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The Miami Design Collaborative, led by the School of Fine Arts, is a multi-disciplinary design initiative at Miami University that brings together students and faculty from throughout campus to develop expertise in design thinking and to implement that knowledge through complex, team-based, problem-solving experiences. Existing design-based experiences and new initiatives have the opportunity to cluster together under one umbrella to position, promote and clarify relationships and opportunities.


The Miami Design Collaborative was established in 2009. The Collaborative reports to the Deans of Miami’s five divisions (College of Arts & Science; School of Engineering and Applied Science; School of Education, Health & Society; School of Fine Arts; and the Farmer School of Business, with the School of Fine Arts being the lead division. MDC is led by a director and steering committee with representatives from disciplines across the university.



Apple features Miami Innovation Course

During the spring of 2011, a team of faculty from the Miami Design Collaborative created a new course entitled CFA111: Innovation, Creativity & Design Thinking. ... MORE


John Foster speaks on April 12

John Foster, Head of Talent and Organization for Hulu, will be speaking at Miami on Thursday, April 12 at 6:30pm in Room 1 Alumni Hall. He will be ... MORE


What Do We Know About Social Design?

You are invited to attend a lecture by  designer Mike Weikert entitled: What Do We Know About Social Design? Wednesday Feb 29 at 7:30 in Hiestand 221 Weikert will discuss the emerging ... MORE