On April 30, 2016, the Design Department brought together UC Davis designers of all fields, passions, and classes to host the 2nd Annual Alumni Networking Day. Formerly called the Alumni & Portfolio Day, the Alumni Networking Day reached nearly 100 participants, including POP UP shop vendors, alumni speakers and panelists, volunteers, and alumni and students of all majors and grades.
Professors Glenda Drew and Jiayi Young will present a guest lecture at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with undergraduate students, Michelle Lee and Darin Reyes. The group will give a public talk, tour the multitude of design labs and meet with the dean, Cees de Bont (who is also the co-Director of ISEA 2016, a conference the four are presenting at in Hong Kong).
The A’ Design Award and Competition has announced that Helen S. Koo, assistant professor of design, Jason Lin, design student, and Jasmine Zhou, electrical and computer engineering student, have won A’Awards for Enfold: Smart Transformation Transformable fabric. Their creation was developed in the Fashion Design and Technology Lab (FT Lab).
At the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Asheville, North Carolina, Jason Lin presented his Honors Thesis Project on disabilities and illness and its inclusion in children’s books.
On April 7-9, 4th-year Tim Stapleton represented UC Davis Design at the 30th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Asheville, North Carolina. His research is on visibility aid design for biking at night using 3D eye-tracking technology, under UC Davis Design professor Helen Koo. Tim presented his research (while wearing his eye-tracking glasses, as seen in the picture) to numerous other researchers from all disciplines at the conference and hopes to submit his research paper to a journal this quarter.
Students in Professor Housefield’s Fall 2015 DES 001 “Intro. to Design” course began the quarter with a multi-step project that required them to work through the design process and submit one or more entries to a design competition sponsored by Capital Public Radio. For the “Print Radio” competition, designers responded to any of three words:
The Department of Design is excited to launch its latest initiative: POP UP Workshops. Students and alumni can join the Department in an afternoon of free professional workshops, alumni panels, and design networking.
Four Design students are contributing to the creation of a new cafe that will be staffed by differently-abled adults. Named “Mosaic Coffee & Tea,” this nonprofit venture is being spearheaded by the Davis Community Church, which will provide a space for the cafe on its downtown Davis campus. Mosaic will not charge its patrons a fixed amount for food and drinks, but simply, will ask them to “gift” what they can.
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