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Design Alumna Launches VICE VERSA

Alanna Fusaro, an alumna of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design (BFA ’14), recently founded and launched VICE VERSA, a shoe brand specializing in heels that fold into flats. The shoes, which “walk the fine line between engineering and fashion,” were the result of a design process that included trips to factories around the world, CAD modeling, 3D prints and mechanical quality testing with Boeing engineers.

Alumnus Nadeem Haidary on “Rethinking Users”

Nadeem Haidary, an Industrial Design alumnus from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design (BA '09), recently released "Rethinking Users" from BIS Publishers. "Rethinking Users," designed and illustrated by Haidary, is a book and toolkit written by design researchers Mike Youngblood and Ben Chesluk. It outlines an approach the authors call "user ecosystem thinking."

Alumna Margot Bloomstein is “Trustworthy”

Margot Bloomstein, an alumna of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design (BFA ’00) and principal at Appropriate, Inc., will soon be releasing "Trustworthy: How the Smartest Brands Beat Cynicism and Bridge the Trust Gap." The book, published by Page Two Books, looks at the way brands and businesses can find success by embracing the ideas of trust and hope in the face of cynicism.

Design Alumna on the New Yorker and Being “IN LIMBO”

Deborah Lee (BDes '18) was recently a featured cartoonist in the New Yorker. Learn more about Lee, her upcoming graphic novel memoir "IN LIMBO," and what she remembers most about her time at the School of Design.

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