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With eight undergraduate majors, 23 graduate degree options, and 10 research and outreach centers, the College of Design leads, innovates, and educates in the full range of design fields. We research ongoing and emerging issues, explore new knowledge, and address real-world problems. See what our students and faculty are up to below.

Recent News

Interior design juniors explored the ins and outs of universal design this spring semester when they were tasked with researching the Hmong culture and designing a house that blended Hmong and American lifestyles. More...

In her senior capstone, M.L.A. student Leslie Johnson addresses water management issues in the village of Dhamori, India with the hope that her research may one day be scaled up to help others. More...

On Friday, May 11 the inaugural class of product design seniors will present their capstone projects. This first class of students is the result of seven years of hard work by College of Design faculty and staff, in particular, Associate Professor Barry Kudrowitz who is head of the Product Design Program. Kudrowitz reflects on the journey the program has taken in this interview. More...

During her week-long series of class presentations, Dr. Anna Prisacari gave a first-hand account of what it is like working in the fast paced environment of technology and how design is integrated into the process of product development. More...

Now in its seventh year at the University of Minnesota, the College of Design’s Toy Product Design class is known for its playful atmosphere and rigorous pace. Students in the class have one semester to ideate, prototype, and produce an original toy design, which is then displayed during the annual event, PLAYsentations. More...

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