Design Week Schedule - Spring 2024

Design Week Spring 2024

Design by Hannah Lesser (BDes '24)

It's Design Week for Spring 2024!  Design Week is when we celebrate an entire semester's worth of our students' work, with a full week of shows, presentations, displays, and open studios.  Please join us and see what the future of design looks like!

Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the public.
MMCH = Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall

Monday 4/29/24

11:00am - 1:00 pm - Designing Experiences for Learning
MMCH 215
Based on an investigation of learning theories and approaches, students designed experiences that teach important concepts in informal learning contexts. They engage people in educational activities through meaningful, memorable, and enjoyable interactions with information. Come check out their work! Presentations 11-12; hands-on activities 12-1.

1:00pm - 2:30pm - Calligraphy & Printmaking
MMCH 203
A show dedicated to the amazing Calligraphy work that comes from Myrna Rosen's classes over the past academic year as well as work from the new Printmaking class, taught by Stephen Leon.

2:00pm - 3:30pm - Experimental Form
MMCH 123
Open format table-top demos by the Product Design juniors showcasing three exercises: Objects to Navigate the Afterlife, Polytemporal Objects, and Sublime Devices (re-routed paper radios).

2:30pm - 3:30pm - Prototyping for Interaction Design
MMCH 215
Join us for a showcase of projects from the semester, including digital mobile prototypes; laser cut light prototype projects; and independent iterative prototyping projects on topics from data visualization to AI assistants to speculative futures to facilitating charged conversations and more.

3:00pm - 4:30pm - Design Studies: Power
Open session to come talk with the students about their work in Power and see the collaborative book that they will be making in the session!

4:00pm - 6:00pm - Process Potluck
MMCH 121
A showcase titled "Potluck Around & Find Out." View the processes we explored, read our insights, and try a collaborative prompt for yourself!

Tuesday 04/30/24

10:00am - 11:30am - Junior Communications Studio
MMCH 211
An open house showing of the two major projects in Junior Studio; stop by to see what they've been up to. 

10:00am - 11:30am - Junior Products Studio
MMCH 121
Junior Product Designers will showcase their two products which accomplish the same goal through different methods and technology.

11:30am - 1:00pm - Junior Environments Studio
MMCH 127

1:00pm - 2:00pm - Design for Digital System
MMCH 215
Join us for an exhibition of student projects including design concepts and functional prototypes.

2:00pm - 4:00pm - Senior Capstone Projects
MMCH 112 - 115
The Senior Studio will be open to view all 35 Senior Capstone Projects. Come one. Come all. 

Wednesday 05/01/24

12:00pm - 1:30pm - The School of Design Awards Ceremony
Breed Hall, MMCH
Our annual Student Awards Ceremony. NOT open to the public.

1:00pm - 4:00pm - BioMedical Engineering Design Fair
CUC Rangos 1

Thursday 05/02/24

9:30am - 12:30pm - Sophomore Product Studio
MMCH 121

10:00am - 11:30am - Sophomore Communication Studio
Posters, booklets, prototypes, videos and even some websites! Oh my! Videos will start at 10:15 a.m.

11:00am - 12:40pm - Sophomore Environments Studio
MMCH 212 & 127
Open house and demos

11:00am - 2:00pm - Graduate Design Studio II
MMCH 215

1:30pm - 3:30pm - First Year Studio

Friday 05/03/24

9:00am - 12:00pm - MA Studio
Join us as MA students present the outcomes for our final project, “Beyond the Screen.” In this exercise, students rely on formative design research to propose a system of designed components that work together to support a community of users as they seek to achieve some practical goal.

11:00am - 12:30pm - MDes II Thesis Science Fair
MMCH 215 & 216

2:30pm - 3:30pm - hyperSENSE
MMCH 127
hyperSENSE: Augmenting sensory experiences in environments.  The students created embodied experiences that expand beyond two dimensional screens. Snacks will be served. 

3:00pm - 5:00pm - Designing with CARE: Co-Creating Solutions for Complex Care Coordination in Oncology
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, Conference Room 2131
Throughout the semester, students have been crafting solutions to enhance cancer care delivery within the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. Together, our primary goal has been to investigate how 'small wins' can plant the seeds for a holistic approach to complex cancer care coordination.

Design Week logo designed by Hannah Lesser (BDes '24)