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An Inside Look at Design

Participants of Cultural Diversity and Design

This summer, Professor Abimbola Asojo (Interior Design) and Brian Kelley, director of the Young Builders and Designers Program, gave 25 students an inside look at the College of Design. Made possible by a microgrant from the University, Asojo hosted Cultural Diversity and Design, an event designed to¬†expose¬†minority and underrepresented students to careers in the design fields. Asojo and her partners […]

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Brad Hokanson Receives Grant to Study Creativity in Children

Associate Dean for Research and Outreach Brad Hokanson (Graphic Design) received funding from the Metropolitan Consortium and the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs to study creativity as a major component of workforce readiness. Hokanson's research and teaching focuses on the development of creativity skills and their application in problem solving. "Creativity is three times more indicative of future achievement than is intelligence," said Hokanson. "Central to the research is the long term understanding of creativity in the metropolitan area." He cites studies that find creativity has declined among school children since 1991. The grant, "Creativity and achievement: Running backwards," will include testing the creativity of children in a metropolitan school district and correlating the findings with their Minnesota achievement…

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Caren Martin Researching Supportive Environments for Autistic Children

Caren Marin, associate professor of interior design, received the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) Foundation's 2012 Irene Winifred Eno Grant to pursue research dedicated to health, safety, and welfare in the field of interior design. She'll be examining supportive educational environments for young children with autism.Martin is also the director of InformeDesign, an evidence-based design tool that transforms into an easy-to-read, easy-to-use format for architects, graphic designers, housing specialists, interior designers, landscape architects, and the public.More stories about interior design:2012 Interior Design Senior ShowHannah Preble Awarded IIDA ScholarshipPanel: The State of the Interior Design Profession…

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