Carly Hagins

 

Carly Hagins, IDSA
Assistant Professor of Product Design at Western Michigan University.

Carly Hagins is a designer and educator with experience in the toy industry, craft beer industry, and higher education. After receiving 2019’s Midwest District Graduate Student Merit Award, she earned her MFA at the University of Notre Dame in May 2020. 

While at Notre Dame, her research focused on well-being for undergraduate students, culminating in a thesis that reimagines how colleges can approach well-being from a systems design perspective. Carly now works as an Assistant Professor of Product Design at Western Michigan University.

 


Sketching Stories - 2018 Midwest District Conference

Industrial designers use sketching to establish context, communicate ideas and—perhaps most importantly—tell stories. Telling stories is natural; it's an intuitive method to visually explain methodology, think through a problem and define a final solution. During this interactive workshop, Hector Silva and Carly Hagins will guide participants through the process of using storytelling to make their sketches more meaningful. Participants will leave the session well-equipped with tools and techniques to bring their sketching to the next level.