Spend Two Weeks in Italy Studying Graphic Design
Spend two weeks studying visual communication — especially typography — in Venice and Rome, the birthplace of Western typographic tradition. This workshop in design history, theory and practice will be an intensive period of study that enables students to research and analyze the roots of typography, while practicing contemporary design with Italian and American designers and design historians.
Matt Owens says GOOD-bye to 2008
Matt Owens, founding member of Athletics, teamed up with GOOD Magazine to review 2008 in a short video collaboration.
The Iterations of Dot Dot Dot
We've been making some improvements to the Dot Dot Dot Lectures based on feedback we've received from the post-event surveys. After each lecture, we send out a survey to each attendee, asking for feedback. How appropriate was the venue (a bar)? We have 10-minute lectures—a bit of an unusual format. Are they too short? Who else would attendees like to see speak?
Faculty in the News: Product Design, Renegades, and Shortcuts in Web Design
MFA Interaction Design future faculty in the news for designing products, being renegades, and developing shortcuts.
Lecture: “The Modularists,” February 18
Wed, February 18 | 6:30-8:30PM
The insight required to craft modular systems requires designers to think through several variations of form and function — often beyond the original intent of an object, product, or service. Four guest lecturers will examine a range of projects and trends in modular design.
RSS Feed Changes
Those interested in following only MFA Interaction Design Events can now do so via a separate RSS feed. There are now two feeds: one for department news, another for events.
Requested Reading Recommendations
Upon the request of readers, we asked faculty to recommend books for an interaction design reading list. These could be landmark texts, underdogs, or critical reads, or stepping stones to other fields. The following is what resulted from our request, comprising in part: a sneak preview of what will be assigned in courses; what some consider to be cornerstone interaction design texts; and what some consider important connections to other fields.
Clive Thompson on Finding Genius
Last month, at the December Lecture series, "The Interviewers," Clive Thompson spoke on how to find genius in an interview: