Design Alumna in EPIC on Place-Based Design

Megan Neese, an alumna from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design (BFA ’04, MPD ’05) recently had an article published in EPIC on her work at Nissan’s Future Lab on the subject of place-based design.

Design Alumna Takes Startup App to Reality TV

Sharon Winter, an alumna from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design (BFA, ’14), will be featured on Startup U, a new reality series on ABC Family Channel that follows a group of young entrepreneurs as they embark on a semester at Draper University in Silicon Valley, led by billionaire founder and venture capitalist Tim Draper.

Masters of Design Program Celebrates 20 Years: 1994 - 2014

This Fall marks twenty years since the launch of the MDes programs. The occasion was celebrated by a gathering of grad alumni from these two programs —Interaction Design (IxD) and Communication Planning and Information Design (CPID)— on Saturday, October 11th.

Reflections on Doha: Four Years of Design at CMU Qatar

I stepped off the Qatar Airways flight and into the middle of the desert. Although it was only 5pm in Doha, the sun was just setting in a sandy haze as I looked off the top of the airplane steps. It’s hard to say what hits you first, the dust or the heat.

Pittsburgh to Seattle by Way of Bangalore

SL Rao received a Master of Design degree in Interaction Design in May 2013. Prior to starting a new job at Microsoft, she spent the summer in India, as part of a team of CMU students working in Bangalore. She describes this experience in the article.

Alumni Helping Alumni

Once in a while, the planets align and one alum connects with and hires a new alum. That happened last spring when Bonnie Siegler (graphic design, 1986) called me with the news that she had started a new company.