wonderlust, to celebrate the work of graduating seniors.

Wonderlust is a term newly coined...

Kasirifar and Jittagsem, Recipients of the VMA Graphic Arts Education Scholarship

Students Mina Kasirifar and Chalermpol Jittangsem have become the receipients of the $1,000 Visual Media Alliance Graphic Arts...

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Associate Professor Chu awarded Research Grant from the New York Public Library

Associate Professor Hsiao-Yun Chu has been awarded a short term research grant from the New York Public Library. This will support her research on the history of women's industrial design schools...

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Assistant Professor Sosa-Tzec participated in virtual event "HCI Day 2021"

Assistant Professor Sosa-Tzec talked about the application of social semiotics and rhetoric to the design of user interfaces and experiences in...

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AIGA Worldstudio Scholarship [Deadline: 04/13/21]

AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships benefit underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students pursuing degrees in photography, illustration, and design disciplines. Through this program, we aim...

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#wespeakamerican: Graduate Student's Project Claps Back at Racism

Graduate student Chalermpol(Pol) Jittagasem's recent independent study project, supervised by Prof. Saskia van Kampen, offers a powerful graphic response to anti-immigrant racism. In Pol's own...

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Assistant Professor Christensen sharing paper at Swiss Design Network's conference "Common Good: Framing Design Through Pluralism and Social Values"

Assistant Professor Christensen will be sharing her paper "Collectivizing the White Cube: Design Gallery as Commons" at Swiss Design Network's conference "Common Good: Framing Design Through...

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Assistant Professor Sosa-Tzec talking to marketing students in Mexico about delightful user experiences

The Department of Marketing of the University of Quintana Roo in Mexico invited Assistant Professor Omar Sosa-Tzec to talk about his scholarship on delightful design. Omar will talk about how...

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Assistant Professors van Kampen and Christensen presented on "Embracing Equitable Remote Learning" at RGD 2021 Design Educators Conference Webinar Series

Assistant Professors van Kampen and Christensen presented a webinar entitled "Embracing Equitable Remote Learning" as part of the RGD 2021 Design Educators Conference Webinar Series. The research...

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Assistant Professor Sosa-Tzec to talk about his experience as an international student and interaction design/user experience scholar to students in Mexico

Prof. Sosa-Tzec will participate in Fest21, a student-led two-day event comprising online talks and workshops. The goal of Fest21 is to discuss the knowledge and skills relevant to the software...

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Omar Sosa-Tzec to participate in the 15th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices

Assistant Professor Sosa-Tzec will be participating in an asynchronous focused discussion session at the...

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Assistant Professor Christensen participating in Boston University Graphic Design 2021 Spring Speaker Series

Assistant Professor Christensen is giving a virtual guest lecture on Tuesday, February 23 at Boston University Graphic Design. The event is part of the Boston University Graphic...

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Assistant Professors Christensen and van Kampen to share first phase of ongoing research study about the impacts of Covid-19 on design studio education as part of the College Art Association 2021 Conference

Assistant Professors Christensen and van Kampen are sharing the first phase of their ongoing research study about the impacts of Covid-19 on design studio education, as part of the College Art...

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Assistant Professor Christensen and collaborator Chris Cote to share participatory creative research project at the College Art Association 2021 Conference

Assistant Professor Christensen and collaborator Chris Cote from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville School of Design are sharing a participatory creative research project at the 2021 College...