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Justin Bieganek Helps the City of St. Paul Reduce Waste

Justin Bieganek's (B.S. Design Communications '97) firm took the city of St.Paul's new "All In" waste reduction program to the next level. A new video by Beganik Strategy + Design uses characters speaking in five different languages to be inclusive of the broadly diverse city and grow awareness of the recycling program; the key to a huge impact from the city's new approach."We listened and provided the City of Saint Paul with a new branding campaign that has the tools necessary to engage Saint Paul residents in an innovative recycling program," said Bieganek. Click below to watch the video for a sense of the unique clarity Bieganek's firm brought to the "All In" program.Bieganek, who started his firm in 1998,…

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Two Architecture Alumni Win Videotect 4 Awards

UPDATE: Congrats to Ben Lindau (M.Arch '06), whose team received the Viewer's Choice Award for What Will the Space Be, and Ryan O'Malley (MArch '07) who received an honorable mention for Rendered.Architecture Minnesota magazine's fourth-annual Videotect video competition challenged entrants to show how design can enhance social interaction in a restaurant, bar, or café. We've gather up all of the submission from our alumni to help you choose your favorites. VOTE: February 14, 2014 – February 21, 2014Winners will be revealed on March 13 at the Walker Art Center Cinema. At the event, the audience will cast final votes for the Viewers' Choice Award, and the judges (Minneapolis St. Paul Film Society director Susan Smoluchowski, Surly Brewing Company's Omar…

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40,000 Students Sign Up for New Creativity MOOC

The educational platform Coursera partners with universities and organizations worldwide to offer free MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) for anyone to take online. Starting today, Associate Dean of Research and Development Brad Hokanson will host a 7-week MOOC on Coursera called Creative Problem Solving.  READ: Drive a Different Way and Count Past Ten More than 40,000 people from around the world have signed up to participate in Hokanson’s class. Assignments will include creativity building exercises, short lectures, and readings to help students develop an understanding of creativity and increase their own ability. MORE: Sign up for Creative Problem SolvingFOLLOW: @bhokanson on Twitter In addition to offering the MOOC this spring, Hokanson will offer a variant course called SMOOCH (Semi-Massive Open…

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A Design Twist on the Local Foodie Movement

In a classroom on the first floor of McNeal Hall, students wait patiently with plastic spoons.They are inaugural participants in the first Food and Design class, a hands-on, edible experimentation course that teaches basic design principles through food. Today their assignment was to develop an innovative flavor and texture pairing in one spoon-sized bite. The bite-sized hors d'oeuvres on display, which needed to highlight a seasonal fruit or vegetable, range from caramelized sweet potatoes with crispy bacon to green tea Jell-O with maple cranberry apple sauce."I have always been interested in looking at food as a designed project," says instructor Barry Kudrowitz, assistant professor and the director of the product design program. "If you view food as something that you…

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3 Local Buildings That Get a Second Look

Dean Tom Fisher appeared on TPT-TV’s “Almanac” throughout the summer with stories about under appreciated or lesser known works of architecture around the Twin Cities. What buildings would you add to the list? Tweet @UofMDesign or share on Facebook.Southdale Center10 Southdale Center, Edina, MN Christ Church Lutheran3244 34th Ave S., Minneapolis, MN HGA’s Lakewood Cemetary Mausoleum3600 Hennepin Avenue S.,Minneapolis, MN   More stories from the College of Design:Hank Butitta (M.Arch ’13) Bought a Bus … And It Went ViralWhat Millennials Want: The Gen Y Eco House Smart Clothing, Smart Girls Learning about STEM…

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Student Uncovers "Lost" Video and Photos of the Metropolitan Building

In the fall of 2012, adjunct teaching assistant professor Jim Dozier (Architecture) asked students in his 3D Architectural Modeling and Design course to create detailed 3D computer models of a significant work of architecture. B.D.A student Theodore Wright wanted to create something with lasting implications. Working with Dozier, he rendered a repository of "lost" Rapson buildings for the Virtual Reality Design Lab in Rapson Hall.The first model they created was the Chateau (also known as the U of M's Students' Cooperative Dining Club). It was built in 1964 and only stood for 9 years. It was replaced with a housing structure of the same name. Part of Wright's research involved interviewing Kay Lockhart (B.A. Arch '57, B.Arch '58) who helped…

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[Video + Photos] Commencement 2013

Cathy ten Broeke, the state director to Prevent and End Homelessness, spoke at the University of Minnesota College of Design’s commencement ceremony on Saturday May 18, 2013. Cathy oversees the State’s response to homelessness by working with multiple state agencies, community partners, and private stakeholders to create a statewide partnership to end homelessness. She has 20 years of experience working on homelessness in both non-profit and government sectors.  Student presenters included Beau Sinchai (B.D.A. ’13), Kailene Falls (B.F.A. Graphic Design ’13), and Abigail Merlis (M.Arch ’13).Cathy ten Broeke commencement address2013 commencement program2013 commencement photosMore stories from the College of Design:Support Design for Minnesota: Give TodayOn MPR: Hank Butitta Bought a Bus10 Buildings that Changed America…

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[Photos + Video] Design Intersections 2013

At a time when design plays a growing role in business success, there remains a communications gap between design production and design leadership. How do you bridge it? Greg Van Bellinger (B.S. Apparel '88), Hardlines Design Director at Target, spoke at Design Intersections on Thursday, May 2 about what it takes to bring strategic, thoughtful design to the marketplace. Images from the May 2013 eventDesign Intersections is a series of presentations by designers and representatives from other disciplines regarding the consequences and potential for design-induced change. Susan Sokolowski (Ph.D. DHA '99) will speak at Design Intersections in October 2013. Visit the Design Intersections website for more information.More stories from the College of Design:Barry Kudrowitz on Food, Space, and 3D…

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Q & A: Horace T. Morse Award Recipient Karen LaBat

Professor Karen Labat (pictured far right) along with members of the Nike Innovation team and College of Design students and faculty in the Human Dimensioning © Laboratory (HDL). Since 1965, the University has recognized a select group of teachers for their outstanding contribution to undergraduate education with the Horace T. Morse – U of M Alumni Association Award. This year, the honor was given to Professor Karen LaBat (Apparel Design). Labat has spent 30 years teaching in the field of design, including the past 20 years at the University of Minnesota where she has worked with approximately 1,745 students in her Textile Analysis course. She served as the Apparel Design Program Director for 12 years and is currently the director of the…

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