Date Posted:12/2/2011Full Press Release
Arissa Wheeler, a fourth year student in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction’s Department of Industrial and Graphic Design, has successfully submitted a $50,000 grant proposal to the Pepsi Refresh Project. Her project, “Bring Free Health Screenings to Rural Populations,” was developed in her junior studio class in spring semester 2010 as part of her work on the Industrial Design Rural Health Initiative under the direction of Professor Bret H. Smith and with the support of the School of Nursing, the College of Veterinary Medicine and others. The studio designed a cost efficient and user-friendly delivery system for free health screenings. Wheeler took it upon herself, with support from Professor Smith, to develop a proposal for the Pepsi Refresh Project to continue the work that she started in the studio because she feels that free health screenings for underserved populations are a critical need. This grant will fund a pilot program that will produce a model for mobile health screening clinics that is easily replicable throughout the state and the nation. Voting is open to the public, and all Auburn family and friends are encouraged to vote once a day until December 31. To vote and to learn more about the project, go to www.refresheverything.com/freehealthscreenings
or text 104566 to Pepsi (73774). Standard text messaging rates apply. As Clark Lundell, Head of the Department of Industrial and Graphic Design says, “It’s all in for Arissa!”
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Arissa Wheeler, AU Industrial Design Student, is competing for funding in the national Pepsi Refresh Project. With your vote, her proposal to "Bring Free Health Screening to Rural Populations" can become a reality.
Her project, “Bring Free Health Screenings to Rural Populations,” was developed this spring as part of her work on the Industrial Design Rural Health Initiative under the direction of Professor Bret H. Smith and with the support of the School of Nursing, the College of Veterinary Medicine and others. Wheeler took it upon herself, with support from Professor Smith, to develop a proposal for the Pepsi Refresh Project to continue the work that she started in the studio because she feels that free health screenings for underserved populations are a critical need.
Voting is open to the public, and all Auburn family and friends are encouraged to vote once a day until December 31. To vote and to learn more about the project, go to www.refresheverything.com/freehealthscreenings
or text 104566 to Pepsi (73774). Standard text messaging rates apply.
As Clark Lundell, Head of the Department of Industrial and Graphic Design says, “It’s all in for Arissa!”
Follow up email blasts before finals and before the break.
Annual Graphic Design Juried Student Exhibition, was held in the Biggin Gallery on Monday, March 8, 2010. The show was judged by Pentagram Partner and Austin Texas native DJ Stout. Mr. Stout commented on several occasions that the student show was particularly strong and that it was particularly outstanding in the area of corporate Identity.
Student graphic Design show winners were:
Best in Show-
- Emily Bennett (Raw Pickin’s Identity work) Book Award
Merit Award winners:
- Bethany Heck (Gas Light District ID manual) Merit Award
- Tyler Porter (Pop Up Identity) Merit award
- Julia Choi (Richard Matheson book) Book Award
- Shannon Algood ( Jalapeno Tea Box) Merit Award
- Julia Choi (How much I love you book design) Book Award
- Julia Choi (Cooking brochure) Merit Award
- Ryan Lundy (Headlen vs FJ) Book Award
- Bethany Heck (Lou Dorfsman poster) Merit Award
Katie Lloyd (Draw off poster) Merit Award
- Bethany Heck (Gas Light District ID manual) Book Award
Julie Spain (Tango ID) Merit Award
- Kelsey Primo (Platform) Book Award
Erika Bilbo (Form Magazine) Merit Award
- Will Dove (Kindle “Drummer Project”) Book Award
Betsy Munger ( Postcards) Merit Award
- Bailey Parkerson (Rural America Stamps) Book Award
- Bethany Heck (Side Kick Poster) Book Award
- Coleen Lyman (Read Your Mind Poster) Merit Award
- Bethany Heck (End Grain Web site) Book Award
- Ashley Hollis Everett (Design Habitat Website) Merit Award
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SylvanSport founder and 1989 Auburn Industrial Design graduate, Thomas Dempsey, will be bringing his award-winning SylvanSport GO to be on display in Wallace Hall during the Designing Green sustainable design competition, February 17-18. Described as “an energy efficient backpack on wheels,” the GO is much more than a traditional pull-behind travel trailer. Lightweight enough to be towed by almost any vehicle—even a Prius, the GO can make a quick transform from a low-profile trailer to camper in minutes. It was named “Gear of the Year by National Geographic Adventure and Men’s Health Magazines, and it won an IDSA/Business Week GOLD award for Leisure and recreation products. Designing Green events begin at 8:30 a.m. on February 17 and end with a cookout on Wallace lawn at 12:30 p.m. on February 18. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sylvia Jackson at 334-844-2364 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Randall Bartlett, Associate Professor of Industrial Design in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction, was selected as one DesignIntelligence’s “Most Admired Educators of 2011.” This is the second year in a row that Bartlett has been named to this prestigious list. Each year, DesignIntelligence compiles a list of the 25 top professors and education leaders “who exemplify excellence in design education leadership.” This list is chosen by the DesignIntelligence staff with input from hundreds of design professionals, educators and students. Only two other schools (University of Minnesota and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) have two entries on the “Most Admired Educators of 2011” list
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Aubie stopped by the DIGD Design Interaction cookout to welcome the featured speakers: Lee Clark, Interactive Art Director at Disney’s Yellow Shoes and a 1998 alumnus of the Auburn University graphic design program, and Bruce Claxton, Senior Director of Design Integration at Motorola
Designing Green, the College of Architecture, Design and Construction’s Department of Industrial + Graphic Design’s annual student sustainable design competition, will be held on February 17–18, at Wallace Hall. Sponsored by the student chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of American (IDSA), this year’s Designing Green event will feature Laura Clemons, Founder/CEO of Collaborative Communities Management Company in Birmingham, AL , speaking on sustainable design at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 17, at Wallace Hall, room 107. Thomas Dempsey, Founder of SylvanSport and a 1989 graduate of Industrial Design, will be bringing his award-winning SylvanSport GO for display in Wallace Hall during Designing Green and will make a presentation at 9:30 a.m. in Wallace 107. The sustainable design competition will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 17, when student teams are given the challenge to design and build a product completely from scrap, recycled and/or recyclable materials. Judging will take place on Friday, February 18, at 12:30 p.m. and a cookout on Wallace lawn will follow. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sylvia Jackson at 334-844-2364 or email@example.com
Designing Green Schedule
Thursday, Feb 17
Wallace Hall 107 & 111
Friday, Feb 18
Wallace Hall Lawn
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The College of Architecture, Design and Construction’s Department of Industrial + Graphic Design will present its annual Juried Student Show on February 17–25, at Biggin Gallery. The Juried Student Show is an annual exhibition and a competitive show featuring the year's best work by DIGD Graphic Design students. Students submit their work in the following categories: Typography, Identity, Publication Design, Poster Design, Interactive Design, Package Design, Illustration, Photography and Collaboration/Environmental Design. The show is open to the public in Biggin Gallery beginning Thursday, February 17, at 8 a.m., and runs through Friday, February 25. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Juried Student Show also will feature a talk by guest lecturer and juror, Michael Alfano, on February 18, at 3:00 p.m., in Biggin Hall room 005. The opening reception and awards ceremony will take place Friday, February 18, from 4 to 6 p.m., in Biggin Foyer. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sylvia Jackson at 334-844-2364 or email@example.com
Juried Show Schedule
Thursday Feb 17—25
8 am – 4 pm
Gallery open for public viewing
4 pm—6 pm
Reception & Awards
in Biggin Foyer
HOW Design magazine compiles a list of U.S. design schools to help prospective students identify the best design programs. Seventy-six public and private design programs from across the United States made the list including Auburn University's Graphic Design program. Go to this link
to download a comprehensive list of U.S. design schools, as seen in the November issue of HOW.
Arissa Wheeler, a fourth year student in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction’’s Department of Industrial and Graphic Design, has successfully submitted a $50,000 grant proposal to the Pepsi Refresh Project. Her project, “"Bring Free Health Screenings to Rural Populations,”" was developed in her junior studio class in spring semester 2010 as part of her work on the Industrial Design Rural Health Initiative under the direction of Professor Bret H. Smith and with the support of the School of Nursing, the College of Veterinary Medicine and others.
Wheeler took it upon herself, with support from Professor Smith, to develop a proposal for the Pepsi Refresh Project to continue the work that she started in the studio because she feels that free health screenings for underserved populations are a critical need. After three attempts, Wheeler was finally successful in getting her proposal submitted. She will find out on December 1 if her proposal was chosen to be voted on for the month of December. Then, as Clark Lundell, Head of the Department of Industrial and Graphic Design says, “"it’’s all in for Arissa!”" Voting is open to the public and can be done online (www.refresheverything.com) or by text. Stay tuned for more information!
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Three Auburn University College of Architecture, Design and Construction Industrial Design students were finalists in the 2010 Design Emphasis furniture design competition that was held as part of the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) in Atlanta, Georgia in August 2010. Working under the direction of Professor Tin-Man Lau, these students were recognized for their advanced level of design in the following categories: Will Durham for Accent Furniture/Tables, Jonathan Bax and Zhan Zhang for Seating. Their final models and posters were exhibited at the Atlanta World Congress Center during the IWF. They competed against students from more than 30 colleges and universities across the country and were judged on their talent and originality by a judging panel of furniture industry designers, manufacturing and retail executives, and members of the trade press who have design-oriented backgrounds.
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Date Posted: 11/1/2010
DesignIntelligence: 2011 America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools has been published, and once again the Auburn University College of Architecture, Design and Construction’s faculty and programs have done well. This research is conducted on behalf of the Design Futures Council, an interdisciplinary network of design, product and construction leaders, and ranks undergraduate and graduate programs from the perspective of leading practitioners. In addition, deans and program chairs as well as students are surveyed.
Two of DesignIntelligence’s 25 “Most Admired Educators of 2011” are from the Auburn University College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC). Dan Bennett, FAIA, CADC Dean, and Randall Bartlett, Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial and Graphic Design were selected by hundreds of design professionals, academic department heads, and students because they “exemplify excellence in design education leadership.” This is the second year in a row that Randall Bartlett has been named to this list.
For the fourth year in a row, the CADC Industrial Design undergraduate and graduate programs have been ranked. The Industrial Design undergraduate program was ranked tenth for 2011; its graduate program was ranked seventh. In the rankings of the strength of their industrial design skills, based on the hiring experience of firms surveyed, Auburn’s Industrial Design recent graduates were ranked third for computer applications and for sustainable design practices and principles, fourth for communication, and fifth for design.
Industrial Design students in the Department of Industrial and Graphic Design, Auburn University, AL, celebrated World Industrial Design Day today, Wednesday 29 June 2011. A celebration cake was shared by the 60 students currently enrolled in the Summer Foundation admissions course sequence. More than 75 students from across the country are initially admitted to this 10 week long course sequence each year, of which 45 of the top students are selected to proceed into the industrial design major.
Students in the Department of Industrial + Graphic Design, under the direction of Professor Shu-Wen Tzeng, worked with Alexander City Fire and Rescue to expand and explore the application of new technologies to emergency services. Motorola’s award winning Senior Director for Design Integration, Bruce Claxton, and Alexander City’s Fire and EMS Lieutenant, Lloyd Lancaster, collaborated with the Industrial Design students to improve the safety and efficiency of first responders and the safety of those they are trying to help.
The World Trade Center attacks on 9/11 pointed out many inadequacies in communication systems and other emergency first responses. From improving communications inside a burning building to transporting obese patients through narrow hallways, Auburn students worked on design improvements for each of the problems presented to them by Alexander City Fire and Rescue.
The exhibit of firefighter equipment, entitled “Design to the Rescue,” included tools, communication equipment, transportation equipment and gears created by the industrial design studio class to enhance the work efficiency and safety of firefighters. It was first displayed in Alexander City in December. It so impressed Kem Jones, the Fire Chief of the Alexander City Fire Department, that he invited the students to exhibit their work at the 2011 Fire Chiefs’ Executive Development Conference in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in February 2011.
Heather Bailey, a graduate of the Department of Industrial + Graphic Design’s masters program, pits her design savvy against the experts at HGTV’s Bang for Your Buck on the Saturday, August 6 episode that airs at 3 p.m. (e/p). Her Savannah Pied-a-terre will be featured on “Three Vacation Rental Renovations in Savannah.” Visit www.savannahpiedaterre.com for more information.
Professor Tsai Lu Liu, Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial+Graphic Design, will deliver two talks at the Industrial Designers Society of America’s 2011 international conference, “Community: You. Me. We,” in New Orleans, LA, September 14–17. Liu’s session “If It’s Good for Users and Business, is it Good for Designers?” will be part of Community as Context, a section attended by design professionals, and his session for the Education Symposium is “Do You See What They See? A New Approach to Video Ethnography.” The IDSA international conference is the largest industrial design conference in the United States with more than 800 attendees. For more information about the IDSA 2011 international conference, go to http://www.idsa.org/2011internationalconference" href="http://www.idsa.org/2011internationalconference" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.idsa.org/2011internationalconference.To learn more about Liu’s sessions, go to http://www.idsa.org/community-context-3-330-pm-liu and http://www.idsa.org/2011internationalconferencetrack4l-liu
All students, faculty, and staff of DIGD welcome John Powell who joined the graphic design program as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Powell's diverse background includes work in package design, book design, and interactive media. His research is in the areas of interactive media, physical computing, and interface design. In particular, he is interested in the narrative potential of interactive experiences that live outside of the traditional mouse/keyboard/computer paradigm.
High school students attending the Department of Industrial + Graphic Design’s Design Workshop get a first-hand introduction to the product design process. More than summer camp with arts and crafts, participants develop design solutions addressing real-world concerns. They experience, in a hands-on environment, the mindset and methods used by professional designers.
In this, the fifteenth year of the program, Design Workshop participants were charged with taking a look at problems realized out of the past spring’s deadly tornado outbreak. Focusing on the ways that people share information, Chris Arnold, Associate Professor of Industrial Design, asked the campers to explore how information about life-threatening situations, such as severe weather, might be better communicated.
This year’s campers took a human-centered approach to the development of design solutions. Research ideation and prototyping efforts focused on the needs of people in a variety of situations such as young children, parents, business owners, public officials, athletes and recreation sports enthusiasts. For example, how does someone hiking in a remote area or a busy mother with small children receive warnings and actionable information about a potential tornado threat?
This immersion into the product design process is an excellent way for students to see if industrial design is the career path for them. Learning and using the tools of the trade; research methods, sketching, software, and modeling techniques, participants realize their concepts and are equipped with skills that help them develop and clearly communicate their very own ideas.
“I’ve learned a lot about the process of design,“ says Dalton Mundt, a high school senior from Austin, Texas. “And I think if you like what you do in this week, it is a good indicator that you’ll be a success in industrial design in the long run.” Mundt plans to follow in his father’s and older brother Taylor’s footsteps and study industrial design at Auburn.
Thirty-one campers took part in the two Summer Design Workshops in 2011. They came from as far away as Texas and New Jersey for the one-week, on campus experience. Auburn’s highly ranked industrial program drew four campers from states that have their own industrial design programs.
Seventeen seniors in the Graphic Design program in the Department of Industrial + Graphic Design in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction will exhibit their senior projects at the Layman Group (second floor of Behind the Glass), November 10
through November 18, from 10:00 a.m
. to 7:00 p.m. Monday
through Saturday and 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday
. An opening reception will be held Friday, November 11, from 4 to 6 p.m
. at the Layman Group. Events are free and open to the public. Behind the Glass is located at 168 Magnolia Ave in downtown Auburn
. For more information, contact Sylvia Jackson at 334-844-2364
33rd Annual DESIGN INTERACTION SYMPOSIUM
Wallace Hall room 107 + 111
Coffee and donuts
Dr. Vini Nathan, Dean CADC / Clark Lundell, DIGD
Bret Smith, INDD / IDSA President Charlotte Lambert
Wei Wang, GDES / AIGA President Taylor Evans
RUSS RAMAGE, Interface Americas, Inc
DAVID KUSUMA, Tupperware
Comments: Wei Wang, Bret Smith
All Facility Tour of Wallace Center, AIGA, IDSA, Kusuma + Ramage
One on one reviews in INDD/GDES studios
Closing Remarks by Speakers in Wallace 107
Zach Burhop, a 2011 graduate of the
Industrial Design program, was a background part of this snip-it from
the National Geographic Channel's
Mad Scientist program. The bike in the clip is (or is similar to) one that he had been designing while he was in school here.
students have been invited back to Chattanooga by the Urban Design
Forum to develop a vision for a Chattanooga Industrial Heritage Center.
The proposed center will celebrate Chattanooga’s industrial history, as
well as its continued industrial development which balances traditional
manufacturing with high-tech startups and a strong ethic of
sustainability and community. MID&C students will explore two sites
along the proposed north and south extensions to Chattanooga’s River
Walk. Industrial Heritage Center projects will combine newly constructed
elements with re-use of existing structures.
Industrial Design students were among fifty finalists from colleges and
around the country in the Design Emphasis competition sponsored by the
International Woodworking Fair. Working under the direction of Professor
Tin Man Lau, the students were recognized for their advanced level of
design by a judging panel that included furniture
industry designers, manufacturing and retail executives, and members of
the trade press who have design-oriented backgrounds. Chad Griffith
(Dueviole, Accent Furniture/Accent Tables), Chelsea Byers (Ataraxia
Swing Bed, Design Creativity) and Kathleen Chang
(Crocodile Chair, Seating) displayed their pieces for final judging by
industry experts at the IWF at the Georgia World Congress Center, August
22–25. Design Emphasis is recognized as the foremost furniture
competition for students in the country. For more
information about Design Emphasis, CLICK to view.
Madsden, a Summer 2012 graduate of the Industrial Design program, is a
monthly winner in the 2012 Siemens PLM Student Design Contest. Madsden’s
of a flashlight model using Solid Edge Software, a 2D/3D CAD system, was
done for Professor Tin Man Lau’s fourth-year studio this past summer.
His winning design will be automatically entered in the Siemens PLM
Software global calendar contest and featured
on the Solid Edge website.
The 34th Annual Design Interaction Symposium will take place on Friday,
November 2 at Wallace Hall, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Each year the Department of
Industrial and Graphic Design brings design professionals and students together
to present and discuss each other’s work. This year’s speakers are Lisa Motto,
Global Design Director for Coca-Cola, and John Edson, President of LUNAR.
Motto, a 1983 Auburn graduate with a triple major in illustration,
design, and painting, will speak at 9:30 a.m. As Coca-Cola’s Global Design
Director, Motto serves as a design strategist and creative director for
agencies around the world on a broad range of design needs, including trademark
branding, design language, visual identity systems, brand standards, and myriad
of executions. If design work contains a Coke Trademark, Motto and her team are
John Edson will speak at 10:45 a.m. Edson has been with LUNAR, a global
design firm, since 1993. He has a wealth of direct, hands-on experience
managing the birth of successful products for Apple, Philips, Motorola,
InFocus, and a range of startups. In 2012, Edson wrote Design Like Apple: Seven Principles for Creating Insanely Great
Products, Services and Experiences, a book that makes the case for great
design through real world examples and experiences.
A cookout on Wallace Hall’s lawn will follow the speakers at 12:30 p.m.
All events are free and open to the public.
Congratulations to Dave Gowan
for winning the university’s “Spirit of Excellence” award for August. The Department of Industrial and Graphic Design’s (DIGD) shop manager, Dave keeps things running smoothly in the Wallace Hall shop for the 20 faculty and 300 students of DIGD. Each month AU presents Spirit of Excellence awards to four employees for outstanding service.
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|2/6/2013||11/30/2013||DIGD|Virginia Patterson, a senior in graphic design in the Department of Industrial + Graphic Design, will have her work featured in CMYK Magazine’s “Top 100 New Creatives” issue. Working under the direction of graphic design rofessor Ray Dugas in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction, Virginia submitted work that was part of the identity and ad series for “Locavore,” a campaign for eating locally to CMYK Magazine’s worldwide portfolio contest that is open to students, recent graduates and all non-professional artists and designers. Her work will be published in CMYK Magazine #55, their spring issue.As an Auburn graphic design major, Virginia is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) student chapter and AU’s Committee of 19. Virginia teaches in the AU English as a Second Language program, is a Visiting Artist in Graphic Design at Auburn High School and participates in the 2012 SUPER Emerging Scholars program sponsored by Auburn University and the Alabama Humanities Foundation.Virginia served as an intern with the United Nations World Food Program in Rome, Italy. She continues to design for the World Food Program’s academic affiliate, Universities Fighting World Hunger. She also has been a designer for Auburn’s Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities. Visit her website at www.virginiapattersondesign.com.
|3/6/2013||11/30/2014||DIGD|Art work by Ray Dugas, Professor of Graphic Design in the Department of Industrial + Graphic Design, has been selected for the 40th Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition. “Big Fish Comes to Town,” an acrylic and collage on wood, was one of 101 works selected out of 414 entries. Dugas’s work has previously been recognized by the Montgomery Art Guild with the ArtBeat.com award in 2000 and the first place award in transparent painting in 2006. Dugas has practiced graphic design, illustration and painting for more than 40 years. His illustration work has been published in Time, Cooking Light, New York, The Shareholder, Southern Markets and Media, Show South and Baptist Today magazines, The Best Fed Dog in America Cookbook, and the IBM Multi-media newsletter. The Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition will run from Friday, April 5 through Sunday, June 2, at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art.