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.
A comprehensive companion piece published in conjunction with The Great Southern California ShakeOut.
“Each student brings individual life experiences, diverse cultural upbringings, varied interests and perspectives to the subject displaying the many ways see and converse about a problem.”Krystina Castella, Faculty, Product Design
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"Art can create awareness and open a dialogue about topics that people wouldn’t otherwise talk about."Sharon Levy, Product Design, Student
A multilevel project to design and develop innovative methods to improve health services for remote Kenyan communities.Read More
"I learned how to work with and for others and how to put the client’s needs above my own. I had to know everything about my target user and create with them in mind."Jie Gu, Student, Interaction Design
A transcripted course of study for ArtCenter undergraduate students in social innovationRead More
ArtCenter students are embedded in host organizations for one full 14-week academic term to work on high-level projects.Read More