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Design in a Post-Pandemic World

Design in a Post-Pandemic World

This year, two pandemics have captured our attention in the United States. The first, COVID-19—the invisible yet seemingly omnipresent coronavirus. The second, the older and more insidious pandemic of racism, which has a 400-year history in North America.

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Design Teachers Saved Me: An Interview with Judy Olausen

Judy Olausen on the University of Minnesota Scholars Walk

Judy Olausen (B.A. ’67) entered the University of Minnesota intending to study architecture. But a twist of fate and a full class led her to enroll in a photojournalism course taught by Dr. R. Smith Schuneman. It was a decision that would change her life.

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Bringing Universal Design to the Self-Checkout Counter

Universal Design Icons

The self-checkout counter. It’s a common sight in grocery stores across the nation. But what impact does it have on the design of a store and on the people who use it? Teaming up with retail merchandising faculty Hye-Young Kim, architecture student Ryan Hansen seeks to answer this question in his honors thesis research.

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