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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 [...]

Faimon and Platt Speak at SxSW2010

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

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 [...]

The Inverted Classroom

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Check out the recent post by Shafeen Charania, on his blog Synthesis. He talks about the innovative work of our own MDC Steering Committee member, Glenn Platt. Back in 2000, Glenn and his colleague Maureen Lage, published work describing the the concept of the inverted classroom, where students view video lectures on their own time, [...]

MDC Director Authors Book

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

The Designer’s Guide to Business and Careers: How to Succeed on the Job or on Your Own has the tools designers need to get their careers off to strong starts – and maintain them for the long haul. Peg Faimon, a Miami University professor of graphic design, director of the Miami Design Collaborative, and co-director [...]

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 [...]

Miami Alumnus to Work with Design Initiative

Monday, October 20th, 2008

10/20/08, Miami University e-Report John Foster, Miami ’85, will work with members of the Miami Design Collaborative (MDC) Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 21 and 22. Foster is head of talent and organizational development for IDEO, an international design consultancy firm founded in 1991 in Palo Alto, Calif. The company is known for its “deep dive” [...]

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    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