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. 

Design Alumnus Freddy Anzures Speaks at TEDxCMU

Design Alumnus Freddy Anzures (BFA '99) is returning to Pittsburgh to speak at TEDxCMU on Sunday, April 1st. TEDxCMU, an immersive, daylong conference, brings together some of the world's most bold and innovative thinkers to give the talk of their lives.

Alumnus Victor Ng Creates Design Scholarship

Senior Manager of Newsroom Brand Marketing and School of Design Alumnus Victor Ng (BFA '12) has announced the creation of the "Victor Ng Design Impact Award," an annual $3,000 award given  to one freshman, sophomore, or junior “whose work demonstrates a passion for how design can advance social justice, promote equality, and improve the human condition.”