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Learn x Design: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers

The conference proceedings from ‘LearnXDesign2015’ are a comprehensive volume of topics across themed design pedagogy and research. The papers delivered at the 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers, co-organized by DRS, CUMULUS, and DESIGN-ED, are the focus of these volumes. 

Organization: 
CUMULUS Association / DRS SIG on Design Pedagogy /DESIGN-ED Coalition
Category: 
Design Education
Posted by aao on August 29, 2016 - 1:25pm

Inclusion in Architecture Report

This resource is about increasing diversity in the field of architecture. It provides data on the numbers of African Americans and Hispanics in professional architectural practice, as well as an examination of K-12 architecture education, popular media, and other feeders into collegiate schools of architecture. The report seeks to better understand the potential barriers that may limit an individual of color from accessing, pursuing, and succeeding in the architecture profession and the academy. 

Organization: 
J. Max Bond Center
Category: 
Other
Posted by aao on July 28, 2016 - 9:04am

Exceeding Fundraising Expectations: BSA Benevon Case Study (2015 Design Matters Conference)

As part of the 2015 Design Matters Conference, Polly Carpenter from BSA Foundation detailed how her organization followed the Benevon fundraising model to insert predictable donor cultivation and institutional storytelling initiatives into its work. This presentation provides solid grounding in the fundamental concepts of donor culitvation - useful knowledge for those new to nonprofit management, or for young organizations looking for inspiration to better manage their annual fundraising calendar.

Organization: 
Boston Society of Architects Foundation
Category: 
Fundraising
Posted by Polly.Carpenter on November 16, 2015 - 4:25pm

From Kid to Student to Architect: Connecting the Dots Along the Learning Pathway (Part 2) (2015 Design Matters Conference)

As part of the same-title session at the 2015 Design Matters Conference, Ed Orlowski, associate professor of architecture at Lawrence Technological University, shared a brief presentation about organizing college and graduate-level students to respond to real-world design challenges posed by local community groups. There is much in Orlowski's approach that echoes the work of traditional K-12 architectural organizations, but, of course, his Activist Architecture and Design Studio course at LTU deals with emerging designers in higher education.

Organization: 
Lawrence Technological University
Category: 
Design Education
Posted by aao on November 16, 2015 - 4:18pm

Digital Content Marketing (2015 Design Matters Conference)

At the 2015 Design Matters Conference, Jill Farley and Patrick Miner of the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) led a breakout session on "Developing Your Organization's Digital Content Marketing Strategy." Content marketing focuses on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly-defined audience. This presentation uses CAF's new website as a case study to demonstrate the challenges and opportunities that content marketing presents. Don't miss the valuable list of online resources at the end of the slideshow.

Organization: 
Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF)
Category: 
Other
Posted by Jill.Farley on November 16, 2015 - 4:14pm

From Kid to Student to Architect: Connecting the Dots Along the Learning Pathway (Part 1) (2015 Design Matters Conference)

As part of the same-title session at the 2015 Design Matters Conference, Helen Slade, architect, educator and co-founder of the Chicago-based design collective, Territory, shared a brief presentation about organizing high school students to respond to real-world design challenges posed by local community groups.

Organization: 
Territory
Category: 
Design Education
Posted by aao on November 16, 2015 - 4:11pm

Survey of Architectural Organizations - Europe & Asia (2015 Design Matters Conference)

As host of the International Directors Council meeting (aka large organizations round table) at the 2015 Design Matters Conference in Chicago, IL, Kent Martinussen (CEO, Danish Architecture Centre) shared an overview of several architectural organizations practicing in Asia and Europe. The talk emphasized the recent proliferation of architectural organizations globally, and enumerated some of the unique hybrid roles being asked of these organizations by both the design industry as well as government agencies.

Organization: 
Danish Architecture Centre
Category: 
Other
Posted by Kent.Martinussen on November 16, 2015 - 4:02pm

CAF Scavenger Hunt Snapshot (2015 Design Matters Conference)

Lyla Catellier, the Coordinator of Public Engagement at the Chicago Archtecture Foundation, presented a snapshot of the annual CAF Scavenger Hunt at the 2015 Design Matters Conference in Chicago, IL. These slides provide an overview of the audience statistics and number of sites, as well as a high level look at the outcomes from the event.

Organization: 
Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF)
Category: 
Public Programs
Posted by aao on November 16, 2015 - 4:00pm

Transforming Communities through Participatory Planning (2015 Design Matters Conference)

Mark Hinshaw, FAIA, FAICP, Principal at Walker Macy, presented a participatory planning project in Port Angeles, Washington as a case study during the 2015 Design Matters Conference. This photo slideshow gives a glimpse into the process behind placemaking efforts at this public harbor walk.

Organization: 
American Planning Association
Category: 
Other
Posted by aao on November 16, 2015 - 3:55pm

Democratizing the Museum Experience (2015 Design Matters Conference)

Kieran Long, Keeper of the Design, Architecture, and Digital Department at the V&A, served as the opening keynote of the 2015 Design Matters Conference. The photos in this slideshow illustrate the power of everyday objects to tell meaningful stories. The slides show Kieran's approach to collecting, the V&A's history of welcoming all types of visitors, and a hint of what the new V&A outpost in East London will be. 

Organization: 
Victoria & Albert Museum
Category: 
Exhibitions
Posted by aao on November 16, 2015 - 3:49pm

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