Design Education

Interjection / Integration: Devising Charrettes and Critiques for EGD Classrooms

Charrettes and critiques can be devised specifically for experiential graphic design course goals and assignments in order to inform design process and final project outcomes in particular and unanticipated ways. For the purposes of this paper, charrette refers to a planned, intensive and timed experience that is strategically directed toward the investigation and solution of a specific design goal or objective. The term critique implies a group dialogue, analysis or assessment of work during a particular phase of design process. Diverse approaches to these considerations are explored and illustrated within this paper.

Klaus Bjerager

Klaus Bjerager has worked with IA and wayfinding over the years in two different capacities: as an information architect (both in the "traditional" analog way and as defined by Morville and Rosenfield for the web) and as an educator.

Frederiksberg, Denmark

Katherine Hepworth

Dr. Katherine Hepworth is an Assistant Professor of Visual Journalism at the Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno.

During her PhD, Dr. Katherine Hepworth developed a method for utilizing graphic design artifacts as key evidence in political histories. To test this method, she wrote a history of governance in Victoria, from settlement to the present day, using local government logos, crests and seals from around the State as primary source material.

Katherine Hepworth
Reno, NV

Michael Gerbino

Michael Gerbino studied graphic design and photography at Pratt Institute. Prior to forming Archigrafika in 2008, he owned the interdisciplinary design firm MGNYC and worked for Graphis, the international journal of visual communication, as the Director of Publications.

Michael Gerbino, Archigrafika
Archigrafika
New York

Nik Hafermaas

Nik Hafermaas is an international award-winning artist, designer, and educational leader. His Los Angeles-based artist platform Ueberall conceives and produces data-driven art installations converging digital media and spatial experiences. His artist team produced the data-driven sculptures eCLOUD for San Jose International Airport and Airfield for Atlanta International Airport and is currently creating landmark art pieces for the San Diego International Airport and for the new North Precinct Police Headquarters in Seattle.

Nik Hafermass
UEBERSEE
Los Angeles

Toward an Experiential Future

Design education is currently facing one of the most significant shifts since computers were integrated into design nearly three decades ago. You could call it a turning point, a shift, or a call to action. The reality is that the design foundations taught today are simply not enough to prepare emerging designers for practice in a rapidly changing, digitally embedded, experiential-driven world.

University of Colorado Boulder

B EnvD

Undergraduate students in the Program in Environmental Design come to Boulder to prepare for a career in one of the design professions.  Applicants to the program should possess a strong high school or equivalent academic background, including four years of English and math, and at least three years of natural science (including physics and/or biology) and social science. Extra course work in math, social studies, and the arts and humanities is recommended.

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