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Student Project Presented at Biodesign Challenge

Undergraduate student Amabel Gale, a double major in computer science and design, was part of a team representing UC Davis at this year’s Biodesign Challenge Summit. The collaborative project “Sea Glass,” which harnesses microalgae to filter agricultural wastewater and, at the end of its use, the algae is converted into a bioplastic for eyewear, was presented by the team.

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Helge Olsen, Design Department Pioneer, Dies at 86

Helge Olsen, professor emeritus and a founding member of the UC Davis Department of Design who was widely recognized for his furniture design, died on July 11. He was 86.

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California Lighting Technology Center Receives Grant

The California Lighting Technology Center at UC Davis has received a new grant to establish “The Color Lab” in collaboration with the Center for Mind and Brain. The project’s goal is to explore the impact of discrete color spectra on stress, mind, and alertness.

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Faculty, Graduate Students and Alumni Present at ISEA Conference

Associate Professor Jiayi Young and graduate students from the UC Davis Department of Design are presenting their research at “Possibles,” the 2022 ISEA International

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Exhibition

Woven Air: Dhakai Jamdani Textile from Bangladesh
Oct. 3 – Dec. 11, 2022

“Woven Air: Dhakai Jamdani Textile From Bangladesh,” an exhibition of traditional Bangladeshi textiles noted for a weaving technique that creates surface decorations, opens at the UC Davis Design Museum on Oct. 3.

This exhibition features fine-count Jamdani, the ornate textile that has experienced a revival in Bangladesh. Jamdani artisans employ the same weaving techniques of two different thread densities, with the denser wrap thread inlaid with the fine warp thread to create tactile motifs and designs that are primarily flowers.

Exhibition

From Concept to Creation: Inspired Shoe Design by Chris Francis
Jan. 23 – April 23, 2023

“From Concept to Creation: Inspired Shoe Design by Chris Francis” showcases the colorful and imaginative footwear created by the Los Angeles-based shoe designer. The exhibition runs Jan. 23 through April 23 at the UC Davis Design Museum.

Exhibition

Undergraduate Senior Showcase

The “Undergraduate Senior Showcase” is the annual exhibition highlighting the breadth, talent, and diversity of the Department of Design, as shown through the outstanding course work produced over the past year by senior undergraduate students. The installation runs May 15 through June 18 at the UC Davis Design Museum. 

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