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Nicole Woods

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Art historian Woods wins grant from Graham Foundation.

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Social design course challenges students from Notre Dame and India to use creativity to tackle a global problem

Author: Carrie Gates

When Kacey Hengesbach began her undergraduate career at Notre Dame, she didn’t imagine that it would include traveling 8,000 miles to Ahmedabad, India. But thanks to a new course created by Neeta Verma, she had the chance to spend three weeks there last summer, working collaboratively with students from India’s National Institute of Design. Hengesbach and the other students in Verma’s Social Design course continued their partnership with the NID students throughout the fall semester, hosting them for a two-week visit to Notre Dame in September and communicating via Skype and email for the remainder of the course.

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Neeta Verma: "The Evolving Role of the Designer in the New Paradigm"

Author: Dept. Staff

Presentation at College Art Association’s Annual Conference, February 24, 2018, Los Angeles, CA


The Evolving Role of the Designer in the New Paradigm

Neeta Verma, Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame

 

Within the context of a world where many socio-economic challenges are becoming a shared predicament, the paper examines the evolving role of design/designers to understand how user-centric approaches have introduced research, testing, and validation to the design process. The emergence of web created a seismic shift in the 1990’s–it redefined the crucial role that users began to play in the redefinition of both industrial and visual communication design. Added to this shift, the rapid change of scale at which problems came to be defined, especially within societal contexts, made it imperative for designers to extend their approach beyond disciplinary skills to gaining a deeper understanding of the context within which they operate in an effort to create sustainable impact through design innovation. In this new ecology, in addition to serving as creatives by connecting ‘need’ to ‘gratification’, the role of the designer transformed to incorporate additional roles: that of being a collaborator, facilitator, catalyst, and co-creator.…

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Justin Barfield - Multiple Ones: Contemporary Perspective in Printmedia

Author: Dept. Staff

Justin Barfield will be in the exhibition Multiple Ones: Contemporary Perspective in Printmedia at the Hunterdon Art Museum in New Jersey curated by Sheila Goloborotko. The Exhibition will take place between May 12-September 2, 2018with the opening reception from 7 PM - 9 PM on May 12. The Exhibition will showcase the work of 18 artists who use printmedia with a sculptural and installation perspective. Below is a brief write up about the exhibition and an exhibition postcard.

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MFA design student’s board game gets first-year students talking about tough topics

Author: Teagan Dillon

Throughout the month of March, students in the Moreau First Year Experience course have been visiting the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being to try out a new board game created by Carly Hagins, an MFA student focusing on industrial design. “Quad: A Game of Conversations” works to spark discussion between players about social life at Notre Dame, in the hopes of breaking down the initial misperceptions that often lead to unhealthy drinking habits.

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2018 MFA/BFA/BA award winners

Author: Dept. Staff

The Department of Art, Art History & Design would like to congratulate all our award winners at this year's MFA BFA BA Thesis Exhibition.

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