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Guest Post: Finding Community with Product Design

Product design majors at their December review.

When people ask me what my favorite part of product design is I don’t even know where to start. Product design stole my heart from the beginning. When I came to the University of Minnesota, I hadn’t planned to major in product design. But the first course I took, Toy Product Design, made me realize that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

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Meet the Dean: Q&A with Carol Strohecker

Carol Strohecker

In addition to welcoming our new students this fall, the College of Design (CDes) is pleased to welcome our new dean, Carol Strohecker. In this interview, she talks about her passion for the design fields and her experiences across the design disciplines and gives some advice to our incoming students.

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Defining Place in Dinkytown

Color and Form Prints

Located on the north side of the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus, Dinkytown is a neighborhood with close ties to the University community. This spring, students in Associate Professor James Boyd Brent’s Color and Form in Surface Design class were challenged to explore the sense of place in this unique neighborhood by designing a series of handmade screen prints. […]

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