Category Archives: Retail Merchandising

You're Invited: Final Reviews, Receptions, and Events

You’re invited to join students, faculty, and staff at the College of Design for final presentations and receptions from students across our various disciplines. Events will take place on the University of Minnesota Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter @UofMDesign and Facebook for updates, photos, and videos. May 8 | Apparel + Retail: Designs for TargetMay 8 | Toy Product Design: PlaysentationsMay 12 – 13 | Master of Architecture: Final Project Juries and Exhibitions May 12 – 14 | Master of Landscape Architecture: Final ReviewsMay 16 | B.F.A. Graphic Design Show: The Reveal May 16 | Interior Design: Thesis Reception …

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In The Window: New Displays at the Weisman Art Museum

Retail merchandising students in Dooyoung Choi's Visual Merchandising class collaborated with the Weisman Art Museum (WAM) this spring on a new display for the WAM shop windows. Their work drew inspiration from the paintings of Edith Carlson, which are currently on view in the museum.MORE: Photos of the final designThe winning team selected to implement their design, JiaoJiao Srigle, Rachel Letsche, and Calley Kesler, focused on the color palette of Carlson's painting. "The collection has an elegant simplicity placed on a white wall with natural wood flooring," explaind Srigle, "so we chose to incorporate wood into our color scheme as well. The overall visual inspiration was based off of Carlson's clean, organic, and abstract influence." The students added that the…

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Weisman Art Museum Window Display Honors Campus Leaders

In Dooyoung Choi's Visual Merchandising class (RM 3243) this semester, students learn about conceptualizing and designing store interiors, layouts, fixtures, lighting, signs, and merchandising planograms. They also competed to design a new Weisman Art Museum (WAM) shop window display. The winning team includes Kimberly Jurichko, Amanda Lai, Thanh Nguyen, and Alanna Norton. The goal of the project, explains Choi, is for students to, "conceptually create a window display for the WAM shop reflecting pieces currently on view in the museum and showcasing WAM shop's merchandise."View images of the new display, a behind the scenes photo shoot, and the story behind the WAM merchandise.The winning design drew its inspiration from Mohamud Mumin's The Youth/Dhallinyarada, a photo exhibition highlighting 13 Somali-American men…

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Students, Faculty, and Staff Honored For Contributions to the College

The following students, faculty, and staff were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the College of Design during the 2012-2013 school year at the annual Honors and Awards ceremony on May 3, 2013.Student Design and Scholarship Awards ArchitectureTheodore Wright – Architecture Undergraduate Individual Aaron Rickard – Architecture Undergraduate TeamDaniel Scott – Architecture Undergraduate TeamRhythm Unnown – Architecture Undergraduate TeamTheodore Wright – Architecture Undergraduate Team Kai Salmela – Architecture Graduate IndividualDavid Johansson – Architecture Graduate TeamJenna Johansson – Architecture Graduate Team Joey Larson – Presidential Management Fellowship Program Erin Lilli – King Medal for Architecture Student ResearchAbby Merlis – Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Architecture Learn more about the School of ArchitectureLandscape Architecture Daniel Rude – Landscape Architecture Undergraduate Individual Emily Furlich…

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Earn Your Degree in 3 Years? Let's Try It

President Eric Kaler announced Friday that the College of Design will pilot a year-round plan for undergraduate students in the graphic design and retail merchandising programs.  The proposed plan will give students in those programs enrolling in the fall of 2014 an option to compete their studies in three years, instead of four years, by taking full credit loads during the summer.”I have long felt that we have, frankly, all this capacity in the summer that’s under-utilized,” Dean Fisher said in an interview with the Star Tribune. “We’ll see where the student demand goes. Some want to get through in three years, while others like the idea of staggered terms.” On Monday, WCCO-TV interviewed students in a graphic design…

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2013 Imagine Fund Faculty Awards

The Annual Imagine Fund Faculty Awards at the University of Minnesota support innovative research in the arts, design, and humanities. For the 2013-2014 academic year, the following College of Design faculty were awarded up to $5,000 for their project proposals.Assistant Professor Blaine Brownell (Architecture) – Architectural Frontiers in ChinaAssociate Professor Arthur Chen (Architecture) – Typological Study of Swahili Public SquaresProfessor Renee Cheng (Architecture, Head) – Architecture in Modern China: Lost Art or Strong Tradition?Assistant Professor Greg Donofrio (Architecture) – Market Forces: The History Behind the Infrastructure of What We Eat Associate Professor Tasoulla Hadjiyanni (Interior) – When Places Speak – A Photography exhibit Professor Brad Hokanson (Graphic, Associate Dean for Research and Outreach) – Xul Solar and Joaquin Torres-Garcia: Pioneers in design…

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