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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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