Students giving a presentation in MMCH 203

Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design is proud to announce that Christina (Yawen) Yang (MDes '25) has been named a 2023 - 2025 Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellow. The Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellowship fast-tracks the careers of Carnegie Mellon University's first year graduate students who are passionate about entrepreneurship in the technology arena.

November 2, 2023

In a world where businesses are constantly seeking ways to streamline their operations and boost productivity, Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design Alumni Lucas Ochoa and Gautam Bose (BDes '19) might have found the answer with their company, Automat.

October 12, 2023
Joseph Ballay Center for Design Fusion

Last week, the Joseph Ballay Center for Design Fusion debuted Containment, Care + Community, a six-day exhibition of work from earlier and more recent periods of pandemic life exploring social and spatial prospects for preventing contagion, providing care, and building community. The show was curated and directed by the School of Architecture’s Nida Rehman and was sponsored by Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Arts in Society.

September 19, 2023

Uluwehi Mills, a second year MDes student at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design, recently launched Maui on My Mind, a website that serves as a giving, advocacy, and shopping guide for faraway friends of Maui. After suffering the deadliest natural disaster in the state of Hawaii’s history, Maui on My Mind looks to be a resource for faraway supporters to give with impact, and for Maui residents to have something that’s easy to share with loved ones.

August 31, 2023

A team of Master’s Students from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design were recently awarded the Student Runner Up award in the Apps & Platforms category of the Core 77 Design Awards 2023. Angela Nam (MDes ’24), Iris Cai (MPS ’23), Aishwarya Rane (MDes ’24), and Yuehui Du (MDes ’24) presented their project Ollie, a smart voice assistant for Pittsburgh Regional Transit.

August 7, 2023

Rachel Legg, a recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design (BDes ’23), spent most of her final semester on the playground. Legg’s senior capstone project focused on designing a mural for the playground of Liberty Elementary in Pittsburgh, PA.

July 13, 2023

Liz McDonough, a Master of Arts in Design Alumna of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design (MA ’22), recently designed and released a line of upcycled bags through Urban Outfitters. McDonough, who currently serves as the Experiential Marketing Manager for Urban Outfitters, launched the line of bags, made from 500 square feet of used vinyl signage, on Earth Day 2023.

June 20, 2023

A team of students from Carnegie Mellon University recently placed first at the Third Coast Augmented Intelligence for Health Bowl Competition at Northwestern University this past May. “Team AIquitas,” which included Master of Design student Kate Yuwei Guo (MDes ’23), took home the first prize of $35,000 in the competition, a year-long program that involves extensive research and development of products and solutions aimed to address health disparities using AI.

June 12, 2023