Faculty Patents

Arthi Krishnaswami Awarded Patent for RyeCatcher

L. Arthi Krishnaswami, an alumna (MDes '06) and current Distinguished Adjunct of Professional Practice at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design, was recently awarded a US Patent for "RyeCatcher." Officially founded in 2014, RyeCatcher is a web-based application that supports the whole child—academic, behavior, social, emotional, health and wellness—by bringing schools, parents, students and service providers together around actionable data.


Terry Irwin to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Emily Carr University of Art & Design

Terry Irwin, Head of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design, will recieve an Honorary Doctorate from Emily Carr Univeristy of Art & Design in Vancouver, British Columbia. Along with Irwin, artist Lawrence Paul Yuxwelupton Lets'lo:tseltun will be receiveing an Honorary Doctorate and artist Marianne Nicolson will receive the university's Emily Award, which honors outstanding achievements by ECU alumni.

Featured Video by Madison Headrick

On the 25th of September 2015, when the 193 Member States of the United Nations approved the 2030 Agenda, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals was also created. Communication Design Juniors in the Designing for Complex Communication Systems class were challenged to create 60-second videos that educate, challenge and inspire people on the importance of these Sustainable Development Goals. Madison Headrick's video explores the justice system and the problems ex-convicts face as they attempt to reenter society.

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