The City of You

Robert J. Thompson Assistant Professor Graphic & Interactive Design Department of Art College of Creative Arts & Communications Youngstown State University Youngstown State University in partnership with the City of Youngstown was approved for a two year federal grant from the Economic Development Administration supporting the development of an economic development and marketing/advertising strategy. Putting … Continue reading “The City of You”

Would You Take This Course? A Case Study in Instructional Design

Gerol C. Petruzella Ph.D. Associate Director Academic Technology Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts One of the contexts in which design can have a vital and immediate impact in education is in the design of the online course space. As higher education expands to more meaningfully accommodate the role of instructional design in developing pedagogy and … Continue reading “Would You Take This Course? A Case Study in Instructional Design”

Idea Incubator: The Architectural Design Studio Experience and the Nurturing of Creativity

Craig Konyk AIA Assistant Professor of Architecture School of Public Architecture Michael Graves College Kean University The Education of an Architect in unlike many other disciplines in that the primary vehicle for the teaching of Design is the Architectural Studio. The Architectural Studio has its roots in the Beaux-Arts Atelier model from turn of the … Continue reading “Idea Incubator: The Architectural Design Studio Experience and the Nurturing of Creativity”

Designing Across Cultures

Joshua Korenblat Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Art Department State University of New York at New Paltz Designers can leverage the mind’s visual processing centers, transcending boundaries of written language. At the same time, some aspects of graphic design function more like written language, a cultural construct. Words have evolved from pragmatic concerns, and a … Continue reading “Designing Across Cultures”

Nimble: Thinking Creatively and Strategically in the Digital Age

Robin Landa Distinguished Professor Michael Graves College Robert Busch School of Design Kean University Employers want to hire nimble thinkers—people who are not only content experts but who also are agile in adapting to new technology and new directions in their fields. With rapid technological changes and globalization, the ability to think creatively and strategically … Continue reading “Nimble: Thinking Creatively and Strategically in the Digital Age”

Making Places: Design Methods And Practices In Interdisciplinary Scholarship Labs

Amy Papaelias Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Art Department SUNY New Paltz Interdisciplinarity is the ability to combine, cross or think through multiple disciplines in order to create new bodies of knowledge. Environments that foster interdisciplinary scholarship and critical making explore innovative pedagogical and research approaches in the liberal arts, sciences, and humanities. Although these … Continue reading “Making Places: Design Methods And Practices In Interdisciplinary Scholarship Labs”

Slow Plastic

Freedom Baird MS in Media Arts and Science from the Media Lab at MIT MFA candidate, Sculpture/Installation, Massachusetts College of Art and Design Plastic is a material, and also a social and cultural construct. It arrives to most of us fully formed out of the “black box” of manufacturing. Plastic’s history—only a few generations old—is … Continue reading “Slow Plastic”

You Look Like The Right Type

Mark Addison Smith Assistant Professor Electronic Design and Multimedia The City College of New York, CUNY An illustration manifests “thought” through the viewer’s decoding of visual-based representation—be it text-based, image-based, or a combination of both. Logocentrism holds that original thought generates a need for spoken communication and, in turn, speech generates a need for writing. … Continue reading “You Look Like The Right Type”