AIGA/NY Fresh Grad / Edu Talks 2017: June 8 & 9, 2017

Thursday, June 8 – Friday, June 9, 2017
@Parsons, The New School

AIGANY Fresh Grad / Edu Talks 2017 is a jam packed two-day series of events celebrating design education.

Fresh Grad: Showcase, a two-part (two-night) event featuring graduate students from local and regional MFA, MA and certificate programs, now in its 8th year. The Fresh Grad Showcase will be accompanied by two morning events, Fresh Jobs, meet reps from NY’s creative organizations and Fresh Ed is a small panel discussion focused on the state and future of design education. Come with questions, join the conversation, prepare to leave impressed and inspired!

Thursday, June 8 / 9:30-11:00AM

Fresh Jobs: Mini-Job Fair

Are you a design student or a newly minted graduate? Join us for AIGA/NY’s first mini-job fair! Come by for coffee and breakfast sandwiches and introduce yourself. Meet reps. from New York’s top creative organizations, companies, agencies and studios and learn about the advantages of working at their company. Ask what a typical day is like for their designers, find out about all the office perks and hear what their creative directors look for when they hire new talent. You will what is unique about each situation and why you might want to work for one or more of these companies.

Joe Marianek, E Roon Kang and Aaris Sherin will co-host.

Location:
Parsons School of Design
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Room I202
Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street

Thursday, June 8 / 6:30-8:30PM

Fresh Grad Students #01

On June 8th, students from some of the most respected schools in the country will gather at the Parsons auditorium. Each student has five minutes to dazzle the audience and each other with wonders from their graduate projects.

Students presenting from the following programs: SVA, Masters in Branding, SVA, MFA Interaction Design, Pratt, MFA Communications Design, Parsons, MFA Design & Technology, Parsons, MS Data Visualization, NYU, MPS in Interactive Telecommunications, Cooper, Certificate Type Design, SCAD, MFA Graphic Design

Joe Marianek, E Roon Kang and Aaris Sherin will co-host.

Location:
Parsons School of Design
Tishman Auditorium University Center
63 Fifth Avenue Room U100

Friday, June 9 / 9:30-11:00AM

Fresh Ed: Panel

This year Fresh Ed asks whether one still needs a degree in graphic design to become a professional designer. Our panelists will consider whether degree programs adequately prepare students for an ever changing industry which includes user interface design, creating content for social media, VR and other emerging platforms. We will examine what competencies design programs should teach and what role non-degree granting institutions play in the continuing education of 21st century designers. Educators, students and industry professionals are invited to join the conversation and explore the varied modes of content delivery and the theoretical underpinnings informing design education today.

Panel
Jason Fox: Professor, Chair, Graphic Design Savannah College of Art and Design
Keetra Dixon: Assistant Professor, Rhode Island School of Design
Mark Addision Smith: Assistant Professor, Art Department, The City College of New York

Hosted by Joe Marianek, E Roon Kang and Aaris Sherin, moderated by David Frisco.

Location:
Parsons School of Design
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Room I202
Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street

Friday, June 9 / 6:30-8:30PM

Fresh Grad Students #02

On June 9th, in the second night of this two part series, students from some of the most respected schools in the country will gather at the Parsons auditorium. Each student has five minutes to dazzle the audience and each other with wonders from their graduate projects.

Students presenting from the following programs: RISD, MFA Graphic Design, Yale, MFA Graphic Design, Cranbrook, MFA 2D Design, MICA, MFA Graphic Design, VCFA, MFA Graphic Design, Parsons, MFA Transdisciplinary Design, SVA, D-crit, SVA, MFA Design

Joe Marianek, E Roon Kang and Aaris Sherin will co-host.

Location:
Parsons School of Design
Tishman Auditorium University Center
63 Fifth Avenue Room U100

Design Incubation Fellowship 2018

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

The mission of Design Incubation is to support and facilitate the development of research in the field of communication design. The organization works with academics and practitioners to create scholarly discourse and publications focused on creative projects, critical analysis, historical perspectives, technological advances and other topics relevant to design studies.

Visit the Fellowship Program Format page for details on the fellowship and program format.

Applications accepted: June 1, 2017 – September 1, 2017. Visit the Fellowship Application page for details to apply.

2017 Design Incubation Fellowship
January 11 –13, 2018
St. John’s University’s Manhattan campus

PROGRAM AGENDA 

The 2018 Design Incubation Fellowship Workshop will include sessions with Maggie Taft, Managing Editor of the journal Design and Culture as well as guest appearances by a number of authors and publishers. Aaris Sherin is director of the Design Incubation Fellowship program. Sherin is a Professor of Graphic Design at St. John’s University in New York and author of a number of books including her most recent titles Elaine Lustig Cohen: Modernism Reimagined and Sustainable Thinking: Ethical Approaches to Design and Design Management. (See below for schedule.)

Revisit this page as details will be updated regularly.

Bloomsbury Publishing Sponsors Design Incubation Educators Awards

Design Incubation is excited to announce a partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing for the Design Incubation Educators Awards.

Bloomsbury publishes books on various design education topics from academic research on the history and theory of the discipline through introductory textbooks to practical guides and manuals.

Bloomsbury Press Release

Bloomsbury will be sponsoring the 2017 Design Incubation Educators Awards competition.

 

Screening of Documentary on Paula Sher at the TDC

Paula Scher: Designer as Educator,” a documentary narrated by Debbie Millman, directed by Claudine Eriksson.

Date: April 25, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club, 347 W 36th St New York, NY 10018

Design Incubation Fellowship Redux: Fellows Get Published

Meaghan Barry, Assistant Professor at Oakland University and Aaron Ganci, Assistant Professor at Indiana University’s Herron School of Art and Design, two of our 2016 Design Incubation Fellows have recently published in the journal Design and Culture.

Barry’s Statement of Practice interview with designer, performance artist, and Cranbrook Designer-in-Residence Elliot Earls explores the many facets of Earl’s practice and the evolution of his thinking about design, education and performance over the last several decades.

Ganci reviewed John McCarthy and Peter Wright’s text, Taking [A]part: The Politics and Aesthetics of Participation in Experience-Centered Design.

Barry and Ganci continued their writing projects with the support of Design Incubation’s Fellowship Director, Aaris Sherin, to craft these articles.

For more information on how Design Incubation supports design writing and publishing see the Fellowship page on the Design Incubation website. Applications for the 2018 program will be accepted June 1, 2017 – September 1, 2017.

Recap of Teaching Type: A Panel Conversation

http://www.alphabettes.org/takeaways-on-teaching-type/

Read Amy Papaelias’ delightful synopsis of the panel discussion on Teaching Typography. Amy is Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at SUNY New Paltz and was one of the distinguished panelists at this past Saturday’s event at the Type Director’s Club.

 

Colloquium 4.1: San Jose State Call for Submissions

San Jose State University in San Jose, CA will be hosting a Design Incubation Colloquium. Abstract submission deadline is August 5, 2017.

San Jose State University in San Jose, CA will be hosting a Design Incubation Colloquium on Saturday, September 30, 2017. All are welcome to attend. Details and agenda can be found on the Colloquium 4.1: San Jose State page.

We are accepting abstract submissions for presentations. Abstract submission deadline: August 5, 2017.

We invite designers—practitioners and educators—to submit abstracts of design research.  Presentations are limited to 6 minutes + 4 minutes for questions.

For more details, see the Submission Process description.

The abstract submission are accepted online here. Questions can be directed to info@designincubation.com.

Please register for this free event if you plan on attending.

Colloquium 4.0: SUNY New Paltz Call for Submissions

SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz, NY will be hosting a Design Incubation Colloquium. Abstract submission deadline is July 15, 2017.

The State University of New York at New Paltz will be hosting a Design Incubation Colloquium on Saturday, September 9, 2017. All are welcome to attend. Details and agenda can be found on the Colloquium 4.0: SUNY New Paltz page.

We are accepting abstract submissions for presentations. Abstract submission deadline: July 15, 2017.

We invite designers—practitioners and educators—to submit abstracts of design research.  Presentations are limited to 6 minutes + 4 minutes for questions.

For more details, see the Submission Process description.

The abstract submission are accepted online here.  Questions can be directed to info@designincubation.com.

Please register for this free event if you plan on attending.

Colloquium 4.0: SUNY New Paltz

Design Incubation Colloquium 4.0 (#DI2017sep) will be held at SUNY New Paltz on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

Hosted by Amy Papaelias and Dimitry Tetin

We are launching our 4th year with the Design Incubation Colloquium 4.0 (#DI2017feb) hosted by the Graphic Design Program at the State University of New York at New Paltz. This event is open to all interested in Communication Design research.

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Start time 12:30PM
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561

Abstract submission for presentations deadline July 15, 2017.  For details visit the Call for Submissions, and Submission Process description.

Multi-modal Interface Design: Communicating Design Through Presentation and Review

Peter Lusch
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
College of Arts and Architecture
Penn State

Danielle Oprean
Post-Doctoral Research Scholar
Stuckeman Center for Design Computing
Penn State

Multi-modal visualization has long been considered important for design communication through representation and presentation, yet it has not been explored through an interface. In this presentation we discuss the outline for our test of use of a new interface designed to provide a multi-modal experience of design representations through the presentation and review processes. This interface is being developed for use in an immersive environments lab, a unique presentation space that allows for large-screen display and virtual reality. Before implementing a new interface, testing needs to be done to identify issues and perceptions of how well it works. We aim to test the feasibility of using a multi-modal interface with advanced-level undergraduate students in the design disciplines (architecture, landscape architecture, and graphic design) as a way for them to communicate design through presentation and review. In this presentation we talk about how usability testing allows for the results of actual use of an interface to feed back into improving the overall design. Specifically, we will provide an overview of our application of usability testing in design disciplines to address our hypothesis that being able to view different modalities of design representation at one time is more meaningful to communicate design both during presentation and in the review process. Success of the meaningfulness of the interface will be explored through the TAM model (Davis 1992) of usefulness, ease of use, and behavioral intention. We will also present the primary end point goals for this study, including our human factors study, and our self-report measurement of actual use of the multi-modal interface through questionnaires measuring usefulness, ease of use, and behavioral intention.