Design Week Schedule - Fall 2017


It's Design Week for Fall 2017! 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!

Monday, December 4th

Seminar One (Steenson)
MMCH 215
8:15 - 11:20am

Tuesday, December 5th

How Things Are Made (Chung)
Porter Hall 27
9:00 - 11:20am
See a dissected disposable camera, wifi router, apple ear buds and more. This presentation highlights how particular consumer products are made and how design for manufacture and assembly could be improved. 

Wednesday December, 6th

Senior Design Research Studio (Rohrbach/Candy/Irwin)
MMCH A11 & 107
2:00 - 4:00pm

How People Work (Hanington)
MMCH 2nd Floor
3:00 - 4:00pm
Fifteen 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 7th

Futures (Scupelli)
MMCH 107
11:30am - 12:50pm

UX Design Tools (Chung)
MMCH 121
1:30 - 4:20pm
Seven interdisciplinary teams will present what role design plays in shaping how AI should be integrated into our every day experiences.

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

Communication Design Fundamentals (Cherban)
MMCH 121
8:00 - 9:50pm
NOT Open to the Public

Friday, December 8th

Senior Design Reception
Purnell Center - Miller Gallery
6:00 - 8:00pm
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Monday, December 11th

1st Year Studio & Visualization ( Baskinger/Stadelmeier/Zywica/Anderson)
12:30 - 3:00pm

Tuesday, December 12th

Communication Studio I: Understanding Form & Context (Crowley/Twigg)
10:00 - 11:20am
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 I: Understanding Form & Context (Scupelli/Peters)
12:00 - 2:00pm
An introduction into designing hybrid exhibition environments. With a local museum as the client, students have designed temporary exhibitions of an artist's work and considered how technology can enhance the museum experience. 12-12:30pm will be an exhibition of the physical models and 12:30-2pm will be student presentations.

Photo Narrative (Brodsky)
MMCH 121
10:00 - 11:00am

Design & Public Policy (Hughes/Zak)
MMCH 203
12:00 - 1:30pm

Products Studio I: Understanding Form & Context (Zywica)
MMCH 121
2:30 - 4:00pm

Wednesday, December 13th

MDes / MPS Communication Design Studio (Rohrbach) 
MMCH 215
10:00 - 1:00pm

Object Lessons: Design History at the Museum (Delphia)
Carnegie Museum of Art
10:00 - 12:00pm
Space is limited. Please contact for availability

Designing Civic Conversations (Arnold Mages)
MMCH 215
2:00 - 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 14th

Product Design 3 (Anderson)
MMCH 203
10:00 - 11:00am
Designers are increasingly provided the opportunity to design products around social needs and environmental issues. This final project situated students into a complex social problem where they were asked to assess the needs of fellow students participating in an off-campus social protest, and identify opportunities for a valuable product proposal in support of communicating their message and/or addressing issues of safety. Students will give brief presentations of their work before the exhibition of the products, communications, and environment junior class work opens.

Product / Communication / Environments Juniors (Anderson/Hughes/Peters)
MMCH 203
11:00 - 1:00pm
A showcase of the work of junior students across all three studios. Open house format - come in to see the work and speak with the students.

Friday, December 15th

MA Studio I: Visual Communication Fundamentals (Twigg/Mata-Marin)
9:00 - 12:00pm
Students present work created in collaboration with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services and Allegheny County Family Court to improve the family court experience.

MDes / MPS Studio I (Baskinger/Shim)
MMCH 107
9:00 - 12:00pm
Project proposals for the Carnegie Museum of Natural History that investigate areas of our relationships with nature in the 21st century.

Thesis Reviews
MMCH 215/216
9:00 - 12:00pm
NOT Open to the Public

Thesis Project Exhibition
MMCH 215/216
1:00 - 3:00pm
Fifteen students, fifteen fascinating projects.  Have a cookie, have a brownie, and let our thesis grads tell you about their work in progress.  

Design Week logo by Adrian Galvin (MDes)

Date Published: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017
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