The Designmatters educational platform at ArtCenter College of Design joins collaboration with experimentation, experience with reflection, problem-solving with problem-discovery, and purpose with action.
Through research, advocacy and action, Designmatters engages, empowers and leads an ongoing exploration of art and design as a positive force in society.
“It is one thing to know and design for an ‘end user’, but it’s another to sit across from someone in their own living room and hear their personal story. It humanizes the work we do and gives it meaning and value.”Narbeh Dereghishian, Product Design '10,
ArtCenter / February 2017Read More
Print Magazine / February 2017Read More
“I have been impressed with our student’s ability to create thoughtful design narratives, that can literally change the trajectory of people’s lives, whether it’s on a humanitarian level, or emotional, psychological level.”James Meraz, Environmental Design Faculty
Design Observer / January 2017Read More
A flexible course of study in design for social innovation for ArtCenter undergraduate students.Read More
ArtCenter students are embedded in host organizations for one full 14-week academic term to work on high-level projects.Read More