Apr 15, 2014
Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition
Mar 15, 2014 @ MOCA Cleveland in Cleveland, OH
CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks make a last stop at MOCA
Apr 11, 2014
Romanian visiting artist brings new perspective to CIA
Mar 28, 2014
Dinner by Design – Art of the Table, and a runway show
about 2 hours ago via Facebook
Join us for the Biomedical Art Spring Show reception tomorrow, Apr. 17, from 5:30-7pm at the Humphrey Atrium Gallery at University Hospitals. Experience award-winning work centered on current issues in natural and medical science created with leading-edge art techniques in CIA's Biomedical Art program. The show runs April 14-25.
Apr 06, 2014
April 16 is encore of 360 Degrees of Sight + Sound: The Planetarium Project
Mar 28, 2014
The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi
Mar 18, 2014
Corvette designer returns to teach, show his latest work
Apr 14, 2014 @ University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH
2014 Biomedical Art Spring Show
Apr 15, 2014
4/17-19: Benicio Del Toro in Jimmy P, Hitchcock's To Catch A Thief & more!
Design Research Methods
Course No. DES353 Credits: 3.0
Faculty Kaja Tooming Buchanan
The goal of this course is to explore the methods by which designers come to understand user needs, feelings, expectations, and values. These methods are a preparation for developing breakthrough products— tangible and intangible—as well as interactions and services. We will explore several methods and their practical application in the design process to develop new products and test their usability and efficiency. Understanding user experience has become a central, distinguishing feature of the best product development, and our goal is to survey some of the best methods in current use. For example, we will learn how to build scenarios, interpret needs, generate and test ideas, visualize information and choreograph solutions. This involves interdisciplinary understanding, because many of the methods come from other fields. The growing complexity of products in our lives requires a wider understanding of how the social and behavioral sciences, together with the humanities and cultural sciences, are of deep value in the work of design. It requires, for example, an understanding of case study methodology, a matrix of methods of value for designers. It also requires deeper understanding of the underlying principles that give meaning, create value, and direct the whole design process. The course will be based on readings, exercises, and a variety of practical projects that support studio work. Apply as studio elective or as art/craft/design history/theory liberal arts distribution requirement.
CIA Industrial Design grad Andrew Schad '13 already has a job at Chrysler, but the product he invented as a student, along with two CWRU engineering majors, is making a splash and attracting investors.
Associate Professor/Chair of Industrial Design
Dan is a designer, educator and entrepreneur. He consults in the area of industrial design, design strategy an...more
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Sharpen your artistic skills at CIA's Pre-College Program this summer.
Nicky Nodjoumi and Dinner by Design exhibitions
CIA welcomes spring with two very different shows opening on March 28.
Cores + Connections
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