Design Alumna Named One of Adobe’s 10 UX Designers to Watch in 2020

Mary Tsai, an alumna of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design (MDes ’19), was recently named one of Adobe’s UX Designers to Watch in 2020. This is Adobe’s second list of UX Designers to Watch which aims to highlight “impressive, up-and-coming UX design talent from around the world, people who are consistently challenging the limitations of the design profession despite being relatively early in their careers.”

Environments Juniors Design the “Augmented Body”

Looking at work from “The Augmented Body,” a recent project for juniors in the Design for Environments track at the School of Design. Students developed wearable, physical artifacts designed to impact the user’s senses through amplification, dampening, distortion, and isolation.

Design Alumna Wins Red Dot Award for Furniture Design

Erica Stine, an alumna of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design (BFA ’12), recently won a Red Dot Award, an international design prize, for her Fly-Ash Chair. The Red Dot Award international design competition is established internationally as “one of the most sought-after seals of quality for good design.” Stine’s Fly-Ash Chair won a Red Dot award in the “Design Concept” category.

PhD Researchers Launch Design in Transition Podcast

PhD Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design have just released episode one of "Design in Transition / Diseño en Transición Podcast," a bilingual podcast about designing for systems level change toward more sustainable and equitable futures. PhD Candidates Sofía Bosch Gomez, Marysol Ortega Pallanez, Silvana Juri, Erica Dorn and undergrad Thomas Youn (BDes '21) want Design in Transition to be a space to talk about the transitions design is taking in practice when it's concerned with the complex and interconnected challenges societies face today.

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