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.
"Being part of this program helped remind me of the importance of the design process, and ultimately why design matters."Greg Philpott, Founder and President, mDialog
ArtCenter / February 2018Read More
“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 / January 2018Read More
“We do not design in a vacuum; we design for the world, in the world.”David Mocarski, Chair, Environmental Design
Fast Company Design / December 2017Read More
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