Design Week Spring 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 8:00am to Friday, May 12, 2017 - 5:00pm

It's Design Week for Spring 2017! Please join us as we display and celebrate all of the work our students have done over the past semester.

All events are open to the public unless otherwise noted.
MMCH = Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall

And join us on Twitter and Instagram using #CMUDesignWeek!

Tuesday, May 2nd

Products 4 (Chung)
MMCH 121
1:30 - 4:30pm
NOT Open to the Public
Investigating the future of mobility in relation to new infrastructure, interactions, businesses, and behavior. 

Wednesday, May 3rd

Prototyping for Interaction Design (Lee)
MMCH 121
1:30 - 3:20pm
From screens (tabs, pads, boards) and beyond (AR, Tangible Interface, etc) the MA students who are new to design have explored various prototyping methods for interaction design. 
Please check out the work done by the MA students in the School of Design and share your valuable insights. 

Communication Design Fundamentals (White)
MMCH 121
6:30 - 7:50pm
NOT Open to the Public

Thursday May, 4th

Persuasion (Arnold-Mages/Lockton/Neely)
MMCH 107
8:30 - 9:50am
A mini-exhibition of Persuasion Principles Collections — compilations of patterns, methods and examples of how design can persuade and influence, from rhetoric, conversation, and metaphor, to embodied experience, to design for behavior change, curated and classified by students to serve as a professional resource for their own practice in communications, products, environments and interaction design.

Environments Studio IV: The Invisible (Lockton)
MMCH 210
3:00 - 6:00pm
Projects exploring design, behavior, experience, and people's understanding, in physical, digital, and hybrid environments. On show will be interactive pieces looking at investigating, understanding, and materializing invisible and intangible phenomena and relationships through new forms of probe, display, and interface, ranging from new forms of AI experience in the home, and new kinds of interaction for text messaging, to a joint project with students in Karachi focused on the experience of place.

Friday, May 5th

Design with Community (Hughes/Carter)
Latham St. Commons
5pm - 8pm

Monday, May 8th

Freshman Design Lab (Chung/Twigg/Shim)
1:00 - 3:30pm
A fundamental exploration of visual form-making with an emphasis on the understanding interaction and making of two- and three-
dimensional artifacts.

The Non-Selfie (Brodsky)
5:00 - 6:15pm

Tuesday, May 9th

Environments Studio II: Designing Environments for Interaction/Prototyping Lab II: Environments (Lee/Stadelmeier)
MMCH 112
9:00 - 12:00pm

Design for Service (Steenson)
9:00 - 12:00pm
Service design project presentations about managing asthma in children, with Philips as our client.

Products Studio II (Baskinger/Merriman)
MMCH 121
9:00 - 11:00am

C Studio II: Designing Comm for Interactions: C Prototyping Lab II (Rohrbach/Twigg)
MMCH 203
9:30 - 11:00am

Industrial Design Fundamentals (Butoliya)
MMCH 203
1:00 - 3:00pm

Wednesday, May 10th

Awards Ceremony
Breed Hall
12:00 - 1:30pm

2017 BME Design Presentations
Cohen University Center, Wiegand Gym
12:00 - 2:30pm
You are invited to attend the 2017 BME Design Presentations. Sixteen interdisciplinary teams (composed of industrial designers and biomedical, chemical, materials science, mechanical, and electrical and computer engineers) will present their solutions to medical problems.

Experimental Form (Baskinger)
MMCH 203
1:00 - 3:00pm
The Experimental Form Studio encourages an exploratory study of artifacts and provides a creative and intellectual forum to re-imagine our relationship with objects. Each independently-themed exercise presents opportunities to consider form as exciting emotions, as means of expressive production, as creating meaning, and as rich interaction. From sculpted deer antlers to interactive radios, the projects sit at the intersection of industrial design, craft, and interaction.

Advanced Web Design (Twigg)
MMCH 121
1:30 - 2:30pm
Open exhibition of team-based, dynamic, responsive web projects.

Furniture Design II (Merriman)
MMCH 107
1:30 - 4:00pm

MDes / MPS Studio II (Scupelli/Hanington)
MMCH 215
1:30 - 4:30pm
Five student teams from the MDES/MPS program will present their semester-long projects on "Intentional Design for Positive Cultural Impact in Mixed Reality", sponsored by Microsoft Research as part of the annual Design Expo program. Self-defined projects will feature research and design of solutions for Aging and Cognition, Vocational Education, Second Language Learning, Remote Family Connectedness and Family Bonding.

Senior Project: I lived, We Lived: What did we miss? (Hughes/Vitone/Smith)
Center of Life, Hazelwood
5:00 - 9:00pm

Thursday, May 11th

Communication Studio IV: Designing Communications for Social Systems (Shim)
MMCH 203
2:00 - 4:00pm

Friday, May 12th

MA Studio II: Intro to Interaction Design (O'Leary/Deal)
MMCH 121
8:30 - 11:45am
In our final project, “Beyond the Screen,” students design a system of components that work together to support a user or community of users as they attempt to achieve some practical goal. This product ecosystem includes multiple touchpoints across multiple channels (e.g., digital apps and services, physical goods, wearables, ambient indicators, wayfinding/signage systems, other print materials, and/or service-oriented interactions between people), and at least one component must be delivered in a channel that is not sceen-based.
Students tackled a range of personally defined topics that range from improving the quality of discourse on project teams and across political issues, to public health challenges, to encouraging more responsible, sustainable customs and behaviors.

Monday, May 15th

Welcome to the Imaginaries Lab
MMCH 107
4:30 - 6:00pm
Celebrating the first semester of the Imaginaries Lab, a new research group based within Carnegie Mellon School of Design. We are building on work around design for behavior change, mental models, and understanding, to explore how the ways in which people imagine affects what they do, and to enable new ways for people to speculate and envision more sustainable ways of living and being, now and in the future. In this informal session, research assistants Silvia Mata-Marin, Theora Kvitka, Delanie Ricketts, Ashlesha Dhotey and Nehal Vora, and lab leader Dan Lockton, will present our first projects — Pittsburgh Civic Visions, Mental Landscapes, and Qualitative Interfaces — and look forward to new projects for 2017–18.

Design Week logo by Adrian Galvin (MA)