CDes events this week -- March 28, 2011


Design Intersections 2011
Vital Signs: Design Thinking for Healthcare Innovation
Thursday, March 31, 2011, 11:30 am - 6 pm (reception follows), Coffman Memorial Union
More and more, healthcare organizations include the word innovation in their mission statements, but many fail to deliver. Design Intersections 2011 explores the role of design in healthcare innovation, including application of design thinking and methodologies as tools to improve, and in some cases, reinvent healthcare systems, delivery, environments, and experiences--small and large scale. Presentations will also include exploration of human factors and behavioral research, small- and large-scale systems, and more. Online registration closed March 24. For information about registering on site, contact Laura Walton at or 612-626-6385.


HGA Gallery (Rapson Hall)

Art, Design and Community Building
March 28 - May 1, 2011
In conjunction with the 2011 Bruner/Loeb Forum, which will be held in Minneapolis this year, this exhibition features a selection of projects which combine Art, Design and Community Building from across the U.S. Projects by the Rice Building Workshop (Houston), and the Detroit Collaborative Design Center (Detroit), along with projects by several other organizations who meld these disciplines together will be showcased in this exhibition.

ALA Library (Rapson Hall)

Layering Time and Motion: Paintings and Installation by Joonja Lee Mornes
through April 29, 2011
"...the allusive nature of her well-crafted meditations [are] able to effortlessly shrink and expand scale, radiate and absorb light, and mark and move time." -Garth Rockcastle

Goldstein Museum of Design (McNeal Hall)

Smart House, Livable Community, Your Future
through May 23, 2011
Where do you want to live when you grow older? For many people the answer is "at home." This exhibition explores the housing trend of aging in place by developing products and adaptive technologies that allow people to stay in their homes. Curated by Marilyn Bruin (Housing Studies) and graduate student Jodene Riha. Made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or