Devising Design Projects: From Conception to Deployment @Type Directors Club
The development of design projects and course plans is being conducted in increasingly complex educational environments requiring a more sophisticated set of thoughtful and negotiated responses. Educators work to devise projects that will best serve students, the discipline and the profession. Once complete they then have to decide how and when these materials should be revised and updated. We must weigh our responsibility to be innovative and experimental against the need to be pragmatic and mindful of concerns such as job readiness and technological competencies. Design Incubation invites educators, students and professional designers to join us and a panel of experienced design educators for a lively and informative conversation focused on the myriad considerations that come into play during the creation design projects, assignments and syllabi and the thorny issues associated with their development and distribution.
The conversation will be moderated by Liz DeLuna, Associate Professor of Design at St. John’s University and Aaris Sherin, Professor of Design at St. John’s University.
A Panel Conversation on Typography Education
@Type Directors Club
Educators will discuss innovations, challenges and best practices for teaching typography.
As a mainstay of design, typography is a corner stone of most degree programs in visual communication design. Still questions abound. How and where typography is taught is as varied as its use in design applications. We invite you to join fellow educators in a conversation which will focus on how, where and when we teach typography. Our panelists will explore the role of typography in the continuum of design education and identify areas where traditional programs experience shortcomings and challenges. We will ask what fundamental skills should be taught and whether the way we are teaching typography needs to change in a screen-based world? Finally, we will ask the audience to participate in identifying specific skill sets and methodologies which should be part of type-centric design curriculum in the 21st Century.
The conversation will be moderated by Doug Clouse, President of TDC and Principal at The Graphics Office and Liz DeLuna, Associate Professor of Design at St. John’s University.
The Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery is proud to present DO IT!, a globally-performed art collaboration in response to a collection in response to a collection of conceptual instructions provided by renowned artists, from January 9 to March 3, 2017.
DO IT! draws from conceptual and minimalist art of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as Fluxus practices. The SJU community is excited to add its voice to a long history of creative responses.
Our version of DO IT! consists of creative and humorous responses by St. John's faculty and students from the departments of Art and Design, English, History, and the Institute for Core Studies. The faculty creatively adopted the instructions to their teaching objectives and embedded these into course syllabi. Everyone was involved in expanding the parameters of their individual disciplines into the realm of the visual arts.
Graphic Arts in the Liberal Arts:
A Panel Conversation on Design Education
@Type Directors Club
What challenges and obstacles do graphic design programs encounter today as they work to balance the multitude of critical thinking, and conceptual and technical skills needed to help students grow into thoughtful, adept and culturally aware design practitioners? How do programs housed in liberal arts institutions differ from those in art schools? We invite you to join educators in a conversation on the teaching of design in institutions with varied pedagogies and student communities.
A panel conversation with:
Robin Landa, Distinguished Professor Robert Busch School of Design, Michael Graves College, Kean University
Allan Espiritu, Associate Professor Graphic Design & Graphic Design Program Director, Rutgers University
Dan Wong, Associate Professor Communication Design, New York City College of Technology, CUNY
Nick Rock, Assistant Professor Graphic Design, Boston University
Jessica Wexler, Assistant Professor Graphic Design, Purchase College, SUNY
Kelly Walters, Assistant Professor Graphic Design, University of Connecticut
Liz DeLuna, Associate Professor of Design at St. John’s University
Mark Zurolo, Associate Professor of Design at University of Connecticut