Examples of Keywords Include: SODR, SOTL, Creative Scholarship, Design as Art, Design as Interior, Design as Idea, Design Practice and Process, History and Theory, Sustainability, Teaching and Pedagogy, Technology, Panel, Poster, Presentation
This installation piece is comprised of a newly designed robot species and an artificial landscape for them to inhabit. The robots, entitled NESL's (Nurturing Emergent Synthetic Life), perform aesthetically motivated gardening activities, planting and tending crystals within a fantastical synthetic landscape. This project seeks to explore the poetic and aesthetic potentials of a newly designed robotic species and their synthetic habitat. As a tangible artefact of design fiction, the piece navigates the lines between art, design, technology and philosophy to examine future issues of robotic agency including empathy towards robots and the creative potential of robot behaviors and aesthetics.
The compartmentalization of design disciplines in academia is a standard that is often contrary to professional practice. Until recently, many academic departments focused on their design processes in isolation. While this model has proven to be successful, it is limiting to the overall design education. A solution was to develop a studio that focused on a mixture of topics, tools and expertise. By converging multiple design methodologies, students were exposed to a variety of new problem solving skills.
Moira Gannon Denson, Stephanie McGoldrick, March 2016
In this presentation, the faculty will share successes and challenges to immersing students in co-designing and open source design and working with design professionals, persons with disabilities, health professionals, and students at other institutions to solve a design problem.
How can interior design programs provide meaningful learning opportunities for students to use design skills to serve the common good. This presentation follows an interdisciplinary studio (interior design and graphic design) whose goal was to change public perception of heroin recovery.