It's Design Week for the Spring 2020 Semester. This time of year, we usually invite our students, staff, faculty, the greater CMU community and the public at large to join us in our design studios and workspaces as we view and celebrate all of the work and projects our students put together over the course of a semester. Unfortunately, we can't get together physcially this time of year, but that doesn't mean you don't have the opportunity to take in some of our design presentations and shows!
Below is a list of classes that are holding public presentations. All presentations will require an RSVP to attend.
Monday, May 4th
Senior Review 2020 Day 1: 1:30pm
It's the first day of presentations for all of our senior capstone projects. Despite the sudden shift to a remote learning environment, the School of Design's Senior Class of 2020 embraced the challenge with grit, grace, and tenacity. Students' self-directed capstone projects evoke imagination, inspire action, and critically reflect on a moment in time that caused us all to pause and stay in place. Presentation times and video teasers can be found at the link.
Tuesday, May 5th
Designing Experiences for Learning: 10:30am
Please join the final review for the Designing Experiences for Learning course. It will function similarly to a science fair in that it invites informal conversations and the perusal of work.
Senior Review 2020 Day 2: 1:30pm
It's the second day of presentations for all of our senior capstone projects. Despite the sudden shift to a remote learning environment, the School of Design's Senior Class of 2020 embraced the challenge with grit, grace, and tenacity. Students’ self-directed capstone projects evoke imagination, inspire action, and critically reflect on a moment in time that caused us all to pause and stay in place. Presentation times and video teasers can be found at the link.
Design for Environments Studio IV Virtual Show: 2:00pm
Join us for an experiment in online design exhibitions, in which our Design for Environments juniors will show off what they've been working on remotely—projects ranging from new ways of experiencing music and art online, to remote therapy environments.
Co-Designing for Social Innovation: 3:00pm
We've had a great time of broad and deep exploration in this class, and we would love to have you join us as students each share the three most important learnings they take away from this class into their future.
Wednesday, May 6th
MA Studio: Intro to Interaction Design: 8:30am
Join us as students present the outcomes for our final project, "Beyond the Screen." In this exercise, students design a system of components that work together to support a user or community of users as they attempt to achieve some practical goal.
Thursday, May 7th
Junior Products Studio: 10:00am
You are invited the Junior Product student presentation of their final project for this semester. Join them for thoughtful, creative, and diverse interpretations of the challenge of social distancing through product concepts ranging from possible to speculative.
Graduate Design Studio 2: 11:00am
Join us as five teams of graduate students present their final projects for the "Design to improve life" 2020 Design Challenge. The design challenge was organized in partnership with the INDEX Project.
Junior Communications Studio: 1:00pm
The School of Design's C track Juniors have conceived and developed complex/social systems using diverse media across print and digital platforms. Please join us on Thursday, May 7, from 1:00-3:00 to see and hear about their projects!
Friday, May 8th
Freshman Show Spring 2020: 10:00am
Join the freshman cohort to celebrate their work this semester in Collaborative Visualizing, Introduction to Photo Design, Systems, and Design Lab! The show will consist of a slideshow/video of their work followed by opportunities to chat with them in small groups.
MDes Design Thesis Exhibition: 1:00pm
Please join the second year MDes students in a series of short informal conversations about their thesis work that function similarly to a science fair exhibition.