The AIGA Design Educators Community (DEC) was established in 2004 to support the unique activities and responsibilities of the design educator at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels in a wide variety of institutional settings. The goals of this community are to facilitate communication among design educators; create, foster and promote dialogue; produce design education events such as conferences and competitions; present current research and teaching methods; establish standards for design education; differentiate between design’s various subdisciplines; raise the level of design-driven thinking in schools across the country; and communicate the value of design education to the larger profession.
Subjects of interest to this community span teaching, research and service. They include curriculum and program development, design theory and history, methodology, typography, usability research, and the social roles of designers, as well as tenure, promotion, teaching standards and school accreditation.
To learn more about the DEC and how you can get involved, visit educators.aiga.org.
Connecting Dots: Research, Education, PracticeMarch 14–15, 2014University of Cincinnati School of DesignCincinnati, OH
New Ventures: Interactions in Design EducationDate TBDOregon State UniversityPortland, OR
To learn more about upcoming DEC conferences, visit educators.aiga.org/upcoming-design-educators-conferences.
McKinney developed the online game SPENT to help Urban Ministries of Durham tap into the power of
social media and gaming to reach a new group of possible givers and volunteers.
Section: Why Design -
Design for Good, interaction design, web design, pro bono, social issues, design educators, students
This mentoring program in Jacksonville, Florida pairs high school students who have
expressed an interest in graphic design with professionals from the local
design community. Over the course of three to four months, the mentoring group
meets on weekends to complete individual projects that use social design to give back to
Section: Tools and Resources -
DesignEd K12, graphic design, mentoring, posters, education, design educators, students
Setting your sights on opportunities abroad can not only ramp up design experience but lead to valuable cultural exposure. But first, here are the five things you need to focus on to get there:
Section: Inspiration -
Design Job Series, job search, professional development, advice, culture
Boston, MassachusettsOctober 21 2015
TY Antoinette of @CreativeRxlab for inspiring us designers that we can start a movement through art! #aigadesign https://t.co/XBfqjcGNv0
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