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By now there must be few
people who are unaware of the recent uproar surrounding the University of
California’s rebranding effort. Seldom does
the media take such an active interest in design, so it was disheartening that they got their reporting so very wrong. The outcome
of that misreporting—fueled by an online petition and fanned by our very own
design community—has set back the course of design and cheated the university out of a progressive new identity.
Section: Why Design
Design methodologies add value to the visual arts curriculum by teaching the practical and purposeful
application of creative thinking—the very definition of innovation. So why has design education been largely absent in conversations about K12 education reform?
Section: Tools and Resources
Can we afford to continue offering design curricula that move from the simple to the complex, when contemporary design problems are all about relationships? Can we afford to continue emphasizing individual achievement for a practice based increasingly on collaboration?
Game designer Nicole Lazzaro explores how certain feelings create dynamic engagement, and explains how designers can tap into deeper emotional experiences using the “Four Keys to Fun” at “Head, Heart, Hand: AIGA Design Conference.”
Section: Inspiration -
Fast Company’s 2011 Design Issue, selections from the “365 | Design Effectiveness” competition added to Design Archives and displayed at the AIGA National Design Center, the responsive design of BostonGlobe.com, Rule29’s curation of Design Envy, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards luncheon at the White House and designers’ responses to 9/11 are our top stories this week.
Are blogs rendering print publications obsolete? Heller examines the impact of blogs on design writing.
Section: Inspiration -
New Directors New Films
The Museum of Modern Art
New positions on AIGA Design Jobs: Gensler in Seattle, Two Twelve in NYC, Axiom in Houston & L7 Creative in San Diego http://t.co/zdGIV2kumC
Boralex 2008 Annual Report
Grey Group Signage and Environmental Graphics
Sheila Levrant de Bretteville
Cascades 2008 Report on Sustainable Development