Monthly Archives: February 2016

PhilaU Among Best Programs in UX Design: Philadelphia Magazine

Philadelphia University’s M.S. in User Experience & Interaction Design program has been ranked among the Top 50 Best Value UX Design Graduate Programs of 2016 by Value Colleges, Philadelphia magazine reported Feb. 29. Philadelphia University “has begun making a name for …

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Ayse Birsel Lecture 6pm Tomorrow Night!

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Design X Fashion Show Brings Couture Creativity to Life: 6ABC

Philadelphia University’s Design X Fashion Show showcased avant-garde fashions that explored the limits of creativity, 6ABC’s Erin O’Hearn reported  on Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. Although students had a limit of $20 to spend, “judging from the talent seen on …

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Luc Merx Comes to PhilaU ID

The PhilaU Industrial Design department recently hosted Dutch designer Luc Merx on campus. His week-long visit entailed studio collaboration and critique with a number of classes encompassing Industrial Design, Textile Design, and Architecure students. Merx also delivered a major lecture … Continue reading Continue reading

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Strategic Design MBA Program Uses Design Thinking to Foster Innovation

The landscape of the business world has changed. Companies now require a new framework to approach innovative solutions. It’s a reality that Philadelphia University is addressing with its Strategic Design MBA, a unique graduate program that prepares students for enhanced …

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Final Sprint 2016 Presentations

The Final Critique for the 2016 Industrial Design Sprint Project was held in the DEC Forum last Monday. In total, 27 teams presented their final projects to groups of circulating ID faculty and client judges. Thanks to everyone who made … Continue reading Continue reading

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Feminitity in Exchange for Power

By: Valerie Machorro “Perhaps we speak in question because we are used to being cut off” – Melissa Lozada-Oliva Higher… Continue reading

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Why Doing An Internship In College Is So Important

  In college, life is crazy. You feel like you are constantly running around trying to do a million things… Continue reading

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Shared Border, Shared Dreams Installed in Pittsburgh’s City-Council Building

news_faculty_sbsd1Design students created a free-standing, self-guided exhibition that allowed participants to walk in the shoes of undocumented immigrants trying to achieve their dreams in the United States. The project was a collaboration between two professors, Beth Shirrell and Neha Agarwal, seven students, and several community members and organizations. The final outcome came from a process driven approach where design thinking methods were emphasized as a means to frame a problem, understand the audience, the subject matter, and how best to evoke empathy from the experience.

Graphic Design students enrolled in Design for Social Impact were challenged with researching, conceptualizing, designing and implementing an interactive exhibition that would facilitate dialogue about the Northern/Southern U.S. borders among the six-hundred students enrolled in the course, Regions of Conflict. The subject matter and outcome of the final exhibition was completely open, so long as it sparked conversation and personal reflection among the audience. The final exhibition concept was based on the idea that we share more similarities than differences. Although the challenges we face are different, our dreams for the future are similar.

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Graphic Design USA Names Two PhilaU Seniors “Students to Watch”

Graphic design communication seniors Nicole Meyer and Caroline Noebels have made Graphic Design USA’s prestigious list of “Students to Watch in 2016.” In addition to the student accolades, PhilaU’s graphic design communication program has been named one of Graphic Design …

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