When Ford wanted innovative ideas for the future of transportation, they reached out to CMU's School of Design. What they got was moving. Students from Wayne Chung's Ford-Sponsored Prototyping Tools for Embodying UX Design Class were featured on CMU.edu for their moving app, Argo.
When a group of students came together as part of Kristin Hughes and Tim Zak’s class, they never expected their class project to cause ripples of change within the Pittsburgh community. Designed and conceived of as part of their Design & Policy for Humanitarian Impact class in the Fall of 2014, the team created the Wilkinsburg Vacant Home Tour. The WIlkinsburg Vacant Home Tour is a self-guided tour, showcasing abandoned and vacant properties, leading tour participants on a journey back in time through the narratives of these homes and buildings, addressing and reframing the problem of blight.
Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design says goodbye to one of their own when Joep Frens, a designer and researcher as well as the 2014 Nierenberg Chair, heads back to his home in the Netherlands.
Featured Video by Ben Boesel
This product exploration, made as part of Wayne Chung's Products in Systems class, aims to create an experience that engages people in the act of making. It showcases how game design can potentially be used achieve this goal.