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Design Alumnus Named One of China’s Forty Designers in Forty Years of Chinese Reform and Opening

Xiangyang Xin, an alumnus from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design (MDes ’02, PhD ’07), was recently named one of China’s Forty Designers in Forty Years of Chinese Reform and Opening by the Dragon Design Foundation, the only organization that gives national design awards for individuals in China.

Design Alumna Launches Website Dedicated to the Work of Myrna Rosen

Jessie Headrick, an alumna of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design (BDes '18), recently launched a website dedicated to the work of Myrna Rosen, noted calligrapher and Adjunct Professor at the School of Design.

Remembering Lauren Chapman Ruiz

Last week, faculty and staff of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design were devastated to learn of the sudden passing of Alumna Lauren Chapman Ruiz (MDes '11) on September 29th. Ruiz was a Sr. UX Designer at John Muir Health, a not-for-profit health system in the Bay Area of California, and was a Senior Lecturer in Interaction Design at the California College of Arts.

Design Alumni Receive U.S. Patent for abiliLife

Liana Kong and Keith Joseph, two alumni from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design (ID ’15) were recently granted a U.S. Patent for abiliLife, a biomedical device company built on a mission to improve the quality of life for the elderly and neurodegenerative patients. It gives patients the ability to move through life with more ease and dignity.

Design Alumna Bringing Design Thinking to Games

Elaine Fath, a Master of Arts in Design alumna from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design (MA ’15), spends her days as an Advanced Designer for Schell Games in Pittsburgh, PA. For Fath, designing games is more than just delivering a fun experience. 

Design Alumnus Wins HCI International Student Design Gold Award

Chirag Murthy, an alumnus of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design (MDes ’18), will receive a Gold Award for his submission to the 2018 HCI International Student Design Competition.  Murthy’s award-winning project “tac.tic,” is a tactile design language for indoor-outdoor pedestrian navigation. 

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