Transition Design

Design in Transition Podcast Launches Season 2 with Terry Irwin and Gideon Kossoff

Design in Transition, a podcast about designing for systems level change toward more sustainable and equitable futures and the transitions design is taking in practice, today announced its second season. The new season kicks off with a new episode featuring Terry Irwin and Gideon Kossoff, director and associate director, respectively, of the Transition Design Institute. Terry, Gideon, and Cameron Tonkinwise developed the building blocks of Transition Design and integrated it into programs and curricula at the School of Design at CMU in 2014, including the Transition Design PhD program.

Student Work

Design Students Featured at the RSD10 Symposium

For the third year in a row, Sophomores from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design will be featured at the Relating Systems Thinking & Design Symposium (RSD10). This hybrid event will take place November 3-6, 2021 and the host this year is the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

Featured Video by Communication Design Juniors

The first project from our Communication Design Juniors for Fall 2020. We partnered with, a group that believes that young people's full participation in the political process is essential to a truly representative, vibrant democracy. Each student designed a compelling public message campaign to help educate, motivate, and empower young people worldwide to register and vote. Their work will move and inspire you.

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