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.
ArtCenter / July 2019Read More
The students were engaged in very sophisticated research, debate and discussion in this studio, but what really impressed me, in the final production push, was that they were intelligently talking through the options, weighing each decision carefully. The final push was a very mature and professional working team. They worked like a real studio.Todd Masilko, Associate Professor, Interaction Design
ArtCenter / August 2019Read More
Core77 / July 2019Read More
An outcome of the 2011 Uncool Initiative.Read More
“The problem the students were trying to solve, in essence, was how to visualize data. These teams figured out ways to understand, digest and make data real. That’s a difficult task, but bringing together transdisciplinary students seemed to facilitate and accelerate the process. Each of them – product designers, graphic designers, advertising, etc. – was oriented to view and contribute in a unique way that added depth to the concepts.”Petrula Vrontikis, Instructor
A short film documenting a studio challenge to imagine design in the 2025 product year for lifestyle brand Vans.
Spring 2018 - Host Department: Humanities & SciencesRead More
"Art can create awareness and open a dialogue about topics that people wouldn’t otherwise talk about."Sharon Levy, Product Design, Student
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