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.
"All of a sudden, I wasn’t a student working in a classroom in Pasadena, but a person with responsibility and potential to change the world."Jonathan Goldman Advertising, Student
Fall 2014 - Host Department: Product DesignRead More
Social Design Insights / May 2019Read More
Students address the vital need for coastal communities of Southern California to have a clear and engaging message about the risks and hazards of tsunamis.Read More
“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
"Cultural production and design must go hand in hand as we seek to improve the condition of our world."Najeeba Syeed-Miller, Western Justice Center Foundation
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