Colloquium 5.1: DePaul University

Design Incubation Colloquium 5.1 (#DI2018oct) will be held at DePaul University, College of Computing and Digital Media on Saturday, October 27, 2018. 10:30AM-5:00PM


Design Incubation Fellowship 2018

January 11–13, 2018. New York City. A three-day workshop facilitating academic writing and publishing for designers.


Communication Design Educators Awards 2018: Design Incubation

2018 Design Incubation Educators Awards competition in 4 categories— Creative Work, Published Research, Teaching, Service.

Design Events

Portfolio Success: Strategies for Professional Development

Portfolio Success: Strategies for Professional Development

Saturday, September 22, 2018. 2pm–5pm. Type Directors Club, 347 W 36th St., #603, New York, NY 10018

Recent Abstracts

Comfort Toys

Benjamin Evjen Assistant Professor Utah Valley University When I was young my mother had epilepsy. I remember her seizures always began with a heavy sigh, raising in pitch until her body fell against a hard surface. Pots and pans crashed and chairs tipped as mom’s body crumpled to the floor. When this happened at home … Continue reading “Comfort Toys”

What Can Machine Learning Contribute to Empathy in Design? How to Build a Journey Map Using Big Data and Text Sentiment Analysis

Sarah Pagliaccio Principal, User Experience Designer Black Pepper What can machine learning contribute to empathy in design? How to build a journey map using big data and text sentiment analysis. Art and design are meant to reflect the world around us, show empathy for those we design for, and reflect the emotional state of our … Continue reading “What Can Machine Learning Contribute to Empathy in Design? How to Build a Journey Map Using Big Data and Text Sentiment Analysis”

Body Type

Samantha Flora Co-Founder and Designer JAM Studios and Fat Kid Type Foundry Centered around issues of identity, the body, womanhood, and how they interconnect with design in the context of body image and the body positivity movement, Body Type: An Analysis of Fat Identity and Fat Bias in Graphic Design, is an extensive body of … Continue reading “Body Type”

Design for Decentralized Studio Learning

Lisa Hammershaimb Associate Dean of Curriculum, Graphic Arts Independence University Due to financial concerns and shifting learner demographics, in many institutions, the hallmarks of studio pedagogy (small course sizes, dedicated unique learning spaces and extended course-meeting times) are eroding. The new reality for many programs is one where educators are expected to balance an increase … Continue reading “Design for Decentralized Studio Learning”

Social Homelessness on US Campuses

Yeohyun Ahn Assistant Professor Art Department UW Madison Asian women faculty on US campuses may experience the highest levels of isolation, marginalization, exclusion from decision making and networks, and disrespect. This is a multidisciplinary design project to raise awareness of the marginalization of Asian women faculty on US campuses. It includes Asian Women Scholars, and the software, Being … Continue reading “Social Homelessness on US Campuses”