Design Week Schedule - Spring 2022


It's Design Week for the Spring 2022 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).

Wednesday, April 27th

11:50am - 1:10pm - Design for Social Innovation Day 1 (MMCH 121)
Final project presentations for the Design for Social Innovation class.

Thursday, April 28th

1:25pm - 3:25pm -  Products Studio IV: Designing Products for Social Systems (Individual Critique) (MMCH 210)
Junior Product Design Studio IV course individual project development of two products which achieve similar tasks or goals: Low Tech, High Interaction and High Tech, Heightened Interactions

Monday, May 2nd

12:00 - 1:30pm - Design for Social Innovation Day 2 (MMCH 121)
Final project presentations for the Design for Social Innovation class.

3:05 - 4:20pm - Cultures Class - Cajita Showcase (MMCH A11)
Cultures is a second year undergraduate design course that explores conceptions of human differences. In this event, students will be showcasing their final projects--a Cajita or little box--where they share their reflections on the direction connection between design, differences, and their own becoming.

Tuesday, May 3rd

9:00am - 11:00am - Products Studio II / Prototyping Lab II (MMCH 203)
Studio work from the sophomore Product Design Studio II course and material/fabrication exercises from Prototyping Lab II

10:00am - 11:30am - Photographic Narrative (MMCH 121)
On view will be photo books that students made during the semester. The students came up with a concept, made photographs, and then designed and fabricated hand-made books.

10:00am - 12:00pm - Environments Studio II (MMCH 211)
Science fair, casual display of Spring semester studio work. Some may be zoomed in (covid isolation effect) some will be in-person display.

11:00am - 1:00pm - Designing Experiences for Learning (MMCH 215)
Throughout the semester, students worked in small teams to investigate a range of theories as they relate to designing experiences that aid learning and understanding in informal contexts. Their topics include financial literacy, lifelong learning, interactions with others, health and wellness, and sustainability. The teams identified opportunities where they believe they can improve learners' understanding of important information through design. Their work aims to motivate learners' engagement, hold their attention, support their acquisition of knowledge and skills, and aid their memory retention. The students will present their learning experience models and prototypes in a manner that strives to be enjoyable, meaningful, and memorable—matching their project goals. We hope you can join us!
11:00-12:00: Team Presentations
12:00-1:00: Conversations with Teams and Hands-on Exploration of Prototypes

Wednesday, May 4th

10:00am - 11:30am - First Year Show (MMCH A6)
The first year students will be showcasing their work across all their spring semester design courses.

2:00pm - 4:00pm - Senior Capstone Project (MMCH 112, 113, 115)
The seniors will be hosting an Open House showcasing their capstone projects. Join us to celebrate all they've accomplished these past four years.

Thursday, May 5th

8:30am - 11:30am - MA Studio II: Introduction to Interaction Design // Beyond the Screen (MMCH 121)
Students will share their concepts for a product ecosystem that extends beyond the screen. Your solution must include two or more touchpoints across multiple channels (e.g. screen-based technology, physical goods, wearables, ambient indicators, wayfinding/signage systems, print communications, and/or service-oriented interactions between people). These components must work together in supporting a user or a community of users as they attempt to achieve some practical goal.

9:00am - 12:00pm - Graduate Design Studio 2 & Design Research (MMCH 215)

10:00am - 12:00am - Communications Studio II (MMCH A11)
Heroic posters and booklets and mobile experiences and kiosk prototypes and videos. Oh my!

10:30am - 12:00pm - Prototyping Interactive Environments (MMCH 127)
We will have an Open House (science-fair style) in room MM127 to show the work of the students. The room will be divided into four areas to work for each of the course modules, including (1) 3D Rendering, (2) IoT prototypes, (3) Digital Fabrication, and (4) Virtual Reality.

1:00pm - 4:00pm - Communications Studio IV (MMCH 203)

1:00pm - 4:00pm - Products Studio IV: Designing Products for Social Systems (Open Studio) (MMCH 203)
Junior Product Design Studio IV course individual project development of two products which achieve similar tasks or goals: Low Tech, High Interaction and High Tech, Heightened Interactions

3:00pm - 4:30pm - Prototyping for Interaction Design (MMCH 121)
Informal exhibition of work by MA cohort, reviewing prototyping projects from the semester, including a digital mobile prototype, a laser cut light prototype, and a final independent prototyping project.

Friday, May 6th

9:00am - 12:20pm - MDes II: Public Exhibition of Theses (MMCH 215)
This event is broken into two sections. In the morning, second year MDes students share their completed theses with attendees via 10 minute formal presentations followed by 20 minute conversations and 15 minutes for attendees to provide written feedback so please bring your laptops. The afternoon session functions similarly to an open house where you can peruse the students' work and talk with them at your leisure.
This event aims to provide students with feedback as they bring their study to a close and it also serves as a celebration of their accomplishments.

11:00am - 12:30pm - Design After Capitalism: A Talk with Matthew Wizinsky
Please join us for an exciting talk with Matthew Wizinsky about his new book Design After Capitalism: Transforming Design Today for an Equitable Tomorrow on May 6th, at 11:00am EST. Join us on Zoom as Matthew and School of Design Doctoral Alumnus Dimeji Onafuwa discuss the book and how design can transcend the logics, structures, and subjectivities of capitalism. RSVP here.

1:00pm - 3:00pm - E-Studio (MMCH 121 & 127)
E-track Junior students will showcase their projects on experiments on audio-based augmented reality.
1:00-2:30 pm - Project presentations
2:30 pm -3:00 pm - Project Showcase

3:30pm - 5:00pm - hyperSense E-Studio (MMCH 121 & 127)
hyperSENSE: Augmenting Sensory Experiences in Environments. Students will be showing presenting and showing their immersive projects.

Design Week Logo and theme designed by Yoshi Torralva

Date Published: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
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