Design students are relentless tinkerers, insatiable innovators, whether in class or outside. Now more than ever, we need students who will push the boundaries of design and tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges.The next generation of designers and engineers will play a vital role in addressing these challenges with innovative approaches that will change the way we work, enliven the way we play, make and enhance the way we live. Is education prepared for the future?
DMI’s Lab Culture session dedicated to education, will examine some of these through an interactive panel presentation hosted by Professor Craig Vogel, FIDSA. Participating panelists will bring new exciting new vision and ongoing practices from various viewpoints within their academic endeavor (higher education, K-12, and campus incubator labs).
Craig Vogel, FIDSA, Associate Dean For Research & Graduate Studies, The College of Design Architecture Art and Planning,The University of Cincinnati
Surya Vanka, Director of User Experience, Microsoft
Sunand Bhattacharya IDSA, Global Education Strategist, Autodesk
Thanassis Rikakis, Vice Provost, Carnegie Mellon University
Doris Wells-Papanek MEd, Director, Design Learning Network
Neal Doyle, Associate Director, Harvard iLab
Kerstin Strom, Graduate Student in Design, Notre Dame University
Doris is the founder and executive director of the Design Learning Network, which fosters the K-12 design learning process through individual members as well as international partners and organizations. Anchored in an action research, human-centered, and sustainable approach, the aim of the network’s efforts is to mindfully enhance educational experiences for all educators and students involved.
For more than twenty years, Doris worked for and collaborated with companies such as Xerox, Apple, Lotus, Hewlett-Packard, Siemens, Philips, and Intuit where she designed interfaces, managed creative groups, and led technical teams.
Wells-Papanek holds a master's in curriculum and instruction design with a focus on action research from National Louis University and a bachelor’s degree in product and environmental design from the Kansas City Art Institute & School of Design.