Transition Design

Terry Irwin Awarded 2021 AIGA Medal

Professor Terry Irwin, Director of the Transition Design Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, was recently awarded the 2021 AIGA Medal in recognition of "her vision and enduring provocation to shape design education and philosophy through Transition design—the need for societal transitions toward more sustainable and plural futures."

Design in Transition Podcast Launches Season 2 with Terry Irwin and Gideon Kossoff

Design in Transition, a podcast about designing for systems level change toward more sustainable and equitable futures and the transitions design is taking in practice, today announced its second season. The new season kicks off with a new episode featuring Terry Irwin and Gideon Kossoff, director and associate director, respectively, of the Transition Design Institute. Terry, Gideon, and Cameron Tonkinwise developed the building blocks of Transition Design and integrated it into programs and curricula at the School of Design at CMU in 2014, including the Transition Design PhD program.

PhD Researchers Launch Design in Transition Podcast

PhD Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design have just released episode one of "Design in Transition / Diseño en Transición Podcast," a bilingual podcast about designing for systems level change toward more sustainable and equitable futures. PhD Candidates Sofía Bosch Gomez, Marysol Ortega Pallanez, Silvana Juri, Erica Dorn and undergrad Thomas Youn (BDes '21) want Design in Transition to be a space to talk about the transitions design is taking in practice when it's concerned with the complex and interconnected challenges societies face today.

Design’s Terry Irwin Developing Transition Design Institute

Professor Terry Irwin, after wrapping up her tenure as Head of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design, recently returned from an extensive international trip where she met with design collaborators to discuss the topic of Transition Design. Not only was the trip crucial to advance Transition Design activities and leverage the interest that continues to grow in northern Europe, but it was the next step in launching Carnegie Mellon University’s Transition Design Institute.


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