Design Week Schedule - Fall 2016


It's Design Week for Fall 2016! Please join us as we display and celebrate all of the work our students have done over the past semester.

All events are open to the public unless otherwise noted.
MMCH = Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall

And join us on Twitter and Instagram using #CMUDesignWeek!

Tuesday, December 6th

How Things Are Made (Chung)
Porter Hall, Room 27
8:30 - 11:20am

Wednesday, December 7th

Senior Design Lab: Play Lab (Lockton)
MMCH 214
1:30 - 4:20pm
Presentations & demos of 11 mini-projects from the Play Lab strand of the Senior Design Labs. Covering everything from "non-geographic countries" to "design for a gender-neutral society", the quick 2-week projects creatively explore ambiguity in design and futures through building on and extrapolating "micro-futures" identified in the present, including questioning the side-effects and the everyday frictions of possible futures, and design's role in them.

How People Work (Hanington)
MMCH 203
3:00 - 4:00pm
Thirteen student teams from this required course will be exhibiting posters and companion materials communicating projects in human centered research and design. Open-house format; please stop in, browse, and engage with the students at your leisure!

Thursday, December 8th

UX Design Tools (Chung)
MMCH 121
1:30 - 4:20pm
NOT Open to the Public

Communication Design Fundamentals (White)
MMCH 121
6:30 - 7:50pm
NOT Open to the Public

Communication Design Fundamentals (Kharbanda)
MMCH 121
8:00 - 9:00pm
NOT Open to the Public

Friday, December 9th

Senior Design Reception
Purnell Center, Miller Gallery
6:00 - 8:00pm

Monday, December 12th

First Year - Drawing/Studio/Placing (Baskinger/Zywica/Stadelmeier/Rohrbach/Tonkinwise/Brodsky)
1:00 - 3:00pm

Tuesday, December 13th

Communication Studio/Lab (Boyarski/Twigg)
9:00 - 10:45am
An introduction to shaping communication artifacts using type, image, sound, and motion in four different projects. Topics include grid analysis of print and/or online publications; hierarchy and typographic form; typeface analysis and animations. The course's goal is an understanding of how content and context influence form and communication, from concept to iteration to execution.

Environments Studio (Scupelli/Lee)
MMCH 112
11:00am - 1:00pm

Products Studio (Zywica/Sass)
MMCH 212
1:00 - 3:00pm

Photo Narrative (Brodsky)
MMCH 121
1:00 - 2:45pm

Design & Policy (Hughes/Zak)
MMCH 203
7:00 - 8:30pm

Wednesday, December 14th

Time Motion & Communication (Boyarski)
10:00 - 11:30am
An exploration of time as a design element when working with word, image, sound, and motion in the service of communication on screen. Students develop responses to a variety of project briefs, with an emphasis on visual voice, performance, and communication. Differences between paper-based and screen-based communication become departure points for projects.

MDes/MPS Communication Design Studio (Rohrbach)
MMCH 215
10:00am - 12:00pm

MDes/MPS Studio I (Lee)
MMCH 215
1:30 - 3:30pm

Intro to Web Design (Twigg)
MMCH 121
2:00 - 3:00pm
Students showcase collaborative projects building responsive websites for desktop, tablet and mobile devices.

Thursday, December 15th

Product Design 3 (Anderson)
MMCH 203
9:00 - 11:00am
The final project "The Perfect Lawn" – is a complex social and environmental problem where teams researched, conceptualized, and proposed product solutions as part of a system that addresses the storage, fertilization, and water usage associated with US residential lawn care. Central questions were how to create product value and influence positive user behavior towards reducing impact on the environment?

Design for Complex Systems (Cruze)
MMCH 210
1:30 - 4:30pm

Designing for Complex Communication Systems (Hughes)
MMCH 203
2:00 - 3:30pm

Friday, December 16th

Design Thesis (Hanington)
MMCH 215
9:00 - 11:30am - Private Review - NOT Open to the Public
1:00 - 3:00pm - Public Presentations

MA Studio I (Twigg)
MMCH 121
2:00 - 5:00pm
Students present work created in collaboration with the Allegheny County Health Department to increase HPV vaccination rates in Allegheny county.

DDes Presentations (Steenson)
MMCH 107
3:00 - 4:30pm

Design Week logo by Adrian Galvin (MA)

Date Published: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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