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Design Education for the Maker World



Kerstin Nelsen Strom

MFA Candidate and Student Teacher in Industrial Design,  University of Notre Dame





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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


Kerstin Nelsen Strom is an MFA Candidate and Student Teacher in Industrial Design from the University of Notre Dame. An 11 year veteran in the industry, her specialties include Design Management, Sustainable Design, Children’s Products and Housewares. After working in both the corporate and design firm sector, she launched Strom Studios in the Sprint of 2010. Heavily involved in the Industrial Design Society and currently holding the position of IDSA Ecodesign Section Chair, she received her BFA in Industrial Design from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2003.


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