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.

Never Again 9066: Artists and Designers Against Asian Violence

 

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It Is That Deep: Thoughts on Teaching

 

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"As an artist, my primary aspiration is to connect with other human beings. What better way to actually do so than by actually making a difference in someone’s life?"

Fatima Ghanavi, Graphic Design, Student

Safe Niños: Holistic Healing Environments at Concepcíon Campus

 

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Designing Advocacy: Arts Education + Graphic Design Implementation

 

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A GOOD STOPPING POINT: SMOKING CESSATION CAMPAIGNS FOR LGBTQIA+

 

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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

The (Re)Search for Inclusive Healthcare

 

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Safe Niños: Games, Stories, and Animations to prevent Childhood Burns

 

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Branded: How Brands Shape Ideas, Identities and Society

 

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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: Spring 2024

Saturday, April 27th

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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