Saturday, September 22, 2018. 2pm–5pm. Type Directors Club, 347 W 36th St., #603, New York, NY 10018
Join industry professionals and design educators for a panel discussion on creating effective design portfolios. We will explore the role portfolios play in a successful design career now and in the future and will ask, are traditional portfolios still relevant? If so, what does a successful portfolio look like and what kind of projects should be included? Panelist will discuss what clients and employers want to see and which abilities industry leaders consider most important? You are invited to join the discussion as we look at new ways of teaching and explore emerging trends in effective portfolio development.
Christina Black Vice President, Creative Director Showtime Networks Inc.
Holly Tienken Assistant Professor Communication Design Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Peter Lusch Assistant Professor Dept of Art, Architecture & Design Lehigh University
Rolling acceptances until Sept 30, 2018. Only 12 seats are available for this event.
Design Incubation is proud to be able to partner with the Haddon Avenue Writing Institute to offer a design-writing residency. This 2-3 day residency allows researchers and scholars time to work on existing writing projects or to start a new writing project. The residency is open to design faculty and to those working in related fields. It offers participants concentrated time to work on writing projects and the opportunity to take advantage of one-on-one consultations with event facilitators Maggie Taft and Aaris Sherin. Using the online registration system (see below), applicants should submit a CV and a 200-500-word synopsis of the project they intend to work on. The cost is $100 for 2 days and $150 for 3 days. Participants may choose to attend either 2 or 3 days. A total of 12 seats are available for this event.
Applications will be considered immediately upon submission and they can be submitted through September 30th, 2018. Official letters of acceptance will be provided to allow attendees to request funding from their institutions.
Haddon Avenue Writing Institute
2009 W. Haddon Ave, Chicago Illinois
Please note: Housing is not included as part of this residency. Participants are encouraged to stay in Ukrainian Village or a nearby neighborhood though if you choose to stay at a hotel you may have to stay in downtown Chicago as options in the immediate area are limited to Airbnb’s.
October 26-28, 2018
The Haddon Avenue Design Writing ResidencySchedule:
Friday, October 26th: 10-5
Facilitators: Maggie Taft and Aaris Sherin
10-12:30: Individual writing session
1:30-5:00: Individual writing session
Saturday, October 27th: 9-5, 6-8 (optional reception)
Facilitator: Maggie Taft
9-9:30: Welcome; Goal setting
9:30-12:30: Individual writing session
12:30-1:30: Lunch (bring your own or in the neighborhood)
1:30-2:00: Techniques for overcoming writer’s block, the blinking cursor, and other writing obstacles
2:00-5:00: Individual writing session
6:00-8:00: Reception (optional)
Sunday, October 28th: 9-4:30
Facilitators: Maggie Taft and Aaris Sherin
9-12: Individual writing session and optional one-on-one strategy sessions by appointment
12-1: Lunch (bring your own or in the neighborhood)
1-3:30: Individual writing session and optional one-on-one strategy sessions by appointment
3:30-4:30: Group wrap up
Questions can be sent to Aaris Sherin, Director of Fellowships at Design Incubation
“Inclusive design” theory and practice are becoming the norm. Know the common standards and specifications of accessible interfaces for people with disabilities (and meet legally mandated ADA compliance standards).
Saturday, April 14, 2018
General Assembly NYC
902 Broadway, 4th floor
New York, NY 10010
Designing for and Teaching Accessibility Panel Discussion
At a minimum, criteria for success of a designed product, service or experience should be its usability by everyone, regardless of their abilities or disabilities. Since digital access is a Civil Right covered by the American Disabilities Act, the question of usability and access are now as important to digital and interactive designers as to those who produce products and physical artifacts.
“Inclusive design” theory and practice are becoming the norm with companies increasingly expecting employees to know the common standards and specifications for accessible interfaces which are used by people with disabilities (and meet legally mandated ADA compliance standards). Unfortunately, even as progress has been made in industry, teaching digital accessibility is rarely part of design curriculum or undergraduate course work.
To raise awareness and provide specific examples of ways to incorporate principles of accessibility into professional practice and design education, Design Incubation and AIGA/New York is inviting a group of scholars, practitioners and industry leaders to discuss accessible digital design and its relevance to the New York design community.
A morning panel discussion will provide a venue for experts to share their knowledge and an optional afternoon workshop will promote understanding of basic accessibility issues, concepts and best practices.
Elizabeth Guffey heads SUNY Purchase’s MA in Modern and Contemporary Art and specializes in art and design history. She is author of several books, including Designing Disability: Symbols, Spaces and Society (Bloomsbury, 2017, Posters: A Global History (Reaktion, 2014), and Retro: The Culture of Revival (Reaktion, 2006. She has also authored numerous articles and is also the founding editor of the journal Design and Culture.
Neil Ward is currently an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Drake University. At Drake, Ward’s students work through IDEO’s design thinking methodology along with user-centered design principles to solve problems in new and unexpected ways. Neil’s most recent projects focused on movement throughout the art building on campus for those who are unable to take the stairs along with creating a product to help a veteran – with limited mobility on his right side – cook for and feed himself at home. Both projects involve exercises in empathy for the user, ethnographic studies and a discussion around universal design. Outside of the classroom, he is the principle of Neil O. Ward Graphic Design specializing in identity and publication design.
Bo Campbell is an Interaction Designer and Accessibility Design Lead at IBM. As an accessibility thought leader and innovator in the IBM Accessibility organization, Bo functions as a driving force behind the integration of accessibility practices and techniques in the IBM Design Thinking framework. Additionally, he functions as a lead designer on products designed to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Bo has been with IBM since 2013, is a member of the W3C CSS Working group and has his Master’s degree in Human Computer Interaction from Iowa State University.
Liz Jackson is the founder of the Inclusive Fashion & Design Collective, a disability design organization that is focused on increasing the impact of beautiful, functional products in our everyday lives and in the global economy. Liz is committed to shifting the disability narrative, as current mainstream representations of disability do not accurately portray disabled lives. She is currently focused on creating pathways into design for disabled people through initiatives such as The Disabled List, a curated list of creative disabled people who are available to consult and collaborate. You can learn more about Liz on her blog The Girl with the Purple Cane.
Integrating Accessibility: Inclusive Design Methodologies and Practice
Bo Campbell, an Accessibility Design Lead for IBM, will conduct a workshop on accessible design while focusing on disability as a design challenge.
Participants will explore how and when to apply accessibility in the design and development process and will use empathy exercises to understand why accessibly is important for users with differing cognitive and physical abilities. Campbell will also discuss IBM’s inclusive design framework and will describe some of the training methodologies taught to new employees at the company.
Through a series of exercises, attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to apply the ideas and methodologies presented during the workshop to specific educational and/or practice-based design scenarios.
All are welcome, however, this workshop will be most useful for designers and educators who are less familiar with best practices around accessible design and want to learn more about how to practice and/or teach inclusive design.
Saturday, February 24, 2018 10:30AM–1:30PM Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography / Archetype Press South Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, California 91105
The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography [HMCT] at ArtCenter College of Design was founded in 2015 in memory of Professor Leah Hoffmitz Milken, a well-known typographer, letterform designer and esteemed faculty member at ArtCenter. Archetype Press houses more than 2,500 cases of rare American and European foundry type, wood type, and ornaments.
Gloria Kondrup, Executive Director of Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography and Director of Archetype Press, will also be moderating a special program of typography research presentations during Affiliated Society Meeting: Design Incubation Special Program on Typography. For details visit the website announcement. All are welcome to attend these events. Please register in advance.
Design Incubation invites educators, students and professional designers for a conversation focused on the creation of design projects, assignments and syllabi.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Type Directors Club
347 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
The development of design projects and course plans is being conducted in increasingly complex educational environments requiring a more sophisticated set of thoughtful and negotiated responses. Educators work to devise projects that will best serve students, the discipline and the profession. Once complete they then have to decide how and when these materials should be revised and updated. We must weigh our responsibility to be innovative and experimental against the need to be pragmatic and mindful of concerns such as job readiness and technological competencies. Design Incubation invites educators, students and professional designers to join us and a panel of experienced design educators for a lively and informative conversation focused on the myriad considerations that come into play during the creation design projects, assignments and syllabi and the thorny issues associated with their development and distribution.
The conversation will be moderated by Aaris Sherin, Professor of Design at St. John’s University and Liz Deluna, Associate Professor of Design at St. John’s University.
Ned Drew Professor, Graphic Design Coordinator Rutgers University-Newark Co-editor, Design Education in Progress: Process and Methodology, Volumes 1, 2 and 3
Alex Girard Assistant Professor Graphic Design Southern Connecticut State University
Debbie Millman Host, Design Matters Chair, Masters in Branding School of Visual Arts
Scott Santoro Adjunct Professor Pratt Institute Author, Guide to Graphic Design
Drew was a member of the AIGA’s DEC Steering Committee and is the Director of The Design Consortium, a student/teacher design studio. Drew was the co-editor of Design Education in Progress: Volumes 1, 2 and 3 and co-author of BY ITS COVER, Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig and George Giusti: The Idea is the Heart of the Matter.
Drew work has been included in Typographic Design: Form and Communication, Graphic Design Referenced, US Design 1975-2000, Working with Computer Type, the AIGA’s Rethinking Design 3: Speaking Volumes, Graphic Design Solutions and Color Management.Drew’s work has also been recognized by the AIGA, the TDC, the IDA, the Art Directors Club, Creativity, the FPO Awards, the UCDA and the AAM as well as Graphis, CA, Print and How magazines.
Ned Drew heads the Graphic Design area at Rutgers University-Newark where he teaches design and design history courses.
Alex Girard is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Southern Connecticut State University. At SCSU, he serves as the Graphic Design program lead for the Art Department. Girard’s experience includes graphic design, web design, social media management, marketing and organizational leadership. He received a BA from the University of Northern Iowa, where he studied Graphic Design and Painting in 2004 and a MFA in Graphic Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2007. While at RIT, his research focused on using principles of graphic design to deconstruct, evaluate and reconstruct methods for developing organizational structures within a collaborative problem-solving environment. Girard continues this research and works to identify intersections between industry and academia that allow his students to engage with curriculum in collaborative, authentic, and meaningful ways.
Debbie Millman is Co-Founder and Chair of the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is also President of the design division at Sterling Brands where she has worked on the redesign of over 200 global brands, including projects with P&G, Colgate, Nestle, Kraft and Pepsi. Millman has authored six books on branding and an in 2005 she began hosting “Design Matters” the first podcast about design on the Internet. In 2011, the show was awarded a Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. Millman currently serves on the board member of The Type Director’s Club (TDC) and is President Emeritus of AIGA.
Scott W. Santoro is an adjunct professor at Pratt Institute, teaching graphic design there for over 20 years. He is the author and designer of “Guide to Graphic Design,” published by Pearson Education, which was recently translated into both Chinese and Arabic. Scott has served as a Fulbright judge for the program’s review of student design applications, and for Sappi Paper’s “Ideas that Matter” design grant. He was both a symposium presenter and design judge for the Brno International poster biennial in the Czech Republic, and speaker for the Australian Graphic Design Association’s seven city chapters. Scott received his BFA in graphic design from Pratt Institute, and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. His studio, Worksight, is a noticeable entity among New York City design firms.
Educators will discuss innovations, challenges and best practices for teaching typography.
As a mainstay of design, typography is a corner stone of most degree programs in visual communication design. Still questions abound. How and where typography is taught is as varied as its use in design applications. We invite you to join fellow educators in a conversation which will focus on how, where and when we teach typography. Our panelists will explore the role of typography in the continuum of design education and identify areas where traditional programs experience shortcomings and challenges. We will ask what fundamental skills should be taught and whether the way we are teaching typography needs to change in a screen-based world? Finally, we will ask the audience to participate in identifying specific skill sets and methodologies which should be part of type-centric design curriculum in the 21st Century.
The conversation will be moderated by Doug Clouse, President of TDC and Principal at The Graphics Office and Liz DeLuna, Associate Professor of Design at St. John’s University.
Type Directors Club
347 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Liz DeLuna Associate Professor of Design St. John’s University
Doug Clouse President, Type Directors Club Principal, The Graphics Office
Thomas Jockin Founder of TypeThursday Adjunct Professor Queen’s College, CUNY and Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY
Amy Papaelias Assistant Professor Graphic Design SUNY New Paltz Co-founder of Alphabettes.org
John Gambell Senior Critic Yale School of Art Yale University Printer
Juliette Cezzar Designer, Writer Assistant Professor Communication Design Parsons School of Design, The New School
Educators discuss Graphic Design Programs at the Type Directors Club, Saturday, November 12, 2pm–5pm.
What challenges and obstacles do graphic design programs encounter today as they work to balance the multitude of critical thinking, and conceptual and technical skills needed to help students grow into thoughtful, adept and culturally aware design practitioners? How do programs housed in liberal arts institutions differ from those in art schools? We invite you to join educators in a conversation on the teaching of design in institutions with varied pedagogies and student communities.
Liz Deluna Associate Professor of Design St. John’s University
Mark Zurolo Associate Professor of Design University of Connecticut
Robin Landa Distinguished Professor Robert Busch School of Design Michael Graves College Kean University
Allan Espiritu Associate Professor Graphic Design Graphic Design Program Director Rutgers University
Dan Wong Associate Professor Communication Design New York City College of Technology, CUNY
Nick Rock Assistant Professor Graphic Design Boston University
Jessica Wexler Assistant Professor Graphic Design Purchase College, SUNY
Kelly Walters Assistant Professor Graphic Design University of Connecticut
Sponsored by AIGA/NY
Hosted by Type Directors Club
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Type Directors Club
347 West 36th Street, Suite 603
New York, NY 10018
Chair: Dan Wong, New York City College of Technology, City University of New York
Mike Zender, University of Cincinnati; Visible Language
Elizabeth Guffey, State University of New York at Purchase; Design & Culture
Aaris Sherin, St. John’s University; Design Incubation
David Cabianca, York University
Discussant: Kathryn Weinstein, Queen’s College, City University of New York
Design programs in American colleges and universities are adding design research, contemporary practice, and publishing that demonstrates rigor and impact factor to the requirements of design educators’ scholarly activities. With these changing requirements, the need for reputable and established modes of dissemination has reached a critical mass.
From practice to theory, this panel examines research formats, forms of investigation, representation of research, venues, organizations, and publishing opportunities available to Communication Design educators and researchers. It will discuss contemporary design research approaches and formats, and note various organizations and publishing outlets accessible to educators, researchers, and practitioners of design. In conclusion, the panel will explore where practice fits within academia.
The 2016 Design Incubation Fellowship was held January 14–16, 2016 at St. John’s University’s Manhattan campus. This year’s participants may choose to pursue one of two modes for engaging with original research projects.
2016 Design Incubation Fellows:
Jen Roos, Mercy College, NY
Gigi Polo, Parsons The New School for Design, NY
Gennifer Weisenfeld, Duke University, NC
Steffi Duarte, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, NY
Dimitry Tetin, State University of New York, New Paltz
Aaron Ganci, Indiana University–Purdue University, IN
Meaghan Barry, Oakland University, MI
Anna Pinkas, Borough of Manhattan Community College, NY
Janet Esquirol, Borough of Manhattan Community College, NY