Tag Archives: design

Reimagining Landscapes in the Age of Climate Change

Louisiana Marshland

Our planet’s changing climate will radically transform not only our landscapes but the industries that have developed around them. In her senior capstone, M.L.A student Rachel Valenziano explores how to redevelop areas of the Louisiana coastline that are currently used by the oil and gas industry.

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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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Faculty Display Research at Annual Poster Session

Aerial view of East Bank

From redesigning patient hospital gowns to creating a better deep winter greenhouse, College of Design faculty and graduate students work on the forefront of design research. Find out more about our faculty’s recent work.

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Autonomous Vehicles: Coming Sooner Than You Think

Cars driving on a freeway.

Each year, the Transportation Research Board holds an annual meeting where presenters and panelists discuss and present research on transportation topics to policymakers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and more. This year Minnesota Design Center Director Tom Fisher took part in one of the most popular of panels at the conference “Autonomous Vehicles: Coming Sooner than you Think.”

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Meet the ASLA Student Group

Rapson Hall in Winter

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is an association created to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education, and fellowship. This year, the College of Design’s student chapter of ASLA has more than tripled its membership. Join us as we discuss the exciting opportunities that the student chapter of ASLA has to offer with Aubrey Tyler (Landscape Architecture), student group president.

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Improving Function, Improving Fit | Q&A with Linsey Griffin

For years, female emergency professionals have often been overlooked when it comes to providing safe and secure work equipment. But one national apparel design research group is working to change that.

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Apparel Design Celebrates 50th Annual Fashion Show

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the College of Design’s annual Apparel Design Fashion Show. Planned by the senior class, the show is a rite of passage for its participants and gives seniors the opportunity to create a fashion show from the ground up. The planning for this year’s event, entitled This is Now, has been even more elaborate than in the past with lots of additions made to honor the anniversary.

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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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Generous $1 Million Gift Elevates Apparel Design Collections

A jacket in the Goldstein Museum of Design collection.

Close friends of the College of Design have committed $1 million for an endowment to create a named faculty position. This generous gift will provide an ongoing source of funding to support a faculty member who will further the scholarship related to historic dress and curate the historic dress collection in the Goldstein Museum of Design.

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New Studio Options Introduced in Landscape Architecture

Student presenting their projects

Last fall the Department of Landscape Architecture gave second and third-year master’s students the opportunity to select their own studios for the very first time.

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