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Apr 23, 2014

CIA grads win 25% of nation's top retail design honors

View details CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks make a last stop at MOCA

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Mar 15, 2014 @ MOCA Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks make a last stop at MOCA

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Apr 17, 2014

Design major gets zombie's reception at her former school

View details Dinner by Design – Art of the Table, and a runway show

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Mar 28, 2014

Dinner by Design – Art of the Table, and a runway show

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The game design industry is constantly evolving, and CIA’s students are on the edge of the newest technologies and gaming tactics. This weekend, the Great Lakes Science Center will host our students for the Game Design Spring Show, as they present their amazing work. The exhibition reception is tomorrow, Apr. 25, from 1-3pm. Click below for more details.

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Apr 16, 2014

Alumnus and superhero comics writer Brian Bendis visits CIA

View details The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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Mar 28, 2014

The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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Apr 15, 2014

Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition

View details 2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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Apr 22, 2014

2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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Apr 22, 2014

4/24-27: Bernard Hermann weekend with CITIZEN KANE, MARNIE & more!

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Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

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Apr 22, 2014 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

2014 Spring Design Show

Academics . Liberal Arts . Courses

Liberal Arts Courses

Design in Management II: Concep, Meth, Prod

Course No. DES355.1  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Kaja Tooming Buchanan
Prerequisite(s) Design in Management: Concepts, Meth, Prod

Continuation of first semester. This is a field-based studio course emphasizing design process and a variety of design projects, including a major yearlong design project that will result in a significant portfolio work. The purpose of this course is to explore the practical relationship between design and entrepreneurship. This is an opportunity to learn how products and services are developed within for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and how design can become part of the management of organizations. We will look at issues of product strategy, the connection between products and services, and how to communicate design ideas to a management audience - those who make decisions that affect the fate of design ideas. Students will work in teams and will be challenged to fully develop new meaningful, useful and desirable products. The work process will be similar to the work practices that you will find in design firms, industry and business. This course offers a rare senior project experience, and is team-taught by faculty from the CIA and the Weatherhead School of Management.

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Daniel Tranberg

Daniel Tranberg

Visiting Instructor

Dan Tranberg has published more than 750 articles on art and has exhibited his paintings in more that 40 exhib...more

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Nicky Nodjoumi and Dinner by Design exhibitions

CIA welcomes spring with two wildly different shows.

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