Tag Archives: housing studies

Expanding Accessibility with Virtual Reality

Demonstration Garden: Designing Flowers

An interdisciplinary partnership between College of Design faculty, the Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD), and Episcopal Homes, Senior Housing, and Care Services is developing virtual reality (VR) technology to expand access to exhibitions and other public events for low-income elder residents through the creation of a “VR Book Club.”

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Improving Health Resources with Design

Kidneys

Navigating treatment options and outcomes is an overwhelming prospect for patients in need of a kidney transplant. An interdisciplinary collaboration between Professor Sauman Chu (Graphic Design), Professor Marilyn Bruin (Housing Studies), and Dr. Allyson Hart (University of Minnesota Medical School) helps patients better understand their options with the launch of a new informational website.

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Introducing the College of Design

Students in DES 1170 on a field trip

For first year College of Design students, navigating the different design fields can be an intimidating prospect. But College of Design leadership hopes to change that with the introduction of the new topics course DES 1170: Introducing the College of Design.

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