Colloquium Abstract Submissions

 

History of Color In Comic Art: Technology, Aesthetics, and 64 Colors

Eli Neugeboren Assistant Professor Communication Design New York City College of Technology, CUNY Comic books are now considered high art and are included in museum collections around the world. They are given national awards, reviewed alongside literature and are printed on high quality paper. Their origins were not so lofty. Comic books were cheap. They … Continue reading “History of Color In Comic Art: Technology, Aesthetics, and 64 Colors”

Nourishing the Creators of a Design Economy in the South Bronx

Mathew Bethancourt Assistant Professor Media Design Programs Team, Visual & Performing Arts Unit Hostos Community College, CUNY Andy London Lecturer Media Design Programs Team, Visual & Performing Arts Unit Hostos Community College, CUNY Sarah Sandman Assistant Professor Media Design Programs Team, Visual & Performing Arts Unit Hostos Community College, CUNY Rees Shad Chair of Humanities … Continue reading “Nourishing the Creators of a Design Economy in the South Bronx”

Using Historical Archives to Explore Cultural Representation in Design & Mass Media

Ryan Hartley Smith Assistant Professor, Graphic Design Art Department, Queens College, CUNY Communication designers today have unprecedented access to visual reference material from around the globe. This is largely thanks to the recent advent of online creative resources and archives. Whether a designer uses this material as formal inspiration, or directly incorporates imagery into a … Continue reading “Using Historical Archives to Explore Cultural Representation in Design & Mass Media”

The Graphic Design Portfolio: Process Over Product

Irina Lee Design Director, Bureau Blank Adjunct Lecturer, School of Visual Arts Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Visual Communications: Art + Graphic Design SUNY Farmingdale Portfolio preparation can be a friendly approach to learning time management, identifying personal career goals, and transitioning from a student to a professional practice.    “Live Interviews + Networking Night” was … Continue reading “The Graphic Design Portfolio: Process Over Product”

Defining Practice, Redefining Education: Five Case Studies

Juliette Cezzar Associate Director & Assistant Professor BFA Communication Design Parsons the New School for Design The last decade has brought with it a fragmentation of the design field, where the work of the graphic designer is publicly being defined as limited to artifacts (magazines, posters, advertisements) while “new”fields of interaction design, digital product design, service … Continue reading “Defining Practice, Redefining Education: Five Case Studies”

Engaging the Campus Community with Design Thinking

Andrew DeRosa Assistant Professor Queens College, CUNY Design thinking often involves small trans-disciplinary teams working together to tackle complex problems for communities using ethnography, prototyping and co-design. Translating this process into an academic course creates a number of challenges and opportunities. I’ve chosen to approach this challenge by using the campus as laboratory and engaging … Continue reading “Engaging the Campus Community with Design Thinking”