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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.
For two years, Urban Launchpad—a group of engineers, designers and change-makers, has been working in Dhaka to develop a low-cost strategy for collecting data about the local bus system. Designing Dhaka’s Bus Infostructure was the winning recipient of the
2013 Design Ignites Change | AIGA Professional Fellowship .
Section: Tools and Resources -
Design for Good, wayfinding, mapping, social issues
I’ve seen it dozens of
times. A design team meets after observing people use their design, and they’re
excited and energized by what they saw and heard during the sessions. They’re
all charged up about fixing the design. Everyone comes in with ideas, certain they
have the right solution to remedy users’ frustrations. Then what happens?
Section: Tools and Resources
San Francisco, CaliforniaAugust 18 2014
Moniker Designs Herman Miller's Illustrative Advocacy Report
September 16, 2014
KNOCK identity - Self Awareness
Vitra Design Museum hosts Alvar Aalto retrospective
Posted by Dan Howarth
Dezeen - architecture and design magazine