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 [...]
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 [...]
During the Creativity and Learning Symposium on March 26, Peg Faimon, Director of the Miami Design Collaborative, created mindmaps to capture the character of the conversations happening throughout the day. Four major questions were discussed and summarized: “How do you describe engaged learning?” “How can we create new opportunities for engaged learning?” “What patterns did [...]
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 [...]
The School of Fine Arts and Miami Design Collaborative are co-hosting a symposium at the Marcum Conference Center from 10:00am-3:00pm on Friday, March 26. This event, co-sponsored with the School of Education, Health and Society, is titled Creativity and Learning, and focuses on the discussion of multiple frameworks for the engaged university. The interactive session [...]
On Saturday, March 13, Glenn Platt and Peg Faimon presented “Universities in the ‘Free’ Era” to an audience of 500 at the South by Soutwest (SxSW) interactive conference in Austin, TX. This internationally renowned event has thousands of attendees each year, and draws some of the most innovative professionals and academics from the interactive field. The [...]
“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 [...]
MiamiDesign200 symposium on creativity, design and innovation took place on April 15 and 16. This event was a unique collaboration between academic programs and organizations on campus – the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies, the Performing Arts Series, and the Miami Design Collaborative. This key Miami Bicentennial Celebration event featured Philip Glass in solo [...]
Symposium on Creativity, Design and Innovation is coming soon!! Co-sponsored by the Miami University Performing Arts Series, Miami Design Collaborative, and Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies this two-day event, featuring Philip Glass, will take place on April 15 and 16. Please visit miamidesign200.muohio.edu for more information! Visit the free lectures and panel discussion. Speakers/Design [...]
Join us for “Coffee with TED” on Friday, January 30 at 11:00am in the Benton Hall Lobby.
Join us for the first “Coffee with TED” on Friday, January 16 at 10:00am in the Atrium of Alumni Hall.
I just returned from the annual meeting and conference for the International Digital Media and Arts Association. This year’s event was held in beautiful Savannah, Georgia at the amazing facilities of SCAD – Savannah College of Art and Design. It was a fascinating conference with about 125 academics and industry professionals in attendance. Glenn Platt, [...]
During the IDEO Deep Dive two dozen undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and professionals formed teams to brainstorm ideas/answers to questions that formed from the earlier observation process. John Foster from IDEO set up the following brainstorming rules: 1. Encourage wild ideas 2. Build on others 3. One voice at a time 4. Be visual [...]