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CFA111: Good Design

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

CFA 111 Innovation, Creativity, and Design Thinking is currently being taught during the spring semester and is the new foundation course for the Design Thinking Certificate program being offered by the Miami Design Collaborative. It is also an Honors-Hybrid course at Miami and counts for fine arts and formal reasoning categories in the Miami Liberal [...]

MDC and AIMS Receive Apple Challenge-based Learning Grant

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

AIMS and the Miami Design Collaborative have received a grant from Apple to participate in the training and implementation of their Challenge-based Learning initiative. On January 23-25, Michael Bailey-Van Kuren, Peg Faimon and Glenn Platt will travel toDallas to be trained in CBL, and then will implement those skills and idea into a new course being offered [...]

Visualizing Eastern Europe

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Summer Study-Abroad Program May 23 – June 20, 2011 This course will investigate current trends in interactive design and social media throughout Eastern Europe, within the context of the culture, history and people. Students will learn about design and visualization principles and social media strategies. Each student will be responsible for a self-authored project. The project will consist of [...]

American Greetings Workshop a Success!

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

On Friday, April 16, twelve talented Miami University students presented their work at American Greetings headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. The six design and six writing students were part of workshop that paired four multi-disciplinary teams with AG creative directors. The students created new greeting card concepts for Generation Y. During the visit to Cleveland the [...]

American Greetings holds card concept workshop

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“Innovative thinkers will join together this spring to participate in a workshop hosted by the American Greetings Corporation at Miami University. A chosen group of design and writing students working through the Miami Design Collaborative (MDC) will participate in a greeting card concept workshop Friday, April 9 in Hiestand Hall.” Read more in the Miami [...]

Students Collaborate with Industry Professionals

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

During the spring semester Miami’s design students will have the opportunity to work with three different industry leaders. Interbrand, a global branding firm, will work with students to reconceptualize the P&G Eukanuba dog and cat food brands. This will include new logo ideas, packaging, and in-store concepts. In addition, LPK Design, another premier branding firm, [...]

Developing Leaders for the Next Decade

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Image via Wikipedia I woke up this New Year’s morning to BusinessWeek’s Innovation section – thought it would be a great way to start the new decade. One of the featured articles this morning was “How to Nurture Future Leaders: Design thinking brings creative techniques to business. The only problem? No one can agree on [...]

Plans for Fall: New Home and Possible Certificate Program

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

The Miami Design Collaborative, which officially started in January 2009, has been assigned it’s first official home on the campus of Miami University. Thanks to the generosity of the School of Fine Arts and Dean Jim Lentini, we’ll have space in Hiestand Hall, in collaboration with the Hiestand Galleries. The brainstorming/conferencing room will be a [...]

Miami design team takes 10th in international competition

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

A student team from the Departments of Art and Architecture & Interior Design placed 10th in the Food for Thought International Idea competition 2009. More than 100 entries were submitted representing 26 different countries and 63 different cities. The competition was sponsored by the 24/7 Sandwichshop and asked contestants to design an eating facility challenging [...]

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  • John Foster speaks on April 12
    no responses - Posted 03.29.12
    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 giving an inspiring lecture on the connection between wellness and innovation. Below is a recent blog post from John's blog: jfconnex.com: Be well. Work better. When I think of wellness, I get images of Richard Simmons ... continue
  • What Do We Know About Social Design?
    no responses - Posted 02.28.12
    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 field of social design and the lack of clarity and definition around it (not just in the context of the general public, but even within the field of design). Then he'll share experiences from ... continue
  • Apple features Miami Innovation Course
    no responses - Posted 12.27.11
    During the spring of 2011, a team of faculty from the Miami Design Collaborative created a new course entitled CFA111: Innovation, Creativity & Design Thinking. The faculty involved came from Graphic Design, Architecture, Interior Design, Engineering, Interactive Media Studies and Marketing, and the 80 students that enrolled represented all the divisions of the university, including Education, Business, Humanities, Sciences, Fine ... continue
  • Experiencing Arts & Culture: Paris 2012
    no responses - Posted 10.31.11
    During the summer of 2012, four multi-disciplinary faculty from the School of Fine Arts are collaborating to create a new thematic sequence focused on the integrated arts. Students will travel to Paris for an immersive series of three courses that focus on the global importance and impact of the integrated creative arts (e.g.: architecture, interior design, theatre, studio arts, graphic design, ... continue
  • Year of the Arts & Design for Social Impact
    no responses - Posted 10.10.11
    Academic year 2011-12 has been officially named the “Year of the Arts” at Miami University. As described on the School of Fine Arts website: “Each and every year, the arts at Miami University inspire, educate, and inform the campus community and region from the classroom to the stage with over 200 performances, exhibitions, and special events. To honor the invaluable ... continue
  • Acton Lake Watershed Research Center Multi-disciplinary Project
    no responses - Posted 08.10.11
    The Multi-disciplinary Design Studio had a unique opportunity this spring (2011) to participate in the designing phases of an NSF Grant proposal for a Watershed Research Center at Acton Lake (near Oxford, Ohio). Collaborating architecture, interior and graphic design students in four different design teams, students were asked to design and develop information and exhibit graphics that would potentially be ... continue
  • Acton Lake Watershed Research Center
    no responses - Posted 08.09.11
    a multidisciplinary design project by Samantha Perkins The Multi-disciplinary Design Studio had a unique opportunity this spring (2011) to participate in the designing phases of an NSF Grant proposal for a Watershed Research Center at Acton Lake (near Oxford, Ohio). Collaborating architecture, interior and graphic design students in four different design teams, students were asked to design and develop information and exhibit ... continue