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We are excited to share department news, event information, snapshots of student life and videos from the MFA Products of Design program. Check back frequently for updates.

Teaching Through Technology: An interview with Liz Arum

Teaching Through Technology: An interview with Liz Arum
The Teaching Through Technology (TTT) is a one-week intensive workshop for experienced educators in the design of learning experiences using design strategies and emerging technologies. The workshop brings together the teaching practices of experienced teachers with design-driven approaches to the application of technology for teaching and learning. Participants explore the hardest teaching and classroom challenges, and will develop, prototype, and refine new and engaging approaches that advance teaching practice. Participants will leave with a roadmap to apply these techniques in… READ POST

Announcing The Inaugural Thesis Presentation: May 8, 2014

Announcing The Inaugural Thesis Presentation: May 8, 2014
We invite you to attend F1RST: The Masters Thesis showcase presentations of the inaugural graduating class of the MFA in Products of Design program. The day will kick off with opening remarks from Allan Chochinov, chair of the program, followed by a Keynote talk from from celebrated author and social theorist Douglas Rushkoff, author of over a dozen bestselling books including Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now. Following the keynote, the 15 graduating masters students will each present their year-long thesis work, comprised… READ POST

Snapshots from our 2014 DESIGN:MATCH Job Fair!

Snapshots from our 2014 DESIGN:MATCH Job Fair!
We'll add a bunch more, but here are some snapshots from Friday's first-ever job fair at the MFA Products of Design department. Thanks to the following companies and organizations for attending!: Luminary Labs, Google Creative Lab, IBM Design, GOOD, Unicef Innovation, Big Spaceship, Frog Design, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation, WhatIf Innovation Partners, Smart Design, Johnson&Johnson, MakerBot, SYPartners, Fjord, Quirky, Nike Foundation, Ebay, Method, Fab.com, Tom Nicholson | Arc Angel Fund, ReBoot, and LittleBits. And special thanks to Luminary Labs for sponsoring the "live… READ POST

Leading Firms to Attend PoD Recruitment Event

On March 14th, the MFA Products of Design program will hold its 2014 recruitment event, welcoming some of the most progressive and influential organizations, companies, and brands in the world. The event will feature one-on-one meetings between potential employers and graduating and first-year students. They will discuss project work, internship opportunities, full time positions, freelance work and project partnerships. Attendees confirmed for the event include: IDEO, Luminary Labs, Instructables, Google Creative Lab, IBM Design, GOOD, Unicef Innovation, Apple, Big Spaceship, Frog Design,… READ POST

Spring 2014 Visiting Lecture Series Announced!

We are thrilled to announce our Visiting Lecture Series lineup for the Spring 2014 semester: Panthea Lee, Founder of ReBoot: Thursday, January 16, 2014 Matthew Manos, Founder of A VeryNice Design Studio: Thursday, January 21, 2014 Tom Gerhardt, Founder, Studio Neat: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 [This lecture is open to the public, but seating is very limited; RSVP here.] Emily Pilloton, Founder of Project H: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Steven Heller, Author: Thursday, April 3, 2014 Cameron Tonkinwise, Director, CMU: Thursday, April… READ POST