(d) innovation sparked a lot of discussion and insights among the participants from outstanding guest presentations, faculty panel, student exhibition and conversations. Social engagement and entrepreneurship was front and center in 2018. “If you love your place, you love your people it will separate you as a designer” – Ashley Hanson, Placebase Production at (d).
“Through this project, we sought out and consulted two experiences shaped by disabilities with movement and verbal communication. Through active listening, open conversation, and recorded testimonials, we enriched our viewpoints as interdisciplinary designers and confronted our personal contexts as able-bodied actors. In all, the effort identified accessibility frustrations within daily life and made us grapple with our naivety in designing for disabled experiences.” (from poster)
“Listening and then ‘Deep Listening.” Transforming rural communities.
Faculty discussion panel – (Moderator) Kathranne Knight) (Panelists) Kevin Owens, Patience Lueth, Andrew Gleeson, Mike Jackson, Clark Colby.
Our panelist addressed three questions in conversation with the (d) audience. The questions posed by our moderator included: A) The case for reframing the role of design B) Design with unexpected partners, creative places C) Challenges ahead.
Presentation in three part with six subjects: “Go Exploring , Apply your skill set, How winding is the road? Who is your community? Grow your circle of friends.”