Design Week Schedule - Fall 2021


It's Design Week for the Fall 2021 Semester! This semester, we invite our students, staff, faculty, the greater CMU community to join us in our design studios and workspaces as we view and celebrate all of the work and projects our students put together over the course of a semester. Unfortunately, we can't open these presentations to the public this semester (unless otherwise noted).
MMCH = Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall

All times are EST.

Students! If you post your work, be sure to tag us with #CMUDesignWeek.

Tuesday, November 30th

11:00am - 12:30pm -  With(in), a PhD and MDes Seminar III Showcase
With(in) is the culmination of the Seminar in Design Theory & Practice course taught by Dina El-Zanfaly and Marysol Ortega Pallanez at Carnegie Mellon's School of Design. During the event, you will engage in a set of activities, conversations and games that reflect on the nature of design process that is based on inquiry, introspection and sharing.
If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP here. Please visit our event website for more information about the activities.

Wednesday, December 1st

10:15 - 11:30am - You Are Here: Identity & Place
MMCH 121
Final projects for our Design for Environments course

Thursday, December, 2nd

8:35 - 10:55am - How Things Are Made
Porter Hall 27
A walk-around presentation format of dissected products. Students investigate a chosen product to understand the unique aspects of the materials, manufacturing, and assembly processes.

Monday, December 6th

12:00 - 2:00pm - First Year Design Show
Please stop by the first year design studio to chat with the students and check out their work.

1:30 - 4:30pm - MDes/MPS Studio 1
MMCH 215

2:30 - 4:20pm - How People Work
End of semester presentation of students group work. See the schedule here.

Tuesday, December 7th

3:05 - 5:05pm - Tools for UX Design
MMCH 121
NOT Open to Campus. Collaborative project with Daimler Trucks to develop a method for managing autonomous vehicles.

Wednesday, December 8th

9:00am - 12:00pm - MDes/MPS Communication Design Studio
MMCH 215
MPS and first year MDes students will present their work from the final project in the course, which focuses on the visualization of data pertaining to Pittsburgh. Seven teams of students will deliver ten minute preseentations—each followed by five minutes of discussion.

12:00 - 2:00pm - Junior Communications Studio
MMCH 121
End of semester celebration of work.

12:00 - 2:00pm - Junior Environments Studio
MMCH 127
Celebration of the Work from the Semester

2:00 - 4:00pm - Experimental Form / Furniture
MMCH 203
Science Fair style demos from the Experimental Form course plus exhbition of furniture pieces from the Furniture Course.

3:00 - 4:00pm - Design for Digital Systems
MMCH 121
NOT open to campus. Students exhibit final projects: functional prototypes of dynamic digital interaction systems

Thursday, December 9th

9:00 - 11:00am - Design Principles & Practices
MMCH 121
MA students present their "100 Days" projects. Beginning on the first day of class, each student performed a "design operation" that they repeated for 100 straight days. (Inspired by Michael Bierut.)

9:30 - 11:30am - Products Studio III: Designing for Complex Products Systems (Closed to the Public)
After 1:00pm the design community can stop by and see the work on their own.
Porter Hall 27
Presentation in partnership with Bollinger Motors. "Providing Clean and Drinking Water During a Water Crisis"

11:30am - 1:00pm - Communications Mini
Celebration of work.

1:15 - 2:45pm - Environments Mini
MMCH 213
E mini 2 presentations and then celebration of work from both minis.

3:00 - 4:30 - Products Mini
Celebration of studio work.

4:00 - 6:00pm - Future of Museums (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
Carnegie Library of Oakland
The culmination of the semester will end with a one-day, public-facing pop-up exhibition on the Future of Museums housed on the 2nd floor of the Carnegie Library of Oakland.

6:00 - 6:45pm - MDes II Science Fair
MMCH 215
MDes II students invite all those interested in their thesis investigations and who can't make the in-person session on Friday to attend formal presentations of their work to date. A detailed schedule is forthcoming. RSVP to attend via Zoom.

Friday, December, 10th

9:00am - 2:00pm - MDes II Science Fair
MMCH 215
MDes II students invite all those interested in their thesis investigations and who can't make the in-person session on Friday to attend formal presentations of their work to date. A detailed schedule is forthcoming. RSVP to attend via Zoom.

11:30am - 1:30pm - Visual Communication Fundamentals
MMCH 121
MA students present client-based visual system project working with the STEM Center at the Carnegie Science Museum

Date Published: 
Friday, November 19, 2021
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