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Knowledge vs. Ignorance

April 11, 2013 Industry News Comments Off on Knowledge vs. Ignorance

lightbulb headIn the Cognitive Bias & Design Thinking course, students have been examining cognitive biases and how they are involved in the design process.

One discussion raised the point of knowledge versus ignorance. What biases is someone susceptible to when designing in a subject arena they know nothing about? On the other hand, what biases arise when you are so immersed in a field that it’s hard to break out of the box? Is there a sweet spot in between?

The Big Think posted a related article called Is Too Much Familiarity Bad For Creativity?

Read it and judge for yourself. Although you may want to see what else is out there before your anchoring bias kicks in :)

 

 

MFACD Podcast #2: Halley Prototypes and News

April 10, 2013 Podcast Comments Off on MFACD Podcast #2: Halley Prototypes and News

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In this week’s podcast we speak with Halley Roberts about girls, tech, bicycles and Portland, get an opportunity to learn about love potions and find out that Chuck Palahniuk will be on campus.

Plus! Lauren’s Big Event!

Listen to the Podcast Here!

Biomimicry DesignLens

April 9, 2013 Industry News Comments Off on Biomimicry DesignLens

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Biomimicry 3.8 just released a new set of tools for designers!

Check out the “Biomimicry DesignLens” at http://biomimicry.net/about/biomimicry/biomimicry-designlens/

MFA Collaborative Design Podcast Pilot Episode

February 27, 2013 Podcast Comments Off on MFA Collaborative Design Podcast Pilot Episode


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gregThanks for joining us for the pilot episode of the MFA in Collaborative Design podcast!

This week we talk social entrepreneurship with 2nd year MFA student Danielle Olson and her mentor Greg Dees.

Listen to the podcast here!

DUE TODAY! Clean Beaches Design Challenge

February 18, 2013 Events Comments Off on DUE TODAY! Clean Beaches Design Challenge

 

All materials for Clean Beaches Design Challenge are due today. Check out the information page for submission rules and use the form on the right side of CODE:pdx to submit. Final judging will take place on March 9th.

MFA Collaboration: happy hour with AC+D

February 12, 2013 Events Comments Off on MFA Collaboration: happy hour with AC+D

Our sister MFA program, Applied Craft and Design, holds happy hour at their studio every Friday at 5pm. All MFA students are encouraged to go hang out and chat about projects.

Bison Building, corner of NE Glisan and 10th,  behind Franz Bakery.
http://acd.pnca.edu/

Solo Exhibit by Chelsea Stephen: Sticks and Stones (@ good:a gallery)

February 9, 2013 Events Comments Off on Solo Exhibit by Chelsea Stephen: Sticks and Stones (@ good:a gallery)

 

In her first solo art show since moving to Portland over a year ago, Chelsea Stephen will be unveiling her latest lyrical illustrations thru the month of February. Chelsea’s work is as varied as it is enchanting, employing different techniques to visually communicate the whimsy that motivates her image making. Perhaps most intriguing is her 10-piece illustrative series of an adventuresome anthropomorphic tree and his affable squirrel companion. Incorporating her fancy for installation art, Chelsea’s work is displayed with careful design, suspending wood-mounted prints from delicate moss covered sticks, lending an organic feel that further breaths life into the gallery.
The show will officially open Saturday February 2nd at noon and run thru the month during weekend hours. An artist reception will be held on the SECOND Friday, February 8th from 7 to 10pm. So pull up your winter roots and wander over to good:a gallery to treat your eyes and tickle your heart.

For more information, visit good:a gallery’s facebook page.

 

Solo Exhibition: Santigie Fofana-Dura (Reception Feb. 7)

February 7, 2013 Events Comments Off on Solo Exhibition: Santigie Fofana-Dura (Reception Feb. 7)
MFA in Collaborative Design second-year candidate Santigie Fofana-Dura invites you to his first solo exhibition.
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Fifty Maplewood Wands explores the oft-neglected, and more oft-romanticized, multidimensional realm of magick that has existed on Earth since “the beginning”.  The wands do not simply work by themselves as magick is a human centered endeavor.  This body of work is the culmination of intense research, heavy application of ancient craft, and the innate desire to harness the elements of Earth’s natural and ever evolving energy field in order to live in harmony with the planetary life force.  Come join Santigie at his opening reception where he will use his wands in an attempt to release a lighting bolt from the sky.

Where: 1532 SW Morrison Portland, OR
When: Thursday Feb. 7th 5pm-8pm
Why: The power of magick is real and it is for all of us.

Santigie Fofana-Dura is a teaching artist and 2013 MFA in Collaborative Design candidate at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. He currently works as a music teacher for alternative high schools around Portland and holds a BS in Sociology and MAT in Education.

Open House on Wednesday, January 30th

January 27, 2013 Events Comments Off on Open House on Wednesday, January 30th


Please join Collaborative Design on Wednesday for an open house event at their studios, followed by a lecture by Harold Nelson in PNCA’s Commons. Talk to Harold Nelson and mingle with graduate students and faculty.

MFA Collaborative Design OPEN HOUSE
1330 NW Kearney Street
Wednesday, January 30th @ 5:00-6:30 pm
Refreshments will be provided

Design in the Age of Design – Lecture by Dr. Harold Nelson (1/30 @ 7-9pm / Commons)

January 25, 2013 Events Comments Off on Design in the Age of Design – Lecture by Dr. Harold Nelson (1/30 @ 7-9pm / Commons)
On behalf of the MFA in collaborative design: Dr. Harold Nelson is a visiting scholar in the School of Computer Science at the University of Montana. He was the 2009-2010 Nierenberg Distinguished Professor of Design in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. For over twelve years Dr. Nelson was the head of the Graduate Programs in Whole Systems Design (WSD) at Antioch University. Co-author of The Design Way: Intentional Change in an Unpredictable World, Harold Nelson is an architect, consultant and systems scientist, and the president of the Advanced Design Institute. Nelson’s research interests are in the fields of complex systems design, advanced design education, deep design/critique, and advanced design postulation and axiom development. Dr. Nelson received his Ph.D., graduating with distinction, from the University of California at Berkeley.

 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30st, 2013 / 7:00PM
PNCA COMMONS
1241 NW JOHNSON STREET

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