Remembering Lauren Chapman Ruiz

Last week, faculty and staff of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design were devastated to learn of the sudden passing of Alumna Lauren Chapman Ruiz (MDes '11) on September 29th. Ruiz was a Sr. UX Designer at John Muir Health, a not-for-profit health system in the Bay Area of California, and was a Senior Lecturer in Interaction Design at the California College of Arts.

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Design Alumni Receive U.S. Patent for abiliLife

Liana Kong and Keith Joseph, two alumni from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design (ID ’15) were recently granted a U.S. Patent for abiliLife, a biomedical device company built on a mission to improve the quality of life for the elderly and neurodegenerative patients. It gives patients the ability to move through life with more ease and dignity.

Featured Video by Joshua Eiten

Words in Motion is a project that explores making visual the spoken or written word. The words on screen provide an interpretation of how words are spoken (their pacing, emphasis, volume) in a given setting or how written words may sound if read out loud. These dynamic "performances" are closer to stage and film performances than to static words on a page of text, and are a personal interpretation by an individual student. This example is from Joshua Eiten in 2015, when he took the course, Time, Motion & Communication.

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