PhD

Celebrating our 2019 PhD Cohort

At the end of the 2019 semester, Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design was honored to award four PhDs in Transition Design to our candidates, Ahmed Ansari, Stephen Neely, Anne Burdick and Kakee Scott.

Ahmed Ansari Featured in Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design

This past November saw the release of Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design, which is an overview of the life and work of designer Victor Papanek and a collection of essays and interviews on his life and work.  One of the interviews features Ahmed Ansari, a PhD Candidate from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design, along with his colleague Danah Abdullah, as they were interviewed by Erika Pinner on their views on design education today and decolonising design education.

PhD in Transition Design: Behind the Scenes

The School of Design’s Jonathan Chapman recently traveled to Delft University of Technology to attend a PhD Design Summit. This gathering was the first of its kind, marking the beginning of an open and collaborative dialogue amongst leading universities running Design PhD programs. Attendees included the PhD program directors from Carnegie Mellon University, Politecnico di Milano, Aalto, Imperial College London, Delft University of Technology, and Illinois Institute of Technology.

Deepa Butoliya Successfully Defends PhD Dissertation

The School of Design wants to congratulate Deepa Butoliya for successfully defending her PhD dissertation, "Critical Jugaad: A Postnormal Design Framework for Designerly Marginal Practices" this week. Butoliya is the final member of the first cohort of recipients of PhDs in Transition Design from Carnegie Mellon University.

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