A New Interaction Design Educational Program

10 Feb 2010 - 6:31pm
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jkolko
2010

Hi,

I'm pleased to announce a new educational institution, focused on
interaction design and social entrepreneurship. We are presently
accepting applications for September, 2010.

Austin Center for Design exists to transform society through design
and design education. This transformation occurs through the
development of design knowledge directed towards all forms of social
and humanitarian problems. The center explicitly tackles problems
related to:

- Homelessness and transient housing solutions
- Healthcare access, affordability, and comprehension
- Nutrition, personal wellness, and consumption
- Education and job placement
- Poverty, as a general state of being
- Sustainability and environmental impact

The Center offers an innovative curriculum that repositions creative
design education in the context of designing for the public sector.
Students learn the interdisciplinary skills of creative design
thinking, as applied to solving complicated problems of society and
culture.

These skills broadly include divergent thinking, ideation,
visualization, synthesis, prototyping, and the managing of complexity
and data organization. Students use these skills to develop systems,
services, products, and new business models that address pressing
social issues.

You can learn more about the Austin Center for Design at
http://www.austincenterfordesign.com/

Thanks,
Jon Kolko

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