Introduction

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.

Our Mission

Through research, advocacy and action, Designmatters engages, empowers and leads an ongoing exploration of art and design as a positive force in society.

Wildfire Prevention and Preparation Campaign

 

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Birthing Barriers: Designing for Black Birth Equity

 

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"In a time when we are bombarded with imagery, it was an amazing experience to really understand the power of design as a vital communication tool."

Christina Nizar, Graphic Design, Student

Designmatters Guest Faculty – Dr. Carlene Olivia Fider

 

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Healing Buddies: 2020 IDSA International Design Excellence Award Winner

IDSA / August 2020

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“Sustainability remains the most important idea of the 21st century: that is, that a regenerative and reciprocal relationship with the planet (and its inhabitants) is possible and will ensure our survival.”

Heidrun Mumper-Drumm, Product Design, H&S and Graphic Design Faculty & Director of Sustainability Initiatives

ArtCenter Faculty Members Receive $200,000 Grant to Improve Online Archive Access for Those With Disabilities

Pasadena Now / January 2021

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Bee Lab: Designing for Wild Bee Conservation & Biodiversity

 

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Detectable Preventable: Promoting Colorectal Cancer Screenings Within the Filipino-American Community

 

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DESIGNMATTERS MINOR IN SOCIAL INNOVATION

A transcripted course of study for ArtCenter undergraduate students in social innovation

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FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

ArtCenter students are embedded in host organizations for one full 14-week academic term to work on high-level projects.

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Graduation and Grad Show: Summer 2022

Saturday, August 20, 2021 10:00am (PDT)

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These solutions are indeed subjective – this isn’t solving a clear-cut math problem – and that proved to be the most difficult aspect of the project. The solutions, however, do address all the key elements, massaged by the student’s vision.”

Dennis Lee, Faculty, Advertising