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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Safe Niños: Holistic Healing Environments at Concepcíon Campus

 

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The Aesthetics of Power: What Makes Good Design

 

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"The students were able to grasp the need and the reality of vulnerable communities and translate that information into creative yet realistic ideas. This was a great example of how design can contribute to furthering a cause."

Bianca Lomell, Regional Director for North America, Project Concern International (PCI)

A GOOD STOPPING POINT: SMOKING CESSATION CAMPAIGNS FOR LGBTQIA+

 

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

Penny Herscovitch and Dan Gottlieb, Associate Professors, Environmental Design

The (Re)Search for Inclusive Healthcare

 

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Designing Advocacy: Arts Education + Graphic Design Implementation

 

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Never Again 9066: Artists and Designers Against Asian Violence

 

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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: Fall 2023

Saturday, December 16th

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"Human-centered design requires that we stay sensitive to the cultural values of the community, helping them not just survive, but thrive."

Javier Palomares, Environmental Design, Faculty