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“The problem the students were trying to solve, in essence, was how to visualize data. These teams figured out ways to understand, digest and make data real. That’s a difficult task, but bringing together transdisciplinary students seemed to facilitate and accelerate the process. Each of them – product designers, graphic designers, advertising, etc. – was oriented to view and contribute in a unique way that added depth to the concepts.”

Petrula Vrontikis, Instructor

"These projects help every design student see what is on the other side, and opens the door to making the impossible a possibility of hope."

Armie Pasa and Gabriel La 'O, Product Design, Students

CITES Project for the U.S. Department of the Interior

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A collaboration with the U.S. Department of Interior to raise awareness and effect policy change regarding illegal trafficking of endangered species in Chile.

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Real Change Movement

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A real-world outreach to create long-term, self-sustaining design solutions to harness the community’s compassion and reduce homelessness in Pasadena.

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The Aquarium of the Pacific: Open Ocean Project

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In the Open Ocean studio, Designmatters students created a public awareness campaign for the Aquarium of the Pacific centered on the topic of ocean exploration.

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