The first iteration of the London Design Biennale opened to the public on September 7 at Somerset House in the UK. Featuring newly commissioned installations by design teams representing 37 countries and territories, the Biennale is a venue for continued conversations about designing for “ideas about sustainability, migration, pollution, energy, cities, and social equality." Austin S. Lee, an assistant professor at the School of Design, participated in the Biennale as the lead coordinator and interaction designer for the Republic of Korea’s design team.
Watch all of the Design the Future Lecture featuring Gregor May. Gregor May is a specialist in media and information services and studied industrial engineering and the history of technology in Berlin. He has been a member of the Premium Cola collective for five years and is responsible for regional sales. Gregor's lecture was titled "The Hacking Economy".
In one entrance to Pittsburgh’s Frick Park resides a new “living laboratory” called the Frick Environmental Center. Created as a public space for environmental education, it first opened its doors on September 10th of this year. Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design teaching professor Tom Merriman and his wife, Constance, have a project currently on exhibit in the Environmental Center called “One Year in Frick Park”.
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Behind the Board is an organization which seeks to establish creative opportunities for aspiring teenagers in the Hazelwood community. At Behind the Board, Hazelwood teens will collaborate with mentors and local business owners to hand-paint sandwich boards for these businesses. This program will not only provide a safe environment for teenagers to gain exposure in business environments, but will help build relationships throughout the Hazelwood community as a whole.
The School of Design's Paul Inventando will be presenting the paper entitled "Patterns for Learning-support Design in Math Online Learning Systems" at the 23rd Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP 2016), at Robert Allerton Park and Conference Center, Monticello, Illinois.