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To compensate for students’ limited access to physical production and experimentation during the initial COVID-19 wave, two graphic design instructors, Karl Engebretson and Bill Moran, have created a new Letterpress Apprenticeship Program.

Five graphic design students watch as an instructor using a letterpress.

Biophilic design focuses on increasing the connection between humans and the natural environment through the design of spaces. This fall, the Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR) will host an exhibition on biophilic design featuring images submitted through Instagram.

On May 5 and 6, 2022, the Department of Landscape Architecture will host capstone presentations for the Master of Landscape Architecture Class of 2022. Members of the public are invited to attend. View the presentation schedule and learn about the capstones that will be presented below.

Help celebrate our students’ hard work by joining the College of Design community for final reviews, exhibitions, and showcases featuring work from across our design disciplines.

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a physical heart defect that begins in the womb, impacting around 40,000 children born in the U.S. each year. Seeking to improve education for diagnosed children and their families, Drs. Amr El-Bokl and Gurumurthy Hiremath (Department of Pediatrics, UMN medical school), partnered with the Product Design program, where they collaborated with undergraduate student Levi Skelton (Product Design) and Dr. Carlye Lauff (Assistant Professor, Product Design) to create a product for teaching children about CHD and easing parental stress.

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Featured Events

KDI Exchange

Dates: Biweekly on Fridays, 11:00 AM
Location: Virtual


Part of the College of Design’s Kusske Design Initiative, the KDI Exchange invites CDes faculty, staff, and students to consider intersections of varied design motivations, disciplines, and methods through impromptu dialogue.


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The College of Design hosts events across a full range of design disciplines. From research showcases to lecture series, student exhibitions, discussion panels, and more, we have countless ways for you to get involved in our community.