designmatters | Where art design education meets social change.Time 2021-04-26 19:07:31
Description:Welcome to Designmatters at ArtCenter College of Design Where art & design education meets social change. More About Us Symbiosis in Nature and Community In partnership with the J. Craig Venter Institute, this Designmatters studio challenged ArtCenter students to explore, conceptualize and translate scientific research on symbiosis into compelling visuals that communicate scientific discoveries to a broad range of audiences. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. IOS 1926972. View Project Reimagining Access: Inclusive Technology Design for Archives and Special Collections How can designers work with people with disabilities to improve the user experience and accessibility of digital technologies? View Project INSIDE and OUT: Closing the Cancer Gap in LGBTQIA+ Communities In partnership with Cedars-Sinai Research Center for Health Equity (RCHE), ArtCenter students created a comprehensive awareness campaign targeting youth in LGBTQIA+ communities about the threat of cancers associated with Human Papillomavirus (HPV). View Project Project Play: Exploring the Concept of Play Through Pop-Up Experiences In partnership with Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena, ArtCenter students conceptualize engaging age-appropriate museum play experiences that would serve as educational outreach at community locations. View Project The Designmatters Minor in Social Innovation The Designmatters Minor in social innovation is a course of study for ArtCenter undergraduate students who want to master a toolkit of design skills and strategies to navigate the complex dynamics of working with communities and designing for social change. Shield Makers ArtCenter students design protective face shields to assist medical workers caring for those affected by Covid19. Read more Designmatters Project Archive List of all Designmatters Case Studies in Chronological order. View Page 2020 Census: Information Graphics to Overcome Participation Barriers Using data associated with the Census 2020, ArtCenter students created multidisciplinary projects to promote participation in the upcoming census, targeting populations that are typically undercounted. Seeing the Unseen: Visualizing Flow Patterns of Mesopelagic Ocean Eddies ArtCenter students design interactive data visualization projects based on the elusive underwater movement patterns of ocean eddies. View Project COANIQUEM: Safe Niños: Co-creating Innovative Healing Environments for Children Student teams co-created playful and therapeutic environments that will welcome young burn patients and their families at COANIQUEM’s two satellite campuses spread far across the expansive country: Antofagasta (in the north) and Puerto Montt (south). View Project Fellowship Program The Designmatters Fellowship Program embeds top ArtCenter students in host organizations for one full 14-week academic term to work on high-level projects and explore the mission, model and meaning of the host organization’s work. Read more Smart Image/Social Impact: Myth vs. Reality in the Immigration Debate Illustration students worked with United We Stay (UWS), a nonprofit immigrant advocacy organization, on their final projects to debunk the myths surrounding immigrants in America. View Project Adaptive Design Planning: Sea Level Rise in Long Beach Communities This DesignStorm challenged transdisciplinary ArtCenter students to address the impact of rising sea level on the Long Beach communities of Belmont Shore, Naples Island and the Peninsula. View Project The Designmatters educational platform at ArtCenter College of Design joins collaboration with experimentation, experience with reflection, problem-solving with problem-discovery, and purpose with action. Through research, advocacy and action, Designmatters engages, empowers and leads an ongoing exploration of art and design as a positive force in society. "As designers we need to remain accountable, with measureable outcomes and ways of making small moves to create big impacts." Stephanie Dhillon, Environmental Design, Student Designmatters Guest Faculty Dr. Carlene Olivia Fider Read More “I learned that working together as a team means finding the strengths in your partners, finding the strengths in yourself and bringing those together. But it’s also the ability to see weaknesses, especially your own and knowing the areas you need to work on to get better.” Anna Violette, Student, Product Design ArtCenter Faculty Members Receive $200,000 Grant to Improve Online Archive Access for Those With Disabilities Pasadena Now / January 2021 Read More
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