Design Week Schedule - Fall 2023


It's Design Week for the Fall 2023 Semester! This semester, we invite our students, staff, faculty, the greater CMU community, and YOU 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. All times are EST.

All presentations take place in Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall (MMCH).

Tuesday, December 5th

8:30am - 10:50am - How Things are Made (Porter Hall, Room 27)
Students dissect a product to understand the complexities of mass manufacture, assembly, and material choice. They act as the next designer, providing suggestions for improvements.

Wednesday, December 6th

11:00am - 1:30pm - Design Seminar III (MMCH 127)

Thursday, December 7th

12:00pm - 2:00pm - Furniture (MMCH 115)

2:00pm- 3:50pm - Tools for UX Design (MMCH 203)
Interdisciplinary teams show how they used human-centered research methods to discover new opportunities from new food delivery services, rearranging residential interior space to fit your needs, an inline Figma workflow assistant, changing the eating experience through conversational technology, and new methods for building natural student connections.

Monday, December 11th

9:30am - 10:30am - First Year: Exploration in Co-Creation of Storytelling (MMCH 203)
The first-year design students are thrilled to extend an invitation to a magical experience where imagination, laughter, and creativity take center stage. Over the past four weeks, design students have worked with the kindergarteners from the CMU Children's School, co-creating stories—embracing a multidimensional approach that captivates both the young and the young at heart.

10:00am - 11:30am - Type Design (MMCH Second Floor Hallway)

1:00pm - 3:30pm - MA Studio I (MMCH 121)
The MAs will present all four projects from this semester and we would love to have you join us!

  • Project 3 Videos will begin at 1:10pm
  • Project 4 Presentations will begin at 1:30pm

Tuesday, December 12th

11:30am - 12:30pm - Design for Digital Systems (MMCH 215)
Showcase of prototypes made by small teams

1:00pm - 5:00pm - MPS/MDes IxD Studio

  • 1:00pm - 3:30pm - Presentations (MMCH 215)
  • 3:45pm - 5:00pm - Demos (MMCH 215, 121, 127)

Thursday, December 14th

9:30am - 11:00am - Sophomore Studios (Second Floor MMCH)

10:00am - 11:30am - Junior Studios (Second Floor MMCH, MMCH 203 for Products Studio)

12:00pm - 2:00pm - Senior Studios (MMCH 112-115)

12:30pm - 2:00pm - First Year Studio (MMCH A6)

1:00pm - 4:00pm - MDes1/MPS Communication Design Studio (MMCH 215)

Friday, December 15th

11:00am - 12:30pm - Master's Thesis Reviews (MMCH 215 - 216, MMCH 121)

Design Week logo by Hannah Lesser (BDes '24)

Date Published: 
Monday, December 4, 2023
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