Collaborative Design / Design Systems
Participatory Action Research (PAR) is a method that is integral to our design thinking in the MFA in Collaborative Design + MA in Design Systems, in that 'it is a method of research that relies on purposeful engagement with with participants to deeply study human-centered problems and ignite action towards positive change'. Check out MFA Collaborative Design student SJ Bowden's data visualization of the PAR process!
By 2030, patterns of mobility around the Portland region have dramatically changed — for the better. How did we do it?
Join the MFA in Collaborative Design and MA in Design Systems Class of 2020 for Thesis Talks via Zoom May 4-11
MFA Collaborative Design and MA Design Systems are excited to welcome Jessica Bellamy for a lecture on his work and practice as part of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Spring 2020 Lecture Series.
March 4, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Scientist, designer and CD/DS faculty member Skye Moret is currently working on a visionary project that will bring together stakeholders operating at the intersection of scientific inquiry, artistic intelligence, and environmental advocacy, the Ocean Archive.
Please join the MFA in Collaborative Design + MA in Design Systems for a celebration of the publication of the 2019 edition of Radicle Magazine!
Design Portland highlights upcoming Design Week event hosted by PNCA's Design programs, Fuckup Nights: Failure by Design.
FuckUp Nights is a global event series that shares stories of professional failure. The stories don’t necessarily encourage failure, but the series celebrates what it represents: the willingness to try new things and step out of one’s comfort zone.
Faculty member Nina Narelle and fellow co-founder of Future Work Design, Katie Ausberger, present "From Diversity to Equity, By Design” at Design Museum Mornings
Faculty Member Joy Alise Davis's writing published on Design Portland.
Jooyoung Oh, Design Researcher and faculty member teaching our Research + Insights course, shares her handpicked reading list centered on thinking about why and how we engage in design research processes. More of Jooyoung's work can be viewed on her website: http://www.jyoh.co/
March 5 at 6pm in the Hammer Conference Room. Free and Open to the Public.
This Fall, faculty members Herman D'Hooge and Laura O'Quinn led students in an innovative course called "Design for the Long Now". This course is about designing solutions to complex societal or environment problems such as social injustice, climate change, environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity, poverty, intra- or inter-generational inequity requires taking the long view.
Join the MFA in Collaborative Design and the MA in Design Systems for a conversation with design researcher Lisa Boumstein-Smalley.
Students from the Cultural Entrepreneurship course will be presenting their final projects at HatchLab PDX on Tuesday, December 18th from 7-9pm.
For the first Collaborative Design/Design Systems workshop of the year, faculty member Roel Uleners led our cohort of first year students through a rigorous Design Sprint around a central topic, selected by the group on the first day.
For the month of September my studio overlooked the ocean. Rainbows, boats of all kinds, wind combing over waves that shook our old coast guard building for days, slanted sunsets, my muraled neighborhood…
In October, founding MFA Collaborative Design faculty member Howard Silverman will be presenting at the Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium in Turin, Italy. Howard will present the work he co-authored with MFA CD alum Crystal Rome in "Distinctions and Analogies: Mapping Social System Identity".
"Since joining the PNCA CD program as a founding faculty member, I've been examining the intersections of systems + design -- and learning a lot from working with students." - Howard Silverman
Wednesday, July 18, 2018, BridgeLab
6:30 pm - informal networking
7:00pm - presentation
AI has become a part of our everyday lives and impacts nearly everything we do - how we get our news, how we get from point a to point b, or how we cure diseases. What special challenges does AI present to UX designers and researchers? What specific and unique role do we play? And are we falling down on the job?
Last Public Viewing of 2018 Collaborative Design Capstone Projects Thursday 7 June, 5-7pm.
Joined by faculty, alums and colleagues, first year students presented their 'design ecosystems' on 7 May.
Getting out of the "Portland Bubble" to look at the other 95% of Oregon.
Join us November 1, 2017 for Internet Health (Or How Convenience Broke Privacy): A Conversation with Bradley Cohen.