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School of Industrial Design students and alumni this past spring have been the recipients of several honors, national and international. Core77.com, the online design magazine, recognized two projects from students and alumni. Allison Miller and Hua Wen received Student Notable in the Open Design category for their 3D Printed Centrifuge for International Health Labs.
Spark Your Design Creativity designed by Design Apprentices at Spark Corps, is a Top Winner in the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA®) 2017 hosted by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). See the gallery.
The "Spark Your Design Creativity" activity book has received the Notable Design Education Initiative Award from Core77 Design Awards. These awards are dedicated to highlighting designers who "champion the principles of inclusivity, innovation, and excellence."
Spark Corps will be featured alongside world renowned graphic designer, Luba Lukova, in MoDA's newest exhibit. People Power is a Spark Corps interactive exhibit designed to help people advocate for the environmental issues they are passionate about.
Congratulations to our own Allie Miller, who will be speaking at Industrial Designers Society of America - IDSA South Conference in Houston, April 7th & 8th. Allie's talk "Unpacking Social Impact" will define and examine the value of social impact design.
The Center for Civic Innovation launched the Civic Impact Awards to celebrate the people who put in the time and energy day in and day out to change the lives of other people for the better. Without them, the story of Atlanta would be incomplete.
Design week events globally don’t often include work that tackles a major social issue. But there are occasions where we do get to see designers look beyond creating another chair or LED light. Offering a substantive look at how designers solve for difficult problems is the annual show from Group Hug during NYCxDesign...
Grouphug is an alternative design collective founded by the director of product design at littleBits, Krystal Persaud. Each year, the group stages a pop-up show during New York Design Week, each time tackling a different big-picture theme for generating discussions about the productive role of design in our society.
Drop into Grouphug, a pop-up gallery on Orchard Street, for design with a social conscience. Judge Me presents innovative designs that tackle prejudice. From wearable tech that prevents cat-calling to bandages that match every skin color, Judge Me is a thought-provoking take on design.
On July 31, Spark Corps’ inaugural corps members completed their design apprenticeship. The innovative non-profit launched in June, 2015, offering young designers an intensive two month apprenticeship in design thinking as a means of approaching social problems.
With the collaboration of Museum of Design Atlanta, Spark Corps will hold a focus group with children ages 8-12 to test the latest version of an upcoming design education work book...We will use these insights to help shape the final stages of our book development find if there are any missing pieces.
On June 5, Meaghan Kennedy, founder and CEO of the design firm Orange Sparkle Ball announced the launch of Spark Corps. The non-profit offers young designers an intensive apprenticeship in design thinking as a means of approaching social problems, as well as training in business skills to prepare them for the competitive world of professional design work.