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Design Cycles: Goldstein Museum Explores Biking in Minnesota

Can you imagine using a phone designed in the 19th century? Or driving a Model T? Remarkably, bike frames have remained relatively unchanged since the invention of the safety bicycle in 1876. Design Cycles, the latest exhibition from the Goldstein Museum of De …

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in Architecture
CSBR Helps Roll Out Next Round of MN Energy Efficiency Standards

State-funded projects that begin schematic design on or after January 1, 2015 will now achieve an energy and carbon reduction of 70 percent, putting us on the path to achieve net zero by 2030.

CSBR Helps Roll Out Next Round of MN Energy Efficiency Standards
in Scholarships
Sarah Kendzior (Retail) Wins National Retail Federation Next Generation Scholarship

The award recognizes outstanding students pursuing careers in retail who have demonstrated the passion and purpose lead the field into the future.

Sarah Kendzior (Retail) Wins National Retail Federation Next Generation Scholarship
in Apparel Design
REVEL Fashion Show on Display in Rapson Hall

See samples and inspiration REVEL lines at the Apparel Design Fashion Show Exhibition, in the Rapson Hall HGA gallery through May 10.

REVEL Fashion Show on Display in Rapson Hall
in Announcements
Dean Fisher Announces Leadership Change

After nearly two decades as dean, I've made the decision that this will be my last semester as Dean of the College of Design.

Dean Fisher Announces Leadership Change
in Product Design
Jamey Berg (BS Interior '14) Licenses Class Assignment

Thanks to community partners and a clever assignment, Berg turned her homework into a royalty agreement.

Jamey Berg (BS Interior '14) Licenses Class Assignment
in Architecture
AIAS-MN Receives Chapter Honor Award

The Chapter Honor is the highest award, given in recognition of consistent growth and stability and outstanding educational and professional programs to its members and community.

AIAS-MN Receives Chapter Honor Award
in Product Design
Local Breweries Tap into Student Designs

Product Form & Model Making designed beer tap handles for Fair State Brewing Cooperative, Excelsior Brewing Company, and Mighty Axe Hops.

Local Breweries Tap into Student Designs
in Alumni
DSAB and Centennial Celebration Honored with Pride of CASE V Awards

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education presented two Pride of CASE V Awards to the College of Design, in honor of outstanding achievement in developing and implementing alumni programs and communications.

DSAB and Centennial Celebration Honored with Pride of CASE V Awards
in Alumni
In Memoriam: Robert Cooke (BArch '60)

Cooke will be remembered as a gracious, sophisticated man of notable talent and professional achievement, with keen abilities to lead, organize, and mentor others.

In Memoriam: Robert Cooke (BArch '60)
in Interior Design
Combating Sex Trafficking with Culturally Sensitive Design

"Culturally sensitive design, through its emphasis on a collaborative and synergistic approach, can become an integral means in the fight to end trafficking and help victims heal in culturally sensitive ways."

Combating Sex Trafficking with Culturally Sensitive Design
in Retail Merchandising
Marketing Motorcycles to Millennials

"I never thought that I would be attending an Expo for motorcycles and ATVs, let alone teaching dealers in the industry how to display products in their dealerships."

Marketing Motorcycles to Millennials
in Graphic Design
Holiday Greetings! Mascot Cookies and Stop Motion Kalers

Karen Kaler asked Daniel Jasper's Text and Image class to design a holiday greeting card from the Office of the President.

Holiday Greetings! Mascot Cookies and Stop Motion Kalers
in Architecture
Be 1 in 100: Support the Architecture Centennial Scholarship

Give architecture students the opportunity to create a better tomorrow.

Be 1 in 100: Support the Architecture Centennial Scholarship
in Landscape Architecture
Growing Healthy Food and a Thriving Community

Senior Research Fellow Virajita Singh noted that it's unusual for a hospital to invest in wellness: "they're looking way upstream to ask: 'how do we build practices of health anchored in the community?'"

Growing Healthy Food and a Thriving Community
in Graphic Design
Advertising, Consumption, and Graphic Design

Students Ron Ott's graphic design class Design and its Discontents recorded everything they consumed for thirty days, blogged about the experience, and designed a response.

Advertising, Consumption, and Graphic Design
in Interior Design
Designing Tomorrow's Classrooms

Students in Tina Patel's senior interior design studio imagined the classrooms of the future for the Natural Talent Competition, hosted by the Minnesota Chapter of the US Green Building Council.

Designing Tomorrow's Classrooms
in Alumni
Ted Johnson, Designer and Engineer, Receives Outstanding Achievement Award

Johnson's work has made technology more accessible to designers, while bringing design thinking to the business world. He continues to lead the field in developing tools to visualize temporal and spatial information.

Ted Johnson, Designer and Engineer, Receives Outstanding Achievement Award
in Alumni
The Value of Design Education: Q&A with Richard Murphy, Jr.

Richard Murphy Jr. (BLA '75, BED '75, MBA '86), longtime mentor and adjunct faculty member, works at the intersection of business, design, and sustainability.

The Value of Design Education: Q&A with Richard Murphy, Jr.
in Retail Merchandising
Natural Meets Modern in New WAM Window Display

Emily Lowe, Maddie Blake, and Keegan Brown were inspired by our state's natural beauty, the visual feel of the WAM shop, and an Anthropologie retail display of tie-dyed t-shirts.

Natural Meets Modern in New WAM Window Display
in Landscape Architecture
Alumni and Faculty Plan, Design, and Implement New Dakota County Park

Fourteen alumni and faculty contributed to the mission, vision, design, and implementation of recently-opened Whitetail Woods Regional Park.

Alumni and Faculty Plan, Design, and Implement New Dakota County Park
in Apparel Design
Culturally Appropriate Active Wear Keeps East African Girls at the Top of Their Game

Apparel design graduate students and Tucker Center researchers are working with East African middle school girls to design culturally appropriate active wear.

Culturally Appropriate Active Wear Keeps East African Girls at the Top of Their Game
in College Events
Blu Dot Talks Business, Branding, and Inspiration at Design Intersections

Maurice Blanks and his partners "never see a transition from thinking about the business to thinking about design."

Blu Dot Talks Business, Branding, and Inspiration at Design Intersections
in Alumni
Design Alumni Honored for International and Local Service

Nedret and Mark Butler (both BA Arch '72 and BArch '73) and Richard Murphy (BLA '75, BED '75, MBA '86) will receive Alumni Service Awards from the UMAA at this week's Alumni Awards Celebration.

Design Alumni Honored for International and Local Service
in Product Design
Eat Your [Well-Designed] Veggies

What do knife skills and flavor pairings have to do with design?

Eat Your [Well-Designed] Veggies
in Interior Design
Illuminating the Connection between Education and Industry

The students incorporated design elements from ceiling beams, the refraction of light, fungi, and more; and their concepts and products were as varied as these inspirations.

Illuminating the Connection between Education and Industry
in Apparel Design
Argot Glove to Text from Space

Anna Peshock and Julia Duvall designed a glove that lets astronauts type text messages and emails on their fingers, without any handheld device.

Argot Glove to Text from Space
in Interior Design
James Judge (BS Interior Design '10) Flips Homes Designed for Comfort and Functionality

"Flipping Diaries" documents each of his projects, and his goal is to turn it into a television show and product line to inspire others to tackle improvement projects or even invest in a home to flip.

James Judge (BS Interior Design '10) Flips Homes Designed for Comfort and Functionality
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