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White Plains Storefront Project: Art In Vacant Spaces

Teaching Award Runner-up Warren Lehrer Professor School of Art+Design, Purchase College, SUNY Founding Faculty Member, SVA (School of Visual Arts) Designer as Author Graduate Program” For two years in a row, the White Plains BID (Business Improvement District) asked me and my Community Design class at Purchase College, SUNY to “improve the visual appearance of … Continue reading “White Plains Storefront Project: Art In Vacant Spaces”

An Archive: The National Museum of African American History and Culture

Kelly Walters Assistant Professor of Design Art + Art History Department University of Connecticut In social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, the animated gif is used as a means to convey ideas, actions or beliefs to our friends or followers. When we want to convey our emotions more emphatically via text message … Continue reading “An Archive: The National Museum of African American History and Culture”

Graphic Design for Science

Gokhan Ersan Assistant Professor Department of Art & Design SUNY Binghamton  The history of science embodies both a development of ideas as well as notations and images that report and represent those ideas. My research involves utilizing modern visual art’s visual notation to give voice to contemporary researchers across the domains of engineering, natural sciences, … Continue reading “Graphic Design for Science”

Be Good to Me: How Advertising Students Made San Jose Think Twice About Illegal Dumping

John Delacruz Professor of Advertising School of Journalism and Mass Communications San Jose State University Creativity is a powerful driver for brand communications. Entertaining and engaging, we tell the world stories across media channels that encourage consumption and allow brands a central role in shaping identities, communities and history. The skills learnt by students on … Continue reading “Be Good to Me: How Advertising Students Made San Jose Think Twice About Illegal Dumping”

Basic Web Design as Foundation of Publication Design

Bruno Ribeiro Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Department of Art and Design California Polytechnic State University When introduced to the design of print publications, students often struggle with type hierarchy and sometimes they lack appreciation for simplicity. Learning HTML and its tagging system, however, can help them in both matters. After taking their first web … Continue reading “Basic Web Design as Foundation of Publication Design”

Bridging the Business Design Gap

Martin Dominguez Adjunct Professor St. John’s University, Fordham University Service design is an emerging field that operates at the intersection of human-centered design, user-experience design and business execution. Despite two decades of academic and practical work in the field (see Service Design Network, https://www.service-design-network.org/), service design has only recently emerged as a field of interest … Continue reading “Bridging the Business Design Gap”

When the Process is the Product: Pollock, Gehry and the Illusion of Randomness

Craig Konyk, AIA Assistant Professor School of Public Architecture Michael Graves College Kean University This paper explores the role of randomness in the design process using two examples for the field of art and architecture as illustrative examples: Jackson Pollock and Frank Gehry.  Both Pollock’s and Gehry’s work rely on the revelation of the process … Continue reading “When the Process is the Product: Pollock, Gehry and the Illusion of Randomness”

Towards an Understanding of Cinema’s Impact on Design Education

Jason Tselentis Associate Professor Of Design College Of Visual And Performing Arts Winthrop University In the classroom, design students who view documentary films such as Gary Hustwit’s “Helvetica” (2007), Douglas Wilson’s “Linotype” (2012), and Briar Levit’s “Graphic Means” learn about designers, the tools they use (or used), and the meaning behind their creations. Film viewings … Continue reading “Towards an Understanding of Cinema’s Impact on Design Education”

Rethinking the Capstone in a Graphic Design BFA Program

Regina Gardner Milan Lecturer Department of Art & Design University of Massachusetts Lowell Evolving the BFA capstone project to develop professional competencies for emerging designers. Encouraging students to develop projects that address their competencies and those that they need to develop. A year-long course sequence encouraging extensive creative exploration while working within developed constraints that … Continue reading “Rethinking the Capstone in a Graphic Design BFA Program”