2005 – 2012
DOT Spring 2012
Replacing Pigment with People
Artist and Graduate Art faculty member Lita Albuquerque revisits and expands her seminal 1980 earthwork Spine of the Earth in Los Angeles' Baldwin Hills Scenic Outlook for the Getty's Pacific Standard Time.
Custom Made for the Soul
Student Seth Astle, designer of an award-winning foot and pedal system for para-cyclists, and Bespoke Innovations, the makers of "Fairings" for prosthetic limbs, share the same goal: improving the quality of people's lives.
DOT Fall 2011
Designing from the Inside Out: Environmental Design at Art Center
With a new graduate program in the works, we take a look at the Environmental Design Department's faculty, alumni and students who have brought their expertise to projects ranging from barstools to a public park for underserved teens.
Ian Sands: Hybrid Thinker, Imaginative Realist
A trailblazer in the field of interaction design, Ian Sands PROD 95 reflects on his professional experiences and his current project with Bill Gates. Plus, details on the new Interaction Design program at Art Center.
Celebrating the life of Donald R. Kubly, 1917-2011.
Art Center President Lorne Buchman offers readers his 10 reflections on the
College's 2011–2016 strategic plan: Create Change.
Perspectives on the Plan
From future educational models to ensuring access, fostering the art/design dialogue to developing new spaces for learning, Create Change covers much territory.
Emerging Ambitions: Scholarships Support Tomorrow's Artists and Designers
Easing students' financial burdens is a critical element of the College's new strategic plan. Here, we profile three students and one recent alumnus who have benefitted from scholarships.
The Limits of Control
Algorithms, uniqueification and bespoke objects: How DIY and "open ended" art and design are changing the creative landscape.
Art Center Students Win Big
It's always an honor when Art Center students receive outside recognition for their work. Here, a look at three recent winners and their stories.
Mindfulness: Focusing the Mind's Eye in the Digital Age
Discover how an ancient practice taught by two Art Center faculty members can help avert stress, foster deep attention and open new channels for learning and creativity.
Today Washing Machines, Tomorrow Democracy: Design Thinking Tackles the Universe
How the designer's approach to problem solving is influencing business, healthcare, education and even politics.
MBA Students Sharpen Their Design IQ
In response to a new business frontier focused on innovation, a growing number of MBA programs are adding design thinking to their curricula.
Roundtable on Branding
Three leading creative voices discuss the designer's role in creating branded experiences.
Mutual Gains: How Higher Education Can Transform the American City
Four major universities build lasting connections with their communities.
Influencing the World City by City
Design provides a platform for international engagement and impacts cities around the world.
Radically Sensible: John Thackara Recasts Our Sustainable Future
Visionary author John Thackara reengineers sustainability
Be The Blur
Art Center's chief academic officer leads the charge in preparing students for the real world.
Art Center alumni excel in their chosen fields, even when different from their areas of study.
There's Research, and Then There's Design Research
Anne Burdick, chair of Graduate Media Design, and Andy Ogden, chair of Graduate Industrial Design, supply two distinctive perspectives on this fastdeveloping field.
Classroom Without Walls: New Dimensions in Design Education
Student files showcase their work in the "real world."
The Complexity of a Design Education
Columnist John Hockenberry has learned a thing or two about design.