Exploring the future of interaction design as the lines between interface and development get blurred.
Participatory Design, over the last 40 years, has begun to infiltrate mainstream commerce and culture in the US. Increasingly our always-on, instant feedback society of users demands a voice in the products, services and environments in which they engage. Many businesses recognize that without user-generated content, they cannot respond quickly and accurately enough to satisfy […]
There are few places more competitive than the design world of New York City. Miami design alums have consistently been successful at showing up on the doorstep of the big city, and securing strong internships, full-time and freelance jobs. Many of them have lived in New York for years and have built up quite a […]
IT’S NOT BRAIN SURGERY. More performance than lecture, Makela will tell the true, tragic-comic story about her second brain hemorrhage which occurred while she was teaching experience design in Sweden–she focuses on how tragedy triggered an unexpected level of creativity. Makela’s workshop offers each student the opportunity to create a personal healthcare narrative using storytelling (via […]
John Foster visited the xd:mfa studio on Friday to lead an iteration and prototyping workshop. Through the workshop, students learned to put the customer/user/student/citizen at the core of everything—a philosophy which melds perfectly with xd:mfa core values: human-centered, research-driven, technology-fueled, colalboratively-crafted. A few takeaways from the experience: —Too often the design is driven by the […]
What a fantastic weekend! Industrial designer Richard Elaver led the xd:mfa students in a weekend-long Modular Workshop. Students from Graphic Design, Architecture and Sculpture joined with the xd:mfa program to learn what it takes to build an effective modular system. In a 48 hour period, the students shifted rapidly from sketches to prototyping. They examined […]
As designers, it’s easy to slip into the habit of designing for ourselves. Movies, packaging, Pinterest, and our own excitement to create sometimes overrides the true focus of any design outcome… people. This September in my Applied Interaction Design course students and I explored this idea through an assignment titled People-Driven Design that challenged us […]
HERE AT MIAMI, WE TRANSFORM KIDS WITH A CREATIVE BENT INTO DESIGN THINKERS.In our close knit classrooms, students learn to channel creative passion into problem-solving visual solutions. Branding, editorial design, environmental design, collateral development, interactive sites and installations—through classroom exercises and real world projects our students develop the skills needed to thrive as professional creatives.
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A Sampling of Alums
Ryan Kalus (2010)
Designer at Razorfish, NYC | We handle all US digital for Mercedes-Benz and Ford Motors.
Jinghang Huang (2012)
Grad Student in the MFA program at Parsons, NYC Parsons
Kristen Yagley (2012)
User interface designer at the Chicago Tribune . I am the lead designer on a tablet app that aggregates Tribune-owned news sources, as well as any user selected outside feeds.
Co-Founder of Plutonika Design.We specialize in Packaging, Point-of-Sale Design and Corporate Design.
Zach Lansdale (2011)
Sr. Designer at VaynerMedia in NYC. I literally live in Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, SocialCam, Instagram, Tumblr, Google+, and Emerging Technology. We help top brands best leverage their social presence.
Jen Rezac (2012)
Graphic Designer at Match Action.
Experiential & Event Marketing agency, Social Media, Culture Creation, Strategy, Content Development, Brand Consultation.
Ryan Davidson (2011)
Creative Technologist at DesignKtchen in Chicago. rkdavidson.com
Taylor Brinkman (2011)
Designer at DesignKitchen, Chicago taylorbrinkman.net
Partner of Ginkgo Creative. My work is mostly print work - brochures, identity, branding, newsletters, publications, etc. I've recently started designing window designs and interior vinyl wall art for businesses.
Creative Director for Joyus, a new online video ecommerce site based in San Francisco. I oversee the brand vision, all of the content creation (video, social, editorial) and site design. joyus.com/