Brett Snyder, associate professor of design, and Beth
Ferguson, assistant professor of design, are part of a group
selected for a year-long project bringing together local
residents, public officials and experts to develop projects to
strengthen resilience to sea level rise, severe storms, flooding
In their new book Metagaming, Stephanie Boluk and
Patrick LeMieux argue that “the greatest trick the videogame
industry ever pulled was convincing the world that videogames
were games rather than a medium for making metagames.” Elegantly
defined as “games about games,” metagames implicate a diverse
range of practices that stray outside the boundaries and bend the
rules: from technical glitches and forbidden strategies to
Renaissance painting, algorithmic trading, professional sports,
and the War on Terror.
Do you like sketching? Join us for a Let’s Draw Davis sketchcrawl
on the UC Davis campus! Free and open to everyone of all
ages/skill levels, it’s just an afternoon of sketching on
location around campus with other people who like to draw.
While at UC Davis, Christina Johnson learned the
university’s commitment to innovation and sustainability. As a
proud Aggie, Johnson has developed a business Upcycle It Now, which has
encompasses that theory.
While majoring in Design it was at UC Davis that Christina took
her first class in sustainability with Ann Savageau. From then on
she knew sustainable design was her calling, so she is proud to
circle back and be able to upcycle a piece of her campus she
holds in such high regard.
Glenda Drew and Jiayi Young’s PL!NK is a sensory-based,
interactive installation, based on light, color, reflection and
participation. Read more information at plink.rocks. PL!NK is on display at
the Crocker Museum in
Sacramento until October 29!
Jiayi Young, assistant professor of Design, has created
installations that used social media data from the 2016
Presidential Campaign as the basis of her art. Her unique and
provocative works have sparked controversy and discussion.
The College of Letters and Science website features an
overview of Young’s recent, current and future projects.
The hot weather has its benefits. It’s good for ink not freezing
in pens and watercolors drying quickly – which is ideal for
participants of “Let’s Draw Davis,” the unique sketchcrawl series
that explores the city.
On Saturday July 15th, a sketchcrawl will explore the hidden
courtyards and alleys of downtown Davis (more shade!), starting
at Orange Court (off of E Street, between 1st and 2nd), and
finishing at the little courtyard behind the Pence Gallery (D
Be a part of “Cycle-delic: Davis Bike Scavenger Hunt,” a public
bike scavenger hunt in the City of Davis that celebrates 50 years
since the installation of the first bike lane in the U.S. in
1967. The hunt was devised by students from the DES 187
Narrative Environments course in the UC Davis Department of
Design under the supervision of Professor Tim McNeil,
Teaching Assistant Jennifer Cadieux and City of Davis
Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Jennifer Donofrio.
To coincide with the Davis Centennial Celebrations, students from
the DES 187 Narrative Environments course taught by Professor Tim
McNeil and teaching assistant Jennifer Cadieux in the
UC Davis Department of Design have created eight projected
media interventions for downtown Davis locations.
The interventions respond to an historical site and its
architectural characteristics, or aspect of the Davis community.
Each of the two-‐minute media projections will engage the
general public in stories connected to 100 years of the city of
Presenting the work of undergraduate seniors, “Moving Out, Design
by Design Undergraduate Senior Showcase” is an annual juried
exhibition that celebrates the breadth, talent, creativity and
multidisciplinary coursework from the Department of Design.
Recently, more than 200 UC Davis scientists and supporters
gathered at the OneClimate event to showcase the university’s
collective strength in climate science research in the areas of
science, engineering, and a team from the Department of Design,
led by Thomas Maiorana, an assistant professor.
Here are some highlights from the highly successful Design
Careers Club’s Annual Alumni Networking Day. Held on Saturday,
Feb. 25, the event was highlighted by presentations by three
outstanding alumni as well as an informative and insightful panel
discussion with nine alumni from the Department of Design.
Photographed by Isaac Tseng and Aaron Ngai, copyright
The John Natsoulas Gallery is pleased to present a group pop-up
show featuring works by UC Davis design students. “Mind Grown—UCD
DES 225: Studio Practices in Design: A Culminating Pop-up
Exhibition” is a single night event and reception on Wednesday
December 7th from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Timothy Hyde, assistant professor, Department of Art and Art
History, and Jiayi Young, assistant professor, Department of
Design, collaborated on LASER,
a series at UC Davis that brings together art and science
restarts with a new format, location, time and leadership.
Pete Scully, urban sketcher, views the world through his sketch
books which are the subject of the Design Museum’s exhibition,
“Conversations with the City.” Here are some select photos
highlighting the exhibition.
Art by Pete Scully, all photos by Barbara Molloy, copyright UC