Sharon Oiga Associate Professor University of Illinois at Chicago Guy Villa Jr Assistant Professor Columbia College Chicago In an event that took place in the 1920s, designers affiliated with the Chicago Chapter of AIGA held an unsanctioned, notoriously wild party on Lake Michigan. When the AIGA Board of Directors in New York learned of the … Continue reading “90 Years of The Society of Typographic Arts”
Dannell MacIlwraith Assistant Professor Kutztown University Admit it; designers are control freaks. I know that in both my work and my life, I have been a very intentional, controlling person who feels safe within a set of clearly defined parameters. But in order to grow, I have been experimenting with letting myself abandon control and … Continue reading “Creativity in Letting Go of Certainties”
A. Marcel Graduate student Vermont College of Fine Arts “The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction (i.e., the reality of experience) and the distinction between true and false (i.e., the standards of thought) no longer exist.” Hannah … Continue reading “Design as Performance”
John Delacruz Associate Professor of Advertising School of Journalism and Mass Communications San Jose State University A mentor is a friendly guide who helps a less experienced person by demonstrating positive behaviors. To be effective, a mentor’s role is to be dependable, engaged, authentic, and tuned into the mentee’s needs and limitations. Mentoring is important because students … Continue reading “A Taste of Miami: Mentors, Creative Teams, Award Shows”
Teaching Award Winner Helen Armstrong Associate Professor North Carolina State University Armstrong’s advanced graphic design studio course, GD400, took on an acute problem for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (NCMNS). One of the museum’s key exhibitions—the Acrocanthosaurus Exhibition—repelled visitors on the autism spectrum. The space was so overwhelming for these visitors that they … Continue reading “Lowering Barriers to Access at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences”
Scholarship: Creative Work Award Winner George Garrastegui Assistant Professor New York City College of Technology, CUNY The Works In Process (WIP) podcast is a series of conversations with creative individuals that explore the evolution and techniques behind their latest projects— highlighting, exploring and possibly demystifying the creative process. This podcast is a way to discover, … Continue reading “Works in Process”
Scholarship: Creative Work Award Runner Up Susan Verba Professor University of California, Davis At the UC Davis Center for Design in the Public Interest (DiPi), a multidisciplinary team of design practitioners, writers, researchers, educators, and students work closely with community partners to make ordinary experiences better. Established with a mission to directly impact social problems … Continue reading “What Does Democratic Design Look Like? Establishing the Center for Design in the Public Interest at the University of California, Davis”
Service Award Winner Mariana Amatullo Associate Professor Parsons School of Design, The New School Andrew Shea Assistant Professor Parsons School of Design, The New School Jennifer May Director, Designmatters ArtCenter College of Design LEAP Dialogues: The Educator’s Guide (Mariana Amatullo, Jennifer May and Andrew Shea, eds. Designmatters, 2017), is an open-source publication about design for … Continue reading “LEAP Dialogues: The Educators Guide”
“Professional Practices” is designed to help bridge the gap from being a student to becoming a working professional.
A spring 2018 design studio, case study—how to attain that balance of a good quality course and meaningful social design.