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:
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.
Celebrating the bold concepts and creativity of UC Davis
Department of Design students, the Design-by-Design
exhibition is an annual juried undergraduate student competition,
featuring graphic and textile designs, interior design,
exhibition, model, form, fashion design and screen-based digital
design projects such as websites and movies.
One of the earliest toys devised for children, baby rattles have
evolved over the centuries into a variety of shapes and sizes.
They are symbolic of how design responds to socio-economic
factors and cultural identity, and represent a design chronology
of style, function, sound and materials. This exhibition features
over 100 rattles from the important collection of Lu and Maynard
Lyndon, the founders and owners of Placewares+LyndonDesign in
Please join us for a Book Release and Panel Discussion
Entr’acte: Performing Publics, Pervasive Media, and Architecture
Wednesday, 20 May, 12-2 pm
UC Davis, Department of Landscape Architecture and Human Ecology,
Hunt Hall Room 142
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With editor Jordan Geiger (University at Buffalo, School of
Architecture and Planning), contributing authors, Jonathan Massey
(California College of the Arts, Architecture) and Brett Snyder
(UC Davis, Department of Design).
The Department of Design invites our alumni to re-visit Davis,
bringing with them design experience from outside the classroom.
To help current students prepare for work after graduation,
alumni can prepare a presentation or workshop on building a
portfolio. Lunch will be provided to all who attend.
For more information contact:
Design-by-Design is the annual juried student competition
highlighting the breadth, talent, and diversity of the Department
of Design, as shown through the outstanding course work produced
over the past year.
February is National Heart Health Month. The Red Dress is the
national symbol for raising awareness of heart disease, the
number one killer of women in the nation. Since 2010, every
February, Design students showcase their own red dress designs as
a metaphor to tell stories about what they have learned about
heart disease, encourage a younger generation to become aware of
the importance of heart health and to practice prevention by
leading a healthy lifestyle.
The Museum of Wonder & Delight, featuring the collections of
Dolph Gotelli, will be opening soon in Historic Folsom.
Gotelli, Design Professor Emeritus, is widely known for
his collections of vintage Christmas objects, toys, dolls, and
ephemera. Gotelli has designed many holiday exhibitions using his
collections of dolls and toys in elaborately detailed tableaux
that allow each viewer to imagine a personal story or
Covering several design theories that guide architectural and
product designs for disabilities, this vibrant slide show takes
the audience through past and present fashions for disabled women
as well as inclusively designed fashions. Kaino Hopper’s own
thinking in pictures and vision for the future of fashion is a
fashion system that includes designs for disabled and abled women
into a single runway show followed by off-the-rack collections
that eliminate discrimination toward women with mobility
If A Tree Fell showcases wood objects created using
sustainable practices. The show presents work by Northern
California artists: Gyöngy Laky, Sam Perry, Matthew Scheatzle and
design groups: Wowhaus, MRCW Design-Build and Martha Davis, along
with significant pieces from the Beany and Dick Wezelman
Collection. The exhibition will include work created and inspired
by African, Asian and European traditional craft fused with
Helen Koo will present a lecture at the de Young Museum on
wearable technology, for the Textile Arts Council (TAC). Her talk
will explore how new wearable technologies, including smart
materials and e-textiles, can be incorporated into
The lecture takes place on Sept. 27, 2014 from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. in
the Koret Auditorium at the de Young Museum. Admission is
free to TAC members, $10 for non-members, and $5 for FAMSF
(Museum) members and students with I.D.