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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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

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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“When I see really powerful student projects happen it’s because the students have genuinely become interested in and care about who will be using, seeing or encountering their design. It’s an exercise in empathy.”

Arden Stern, Humanities & Sciences, Faculty

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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“Innovation emerges out of a deep partnership between design students and community members.”

Penny Herscovitch and Dan Gottlieb, Associate Professors, Environmental Design