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.


There are several hotels in town in addition to B&B and Airbnb options. If you are considering staying overnight we suggest you book a room early, as the hotels fill up pretty quickly during the Fall.

Hampton Inn (most recently built, 1.5 miles from campus)

Minnewwaska Lodge (most picturesque, right by the beautiful Shawangunk Ridge, 6.5 miles from campus)

America’s Best Value Inn (Best value and clean rooms. Older building, 1.5 miles from campus)


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

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

Fusing Design For Humans and Autonomous Machines
Alex Liebergesell
Associate Professor
Graduate Communications Design
Pratt Institute

Zika and Public Health Guidelines: Prototyping Models for Different Personas
Courtney Marchese
Assistant Professor of Interactive Media + Design
School of Communications
Quinnipiac University

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

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

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

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

Rethinking the Capstone
Regina Gardner Milan
Department of Art & Design
University of Massachusetts Lowell

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

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