“I enjoyed working on this project because it is actually helping people. Our ideas have a chance to affect a solution." --Professor Bjarki Hallgrimsson
In the Canadian capital of Ottawa, a group of industrial designs students at Carleton University, home to an IDSA Student Chapter, is getting a firsthand lesson in helping the public. Almost four dozen sophomores in the School of Industrial Design have crafted scale models of public washrooms to meet an urgent need in the city as part of a grassroots GottaGo! campaign.
“Ford has been a tremendous and gracious partner with the CDR through sponsored research projects, student mentoring, equipment donations and now through this scholarship,” says Greg Thomas, IDSA, professor of design and CDR director. “This is another great example of how KU collaborates with industry in a way that benefits the university, our students and the corporate partner.”
SHiFT Design, Re-Connect Week is an open community of makers, builders, designers and creators. Our events have a deeper meaning and help us reorient ourselves from the daily grind. Come collaborate with designers from around the world, sleep under the stars, and be inspired by nature. Backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and stories will come together to be shared in a way you’ve never experienced before. Learn from others, teach new friends, and make something together.
The Design Futures Council—via Design Intelligence—has once again published the findings of their survey on how effectively architecture and design schools in the United States are preparing young designers to enter the work force.
If you’ve seen these findings from previous years, you know they’re an indispensable resource for gauging how perceptions of ID programs are evolving in the eyes of the companies who hire design graduates. So which are viewed as the top ID programs right now?