–An intro from Don Carr, Design MFA coordinator
Each year I look forward to exploring the various connections between the most recent collection of MFA thesis projects. Viewed as a collective, they represent the culmination of ideas that began more than 12 months ago. Looking back, it would be an understatement to suggest that much has changed during this period of time.
If the definition of Design is ‘to plan’ and ‘to adapt’ then as designers our goal is to offer ways to empower people to address the challenges of individuals as they embrace the new normal.
From a design research perspective, there are several themes that this work looks to address. One theme being that college students have become immersed in a sea of information. So much so, that they’ll seek-out design interventions that bolster their organization and time management efforts or serve as an oasis to decompress and destress.
This event was first published on May 1, 2020 and last updated on May 13, 2020.