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.

VAX for All: Design to Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy and Achieve Equity

 

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Mind Matters: Empowering Young People with Skills to Support Their Mental Wellbeing

 

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"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

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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"The students confronted important issues from personal vantage points, ultimately ensuring that others would care about them, too."

Sherry Hoffman, 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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Service for Community Change: Recruiting Mental Health Professionals of Color

 

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Kidmania: Beyond Books! Designing Digital and Physical Spaces for Teens

 

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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 2021

Saturday, August 21, 2021 10:00am (PDT)

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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