Interested in design and technology? Apply to the Miami University MFA in Experience Design.

The application season has officially begun. Apply now for Miami University’s MFA in Experience Design. Collaboratively offered by Graphic Design and Interactive Media Studies, this degree stands at the intersection of

WordBuild: A Workshop at Pratt in Participatory Design

Participatory Design, over the last 40 years, has begun to infiltrate mainstream commerce and culture in the US. Increasingly our always-on, instant feedback society of users demands a voice in

Using AGILE in the Design Classroom

Last semester I taught an Interactive Media Studies capstone course here at Miami U. The students worked as an interdisciplinary team to collaboratively develop a design solution for Coca-Cola. The

So You Want to Be a Super Designer?

Designers who hit that sweet spot between form and code are currently called “Super Designers.” Such designers are in high demand. They understand how to solve problems using design thinking,

A Visiting Lectureship with the Gutenberg-Intermedia Masters Design Studio, Mainz, Germany

In November, I travelled to Mainz, Germany, to work with graduate students at the Gutenberg-Intermedia Masters Program at the University of Applied Sciences, (www.gutenberg-intermedia.de/en/). Each incoming graduate class in this program takes

Participatory Design Workshop at University of Tennessee

Last week I traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee, to lead a participatory design workshop with University of Tennessee juniors. The assignment:Find 20 people who have something unusual in common. Construct a

Design Double Feature Book Launch

In November, MICA graciously hosted a Design Double Feature Book Launch celebrating the release of my new book Participate: Designing with User-Generated Content (Princeton Architectural Press) along with Ellen Lupton’s

Design for Social Change During Senior Year.

We’ve been busy preparing for the 2012 senior year. This year, thesis projects will have a general theme of “Design for Social Impact.” To support this concept, we are bringing

LINKED: An Experiment in CoCreation

developed by Helen Armstrong, Miami University, and Zvezdana Stojmirovic, The Maryland Institute College of Art 35 MICA students in Baltimore, MD / 22 Miami students in Oxford, Ohio—our project began

Crowdspeak: A co-created student project/exhibition

Crowdspeak: A co-created student project/exhibitiondeveloped by Helen Armstrong, Miami University, and Zvezdana Stojmirovic, The Maryland Institute College of Art“Workflow—the order of tasks in the realization of a project—is as important