Tag Archives: interdisciplinary

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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Rebranding the Bat /|\^·,·^/|\

DesignBats Image

North American bats are in serious trouble. Since 2007 more than five million of them have been killed by a disease called white-nose syndrome. Caused by the white fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans, white-nose syndrome infects the skin of a bat’s muzzle, tail, ears, and wings while they are hibernating. Infected bats wake up prematurely and burn through their fat stores too […]

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Work Hard, Play Hard with Toy Product Design

Toy Product Design PLAYsentations

If there is one thing students in Toy Product Design know, it’s how to play hard and work even harder. All semester long, they’ve been creating the next big thing in toy design and on May 3rd all of that hard work will pay off when they present their final products at PLAYsentations. Open to students from all disciplines, Toy […]

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New Graduate Program: Heritage Studies and Public History

Student working at the Minnesota Historical Society

Next fall marks the start of a new program for the College of Design, the masters in heritage studies and public history (HSPH). In partnership with the College of Liberal Arts and the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS), HSPH combines hands-on professional development with rigorous scholarly training. At its core, the HSPH program is built on interdisciplinary work. The faculty who spearheaded the program, Associate […]

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Rome if You Want to with New Study Abroad Program

The Roman Colosseum

This summer, all College of Design programs lead to Rome with our first open interdisciplinary studio Italian Design Studio: Blending Tradition and Innovation. Starting the week of May 24th, this six week 3-credit design studio is open to students from across the College of Design, including the retail merchandising, apparel design, graphic design, interior design, architecture, and landscape architecture programs. Students from […]

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Minions, Ghouls, and Jellyfish: #NotJack2015

Humans domesticated gourds over 10,000 years ago, and we’ve been carving them into lanterns for centuries. This Halloween, an interdisciplinary team of College of Design faculty, staff, and students challenged University of Minnesota to think beyond the classic crooked grin at our inaugural non-traditional pumpkin carving contest: Not Jack. PHOTOS: #NotJack2015 Students with majors ranging from Animal Science to Apparel […]

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Design for Minnesota > Thanks for Your Support

[Update: June 28, 2013]Our students need your help today. Big decisions are being made about their future right now. Our budget year ends on Sunday and I’m working hard with staff around the college to secure funding for our most important student projects, like the Design Duluth studio. We’re close, but we need your help to meet our goal of raising $2,000 to offset research costs that normally fall to students. Will you support Design for Minnesota?You’ve heard from Tom and Trevor about the vital work our students are doing to promote a more resilient and sustainable Minnesota. I know you care about our students and I know you stand with us. Your past support has helped us get this far. Will you…

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Interdisciplinary Studio: The Future of Duluth

[Update: December 14, 2012] Students in an interdisciplinary landscape architecture and architecture graduate studio presented their final projects at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth, MN on Wednesday, December 12.More photos from DuluthDuluth Mayor Don Ness was in attendance, along with city planners, port authority workers, and design professionals from around the region. Over 100 people stopped by to see the projects during the two-hour event.The Duluth News Tribune featured the graduate studio on their front page Thursday morning, and Fox News will broadcast a story about the student presentations later next week.[Update: November 29, 2012] Architecture and landscape architecture students in the Interdisciplinary Duluth studio project will give their final presentations in Rapson Hall in Minneapolis on Monday, December 10,…

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Photos + Video from PLAYsentations

How do you design for play?    On May 2, Barry Kudrowitz’s Toy Product Design class entertained an audience of children, designers, and curious community members with their original toy designs during PLAYsentations, a theatrical show at the Bell Museum of Natural History. If you missed the toys in action, we’ve posted more photos from PLAYsentations on Facebook. Thanks to everyone who attended – we’ll see you again (with more toys) next year!Don’t miss these slideshows: Student Tribute, Staff Tribute, Bad Ideas, and ProcessPhotos from the event on our Facebook pageVIDEO: PLAYsentations on This Week @Minnesota More information about the Product Design minor…

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