July 2008

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Project Developed in Designmatters Studio Wins IDEA Prize

We are pleased to announce that the Color Guard Moquito Net project developed in the Fall 2006 Designmatters transdisciplinary studio collaboration with GE Healthcare is the recipient of an award from the Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) sponsored by Businessweek. This is an international competition and Art Center is the only U.S. design school to win awards (four total in the student category). READ MORE

July 2008

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Changing the Change Conference, Torino, July 11-12, 2008–A Call to Action for Design with Social Impact

“Being a designer is being a realistic optimistic,” this was one of Enzio Mazini’s key opening messages at the thought-provoking Changing the Change Conference that brought an international audience of educators, researchers, designers and practitioners among us to present our papers, share project case studies and ponder the state of design research today and into the future, particularly as it pertains to key issues of sustainability and social impact. READ MORE

July 2008

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Update on the Flintridge Operating Foundation Spring 2008 studio

It’s so exciting everytime we see Designmatters projects go from a final display on Art Center walls out into the community for real world application. Our project partner, Flintridge Operating Foundation, has recently added the Dilemmas Campaign, developed in our Spring studio collaboration, to their website for use and distribution by their partners. READ MORE

July 2008

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Human Rights Posters Featured on Design 21

The midterm work of this Summer’s transdisciplinary studies studio on human rights awareness is featured on Design 21, a social design network in partnership with UNESCO and Fellisimo. READ MORE