Communication Design

Students Win Geothermal Design Challenge

Marisa Lu, Tiffany Lai and Susie Lee, three rising sophomores from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design, won the grand prize in the 2016 Geothermal Design Challenge. The competition was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office, in partnership with the Center for Advanced Energy Studies and the Idaho National Laboratory. Teams explored the future of geothermal energy by designing an infographic to tell a compelling story.

Communications Students Collaborate on Energy Efficiency Project

As part of Stacie Rohrbach’s communication studio and Andrew Twigg’s lab course, sophomore design students began their semester with their first client project. MDes alum Tim Carryer, president of the consulting and management company GreenoverGreen, proposed the collaboration between the School of Design and GreenoverGreen as a way to get fresh eyes on public communication pieces within the energy efficiency industry.

Design Project Gives a Visual Voice to Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention

Attention to Title IX has been growing over the past few years. Because many campus members are not aware of the current reporting processes and resources available to them, Junior Communication Design students in Kristin Hughes’ Junior Typography class worked closely with Carnegie Mellon’s SARVP Committee to publicize the issue with a visual campaign.

Hanington, Martin Publish New Book: Universal Methods of Design

Bruce Hanington, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, and Bella Martin, 2004 MDes CPID alumna, have published a new book, Universal Methods of Design: 100 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas, and Design Effective Solutions. The


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