CAA Conference Session: Panel Discussion

Communication Design Scholarship: Opportunities and Approaches

Time: 02/04/2016, 12:30 PM—2:00 PM
Location: Hoover, Mezzanine Level

In collaboration with CAA Task Force on Design at the 104th Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

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.

Design Incubation Colloquium 2.4: CAA Conference 2016, Washington, DC

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Location: Hoover, Mezzanine Level, Marriott Hotel

In collaboration with CAA Task Force on Design at the 104th Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

Chairs: Steven McCarthy, University of Minnesota; Aaris Sherin, St. John’s University

Abstract submission deadline: January 17, 2016. Email abstracts for peer review to submissions@designincubation.com

Open to all 104th Annual Conference, Washington, DC attendees.

Presentations

Teaching Timeless Theory in Interactive Design through a Multidisciplinary Approach
James Pannafino
Associate Professor
Interactive and Graphic Design
Art and Design Department
Millersville University

Who Does This Internet Artwork Belong To? A Study on Art Appropriation and Youth Identity in a Digital Age
Laura Scherling

GreenspaceNYC, Co-founder

The New School, Design Lead
Teachers College,
Columbia University, Doctoral student

Conscious Interventions With The Personal Beasties Breathing Mobile App
Paula Murgia
Co-Founder Personal Beasties Group, LLC

Marianna Trofimova
Adjunct Professor
Communication Design Department
New York City College of Technology
City University of New York

Principal at Marianna Trofimova Design

A Plan for a National Communication Design Educator Award
Steven McCarthy
Professor
College of Design
University of Minnesota

Never Use Futura
Douglas Thomas
MFA Candidate in Graphic Design
Maryland Institute College of Art

Commute 2 Brooklyn: Visual Exploration Along Interstate 278
Mary Ann Biehl
Associate Professor
Communication Design
New York City College of Technology, CUNY

Maria Giuliani
Associate Professor
Communication Design
New York City College of Technology, CUNY

Alterpodium: Performing Disability
Amanda Cachia
PhD Candidate, Art History, Theory & Criticism
Department of Visual Arts, University of California San Diego

Design Practice Intervention: Experimental Approaches to Mapping Different Data
Rachele Riley
Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Color, A “Conflict Mineral”
Grace Moon
Adjunct Professor
Graphic Design, Dept of Art
Queens College, CUNY

The Art of Mutable Mergers: Collaborations Between Designers, Artists, Curators, and the Plastics Industry, 1960 – 74
Grace Converse
Adjunct Instructor of Art History
Purchase College, SUNY
St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn

Design Incubation Colloquium 2.3: St. John’s University

Saturday, January 16, 2016
2:00pm – 4:30pm
St. John’s University Manhattan Campus
101 Astor PL, New York
(Local subways: 6 at Astor Place; N,R at 8th Street)

To attend: RSVP@designincubation.com. Include name, email contact, and affiliation. All are welcome.

Presentations

Design and Culture: Peer-Review Journals from the Inside Out
Elizabeth Guffey
Professor of Art & Design History
State University of New York at Purchase
Editor, Design & Culture

Self-Publishing in Higher Education: Meaning and Approach
James Pannafino
Associate Professor
Interactive and Graphic Design
Millersville University, Pennsylvania

Envisioning South Africa’s Global Struggle Against Apartheid
Steffi Duarte
Curatorial Research Assistant
Product Design & Decorative Arts Department
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Decorative Art & Design Department
Cleveland Museum of Art

The Fine Art of Persuasion: Corporate Advertising Design, Nation, and Empire in Modern Japan
Gennifer Weisenfeld
Professor
Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Duke University

Big Data in Interactive Web Design
Vinoad Senguttuvan
Senior Data Scientist
Metis

Attendees
  • Jen Roos, Mercy College, NY
  • Gigi Polo, Parsons
  • Dimitry Tetin, SUNY New Paltz
  • Aaron Ganci, Indiana University–Purdue
  • Meaghan Barry, Oakland University, MI
  • Anna Pinkas, BMCC
  • Janet Esquirol, BMCC
  • Liz DeLuna, St. John’s
  • Kathryn Weinstein, Queen’s College
  • Grace Moon, Queen’s College
  • Matt Ferranto, Westchester Community College
  • Kathryn Simon, Parsons
  • Lynne Foster, Pratt Institute
  • Jon Santos, Common Space Studio
  • Amye McCarther, U Texas Austin
  • Hui Xie, St. John’s
  • Scott Fowler, Chelsea High School
  • Bonnie Blake, Ramapo College
  • Dan Wong, CityTech
  • Aaris Sherin, St. John’s

Design Incubation Fellowship: January 14–16, 2016

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

Agenda

Day 1: Thursday, January 14th

9:00am–10:00am

Introduction
Dan Wong
Co-founder, Co-chair Design Incubation

11:00am-12:00pm

Book Proposals
Georgia Kennedy
Managing Editor Fairchild Books,
a division of Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Synthesis

1:00pm–5:00pm

Writing for Journals: Workshop Session
Maggie Taft
Managing Editor, Design and Culture

Day 2: Friday January 15th

9:00am–12:00pm

Break Out Session / Working Groups

1:00pm –5:00pm

Writing Process and Feedback
Andrew Shea
Author of Design for Social Change
Principal of design studio, MANY

Structuring Scholarship
Aaris Sherin
Director of Fellowships at Design Incubation

Day 3: Saturday January 16th

9:00am–12:00pm

Presentation of Participant Work/Progress
Feedback; Wrap-up

2:00pm–4:30pm

Design Incubation Colloquium 2.3
(open to the public)

Design Incubation Colloquium 2.0: City College of New York, CUNY

Hosted by Mark Addison Smith
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
10am–1pm

The City College of New York
Art Department
160 Convent Avenue
New York NY 10031
Compton-Goethals Building, Room CG-108
(corner of W 140th and Amsterdam Avenue)

The launch of the second year of Design Incubation Colloquia (#DI2015jun) will be held at the City College of New York, located in Upper Manhattan. This event is open to all interested in Communication Design research. RSVP with name and affiliations if you plan on attending.

Agenda details and list of presentations/speakers updated intermittently.

Abstract submission deadline May 6, 2015. Deadline extended to May 26, 2015. For details visit the Call for Submissions, and Submission Process description.

Presentations

Graphic Design in the Zone: Peak Performance in Picturing Sport
Jen Roos
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
Computer Arts + Design
Mercy College
Founder and Principal
8 Point Studio

Spark Collaborations: Design as Catalyst for Social Impact
Natacha Poggio
Assistant Professor, Visual Communication Design
Hartford Art School, University of Hartford

Lay Me Down to Sleep: The Design of Coffins, Caskets, and Alternative Containers
Susan Merritt
Faculty Emeritus, Graphic Design
School of Art & Design
San Diego State University

Font Design: Caribbean Archeology Inspired Symbols
Maria Giuliani
Associate Professor
Communication Design
New York City College of Technology, CUNY

Espiritu, Texas 1886-2015: An Essential Part Of American History
Andrés Vera Martínez
Assistant Professor, Cartooning and Illustration
Lesley University College of Art and Design
Cambridge, MA

Attendees

  • Elizabeth Guffey, SUNY Purchase
  • Matt Ferrento, Westchester Community College
  • M. Genevieve Hitchings, CityTech
  • Kathryn Weinstein, Queens College
  • Mary Ann Biehl, CityTech
  • Anne Bartoc, CCNY
  • Danne Woo, Queens College
  • Michele Labrague, Parsons/Stockholm University
  • Olga Greco
  • Tanya Goetz, CityTech
  • Dan Wong, CityTech

Design Incubation Colloquium 1.5: Rhode Island School of Design

Design Incubation Colloquium 1.5: Rhode Island School of Design

Hosted by Lisa Maione
Saturday, March 7, 2015
10am–3:30pm
RISD Design Center
20 N. Main Street, Room 212
Providence, RI 02903

Agenda

10:00-11:00am

Modes of Self-Publishing
Minkyoung Kim, Christina Webb
Rhode Island School of Design
MFA Candidates in Graphic Design

Voice + Space + Place: Black Cultural Expression
Kelly Walters
Rhode Island School of Design
MFA Candidates in Graphic Design

Too Many Grads Redux
Kathryn Weinstein
Associate Professor
Queens College, CUNY

11:00-1:00pm Presentations

Rethinking Graphic Design Education
Matthew Monk
Academic Dean
Vermont College of Fine Arts

Bequeath(ed) Type
Liz DeLuna
Associate Professor of Graphic Design
Department of Art and Design
St. John’s University

The Queer Writing on the Bathroom Wall
Mark Addison Smith, Assistant Professor
Electronic Design and Multimedia
The City College of New York

My Korea Studies: Gender, Race and Language in South Korea
Yoon Soo Lee, Professor
Department of Design
College of Visual & Performing Arts
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Founding Faculty
Vermont College of Fine Arts

Graphic Design in the Zone: Peak Performance in Picturing Sport
Jen Roos
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
Computer Arts + Design
Mercy College
Founder and Principal
8 Point Studio

Kanga as a Form of Visual Communication
Ziddi Msangi
Associate Professor
Design Department, College of Visual & Performing Arts
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Founding Faculty, Graphic Design
Vermont College of Fine Arts

Design for Dystopia
Amelia Marzec
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Queens College
Hunter College

Social Disruptions
Andrew Shea
Adjunct Faculty
Pratt Institute
Parsons, The New School

1:00-2:00pm Break for Lunch
2:00-3:00pm Presentations

Re-Defining Reading
Laura Franz
Professor, Design Department
Head, Graphic Design Option (Major)
College of Visual and Performing Arts, UMass Dartmouth

The Next Wave in Publication Design
Christie Shin
Assistant Professor
Communication Design, School of Art and Design
Fashion Institute of Technology

3:00-3:30 Publishing Confidential

Aaris Sherin
Associate Professor of Graphic Design
St. John’s University

Attendees

  • James Chae, RISD
  • Kyle Green, RISD
  • Dana Haddad, RISD
  • Genevieve Hitchings, CityTech
  • Nicole Juen, Vermont CFA
  • Lisa Maione, RISD
  • Regina Milan, UMass Lowell
  • Grace Moon, Queens College
  • Patricia Phillips, RISD
  • Alexander Stewart, RISD
  • Dan Wong, CityTech
  • CJ Yeh, FIT SUNY

Design Incubation Colloquium 1.4: St. John’s University Manhattan Campus

Design Incubation Colloquium 1.4: St John’s University

Hosted by Aaris Sherin
Thursday, February 12, 2015
4PM-6PM
(Mixer to follow colloquium)

Manhattan campus of St. John’s University
Room 214
51 Astor Place
New York, NY 10003

Save the Date!

Please RSVP if you plan on attending. Submissions are closed for this event. Head to BBar (40 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003) following Colloquium to schmooze (space permitting.)

Presentations

dis_assemblage
Peter Fine
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
University of Wyoming

What’s ‘American’ about American Industrial Design?
Carma Gorman
Associate Professor of Design History
The University of Texas Austin

Not Dead But Sleepeth: A Study of Gravestone Lettering
Doug Clouse
Co-Founder and Principal of The Graphics Office
Adjunct Professor at Purchase College and the Fashion Institute of Technology

PublishMe!
Stephen Eskilson
Professor of Art History
Eastern Illinois University

Attendees
  • Elizabeth Guffey
  • Stuart Kendall
  • Andrew DeRosa
  • Aaron Fine
  • Joel Mason
  • Liz DeLuna
  • Janet Esquirol
  • Kathryn Weinstein
  • Kristin Derimanova
  • Susan Spivack
  • Grace Moon
  • Eli Neugeboren
  • Andrew Shea
  • C.J. Yeh
  • Anita Giraldo
  • Dan Wong
  • M. Genevieve Hitchings
  • Aaris Sherin

Design Incubation Colloquium 1.3: Parsons The New School

Design Incubation Colloquium 1.3: Parsons The New School

Hosted by Juliette Cezzar
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The New School University Center
65 5th Ave, Academic entrance (corner of 13th st)
New York, New York
Room 617

3PM – 5PM

Save the Date!

Please RSVP if you plan on attending.

Presentations

History of Color In Comic Art: Technology, Aesthetics, and 64 Colors
Eli Neugeboren
Assistant Professor
Communication Design
New York City College of Technology, CUNY

Black and White: Basic Color Terms
Grace Moon
Adjunct Professor
Graphic Design, Dept of Art
Queens College, CUNY

The Design and Branding of a Project
Anita Giraldo
Assistant Professor
Communication Design
New York City College of Technology, CUNY

Discussion Topics

  • Assessing Creative Projects Through a Lens of Academic Research
  • The Fellowship Program at Design Incubation: Application, Format, Facilitation

Attendees

  • Phyllis Rosenblatt, CityTech
  • Janet Esquirol, BMCC
  • Amelia Marzec, Queens College
  • Brian Jones, Crystal McKenzie, Inc.
  • Juliette Cezzar, Parsons

Design Incubation Colloquium 1.2: New York City College of Technology

Design Incubation Colloquium 1.2: CityTech

Hosted by M. Genevieve Hitchings & Dan Wong
Friday, October 31, 2014
11am-2pm
New York City College of Technology, CUNY
300 Jay Street
Room N119
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Please RSVP if you plan on attending. Presentation lists to follow.

Presentations

Nourishing the Creators of a Design Economy in the South Bronx

Mathew Bethancourt
Assistant Professor
Media Design Programs Team, Visual & Performing Arts Unit
Hostos Community College, CUNY

Andy London
Lecturer
Media Design Programs Team, Visual & Performing Arts Unit
Hostos Community College, CUNY

Sarah Sandman
Assistant Professor
Media Design Programs Team, Visual & Performing Arts Unit
Hostos Community College, CUNY

Rees Shad
Chair of Humanities Department
Media Design Programs Team, Visual & Performing Arts Unit
Hostos Community College, CUNY

Painting with the iPad: Using Traditional Techniques on a Digital Canvas

Monika Maniecki
Adjunct Lecturer
MFA in Illustration
Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY

The Graphic Design Portfolio: Process Over Product

Irina Lee
Design Director
Bureau Blank
Adjunct Lecturer
School of Visual Arts
Department of Visual Communications: Art + Graphic Design
SUNY Farmingdale

Using Historical Archive to Explore Cultural Representation in Design & Mass Media

Ryan Hartley Smith
Assistant Professor, Graphic Design
Art Department, Queens College, CUNY

Attendees

  • Yue Chen, Adjunct Lecturer, CityTech
  • Kristin Derimanova, Asst Professor, Kingsborough Community College
  • Janet Esquirol, Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Maria Giuliani, Assoc Professor, CityTech
  • Ken Golden, Asst Professor, Queensborough Community College
  • Genevieve Hitchings, Asst Professor, CityTech
  • Raffi Khatchadourian, Asst Professor, CityTech
  • Pete Mauro, Asst Professor, Queensborough Community College
  • Jerron Smith, Adjunct Lecturer, CityTech
  • Susan Spivak, Assoc Professor, Kingsborough Community College
  • Emilie Lengain, Graphic Designer
  • Phyllis Rosenblatt, Adjunct Lecturer, CityTech
  • Kathryn Weinstein, Assoc Professor, Queens College
  • Kathy Wilson, Graphic Designer
  • Dan Wong, Asst Professor, CityTech
  • Nina Young, Adjunct Lecturer, CityTech, BMCC