Design Incubation Colloquium 4.0: SUNY New Paltz

Design Incubation Colloquium 4.0 (#DI2017sep) will be held at SUNY New Paltz on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

Hosted by Amy Papaelias and Dimitry Tetin

We are launching our 4th year with the Design Incubation Colloquium 4.0 (#DI2017feb) hosted by the Graphic Design Program at the State University of New York at New Paltz. This event is open to all interested in Communication Design research.

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 10:00am–4:30pm
Old Main Building
Room B125

New Paltz, NY 12561

Abstract submission for presentations deadline July 15, 2017.  For details visit the Call for Submissions, and Submission Process description.


Old Main Building B125, SUNY New Paltz

Travel to SUNY New Paltz

Driving directions

If coming from NYC there is a very convenient Trailways bus that leaves Port Authority on the hour and stops 10 minutes walk to the SUNY New Paltz campus. It takes about 90mins and costs $43.50 roundtrip.


Parking is permitted in university lots without a permit on a weekend. There is Accessible Parking in the loop right next to the Old Main building.

Detailed Campus Map pdf

Coffee, Restaurants in New Paltz (details here.)


Morning Session 10:00-12:30

Curriculum and Program Development

Reconstructing a BA Graphic Design Program: Scalpel or Sledgehammer?
Nancy Wynn
Associate Professor
Merrimack College

Rethinking the Capstone in a Graphic Design BFA Program
Regina Gardner Milan
Department of Art & Design
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Facilitating a Culture that Celebrates Experimentation and Addresses the Fear of Failure Through Assessment
Alex Girard
Assistant Professor
Graphic Design
Art Department
Southern Connecticut State University

Bridging the Business Design Gap
Martin Dominguez
Adjunct Professor
St. John’s University, Fordham University

Exploring Innovative Technologies

Augmented Reality Overcoming Learning Disabilities
Renée Stevens
Assistant Professor
Multimedia Photography & Design Department
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Syracuse University

Making the Machine Human: Embracing Printing Technologies in Crafting a Present-Day Moveable Typeface
Peter P. Bella, Jr
Assistant Professor
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne

Designing for Autonomous Machines
Alex Liebergesell
Associate Professor
Graduate Communications Design
Pratt Institute

Facets of Design Practice

Experiments in Building Empathy and Revealing Bias
Rebecca Mushtare
Associate Professor Of Web Design & Multimedia
State University Of New York At Oswego

An Archive: The National Museum of African American History and Culture
Kelly Walters
Assistant Professor of Design
Art + Art History Department
University of Connecticut

Lunch 12:30-1:45

Afternoon Session 1:45-4:30

Facets of Design Practice

Towards an Understanding of Cinema’s Impact on Design Education
Jason Tselentis
Associate Professor Of Design
College Of Visual And Performing Arts
Winthrop University

Theorizing Fashiontech as an Emerging Design Practice
Anne Galperin
Associate Professor
Graphic Design
SUNY New Paltz

Visualizing Mental Models
Joshua Korenblat
Assistant Professor
State University of New York at New Paltz

Unforeseen Structures: Chaos, Materials, and Emergent Process
Mitch Goldstein
Assistant Professor
School of Design
Rochester Institute of Technology

Drawing Type, Drawing Connections
Joel Mason
Professor Emeritus
Department of Communication Design
New York City College of Technology, CUNY

Looking Outward to a World View

COIL & Preparing Global Designers
Sean Nixon
Associate Professor of Art
Program Coordinator, Design Program
Art, Design, Fashion, Music, Theater & Communication Dept.
SUNY Ulster

Graphic Design for Science
Gokhan Ersan
Assistant Professor
Department of Art & Design
SUNY Binghamton

Thinking like a Forest / Ecological Empathy
Jason Dilworth
Associate Professor
Visual Arts + New Media
SUNY at Fredonia

Zika and Public Health Guidelines: Prototyping Models for Different Personas

Courtney Marchese
Assistant Professor of Interactive Media + Design
School of Communications
Quinnipiac University

Teaching Inclusive Design: Design with Everyone in Mind

Ziddi Msangi
Associate Professor
Graphic Design
UMass Dartmouth

5-7pm Informal mixer following presentations at Huckleberry, 21 Church Street New Paltz, NY, 12561