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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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Tue Aug 21, 2018

First Class Day for Fall Session


Location: University of Notre Dame

‚ÄčThank you for your wonderful support of AAHD events this past academic year. We are busy planning exciting events for our upcoming 2018-19 academic year. If you visit the campus this Summer, drop by to say hello. Otherwise, please continue to visit our website or Facebook @NotreDameArt for updates.

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Wed Aug 22, 2018

5th Annual Art Attack @ DPAC


Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

This is your all-access pass to explore the arts at ND! Visit the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center for live performances, free snacks, and giveaways, as well as info on jobs, auditions, and upcoming shows. 

FREE and open to all students, faculty, and staff!

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Mon Aug 27, 2018

Arts and Letters Resume Reviews


Location: Waddicks, O'Shaughnessy Hall

Get your resume ready for your internship or job search! Sign up for a 15 minute resume review with a Career Counselor at O’Shaughnessy through Go IRISH > Events > Workshops – search Arts & Letters Resume Reviews 

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