New Faculty

A Q&A With New School of Design Faculty Member Dan Lockton

For the Fall 2016 semester, Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design is proud to announce that Dan Lockton will be joining our faculty. Dan brings with him a unique blend of experience and expertise and is a perfect addition to the School of Design’s faculty. We sat down with Dan for a brief Q&A to talk about where they’ve been and what they’re looking forward to the most at the School of Design.
Student Accomplishments

Design Student and Team Win Grand Prize at Red Bull Hackathon

A team, featuring Carnegie Mellon University Student Tiffany Jiang, just took home the grand prize at the first Red Bull “Hack the Hits” Hackathon. Jiang, a sophomore, and her team, featuring Laurence Putterman and Ritwik Gupta from the University of Pittsburgh, won the Hackathon after taking just 24 hours to create a MIDI controller that mimics the experience of playing a string instrument.

Featured Video by Prototyping for Interaction Design

412-OCTAVIA is a physical installation and web platform designed for the Octopus Garden, a community garden in Pittsburgh. The installation enables users to hear community narratives and also to contribute their own individual narratives. This project leverages tangible, natural interactions that are currently happening in the garden and uses embedded technology to allow users, regardless of age, to engage in the community dialogue.

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