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”
Yue Chen Art Director Office of Visual Communication New York City College of Technology, CUNY Design critic Ralph Caplan wrote: “Learning how to write is not the same as being a writer.” The same principle holds true when it comes to design, and yet this simple truth is often forgotten in the classroom. While students … Continue reading “Reality Check: Learning About the Difference Between Design and Designer”
M. Genevieve Hitchings Assistant Professor Advertising Design & Graphic Arts New York City College of Technology, CUNY College level design courses can provide students with opportunities to work effectively in collaboration with actual clients. Such projects, undertaken jointly by faculty, students, and clients, develop student skills not only in design, but also in research, and … Continue reading “Service-learning: A Natural Fit in Design Education?”
Kathryn Weinstein Associate Professor of Graphic Design Queens College, CUNY This presentation describes a case study of the re-design of the Inwood House Resident’s Handbook. Inwood House is a short-term residence for pregnant young women in foster care. Considerations for the design of the handbook included the age, gender and the average literacy level (3rd … Continue reading “Design Considerations for Low Literacy Audiences: A Case Study”
Liz DeLuna Associate Professor of Graphic Design St. John’s University Every typeface has a story, and many typefaces have life cycles and histories that span centuries. These histories and stories reveal tales of historical and cultural context, modes of production, changes in production technologies and rationales for the emergence of styles and trends. This lecture examines … Continue reading “ABC’s of Type Design”
Dan Wong Assistant Professor Advertising Design & Graphic Arts New York City College of Technology, CUNY This research was presented at the Design Incubation Colloquium 1.0: Inaugural Event at AIGA on Thursday, June 5, 2014.
Sharon (Libby) Clarke Assistant Professor Advertising Design and Graphic Arts New York City College of Technology, CUNY As we educators wrestle with the shifting significance of print in our classrooms, we risk losing equipment, space, and funding for printmaking techniques that are seen as being no longer relevant. This study works to prove that techniques … Continue reading “Using Printmaking Techniques to Teach Metacognitive Skills to Design Students”
Lisa J. Maione, Art Director / Designer Adjunct Lecturer, Queens College CUNY Part-time Lecturer, Parsons The New School for Design Finding one’s voice as a designer is a continuous process which calls upon our inner confidence. We hone a specific type of confidence — a ‘design bravery’ — that comes in many forms, at all scales, … Continue reading “Design Bravery: Managing Fear and Facilitating Development through Collaboration”