Chris Thompson saw the need for more human-centered design in his work as a product engineer, project manager and product manager. Then one day, nearly 20 years after graduating from the School of Human Ecology …
Designing solutions, together
The School of Human Ecology had a lot to celebrate during UW-Madison Homecoming Week. Campus leaders, members of the Board of Visitors, and supporters gathered on October 28 for the grand opening of the Dorothy …
Material World: The Center for Design and Material Culture centers learning on the objects all around us
When COVID precautions limited in-person gatherings and closed campus galleries, the CDMC quickly adapted. Exhibitions were put online. Social media channels were revamped. And before the end of the summer, the center had launched a new website (cdmc.wisc.edu) as well as CDMC Conversations: live, online discussions between artists, designers, industry professionals, staff, and students.
CDMC Summer Fellowships Offer Unique Research Support to UW Undergrads
Three undergraduate students recently presented the results of their Chipstone Foundation-supported summer research fellowships with the UW Center for Design and Material Culture at SoHE, showcasing projects in textile studies, material culture, and design thinking.
Q&A with Hello! Loom Creator and Design Studies Professor Marianne Fairbanks
Image: Hello! Loom example weaving, multi-color, in process. Marianne Fairbanks is a textile artist and assistant professor of Design Studies in the School of Human Ecology at UW–Madison, which offers undergraduate degrees in Textiles and …
Textile Tuesday: Lace Mat
Mat depicting the seal of the United States President, Needle lace in cotton or linen, 1950-1990, United States, 7” diameter. By Nora Renick Rinehart, a first year MFA student in Design Studies. While doing research …
SoHE Helps Launch New Accelerated MS in Design + Innovation
The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s new degree option responds to student interest, faculty expertise, and employer needs.
SoHE News & Events: Oct 18–24
A new accelerated master’s degree launches with SoHE | Bartfeld on hunger solutions for Wisconsin | Angus exhibit “dazzles” | Collins appointed to retirement task force by Governor | SoHE grad student publishes research on mindful parenting of teens | Diprete Brown wins Global Citizen Award
Dr. Lesley-Ann Noel on Emancipatory Research and Design Thinking
The School of Human Ecology recently welcomed Dr. Lesley-Ann Noel, a Teaching Fellow from the Stanford d.School, to talk about her work with emancipatory research and design thinking. Dr. Noel’s PhD in Design, Master’s degree …
Burkholder Inducted as UW Teaching Fellow
Congratulations to Kristy Burkholder, PhD, HDFS Faculty Associate, who was inducted into the UW-Madison Teaching Academy as a Teaching Fellow. The Inductee Ceremony was held on April 8, 2019. “It’s been an honor and a …