Helen Armstrong Miami University, Ohio; Allan Chochinov Core77; Liz Danzico NPR; Haakon Faste California College of the Arts; Ellen Lupton Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum; Cameron Tonkinwise Carnegie Mellon University
Educator workshop fees
"Gain" conference attendee educator member: $50
What’s the future of design education, and what does it look like? Increasingly, design systems—rather than artifacts—are the focus of design curricula. Such systems encompass both print and interactive experiences and look to social sciences for human-centered research methods. But where does this leave craft? And how can educators fit such complex experiences within a two- or three-year program?
In this two-part workshop, Liz Danzico, chair of the M.F.A in interaction design program at the School of Visual Arts, will lead a hands-on experience that explores evolving models for design education. Immediately following, a panel of design educators will discuss how we might reimagine design education and what design curricula of the future might look like.