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1968
Year of Department Establishment
3000+
Design Alumni
18:1
Student to Instructor Ratio

Design is all around us, but how designers think through their work is often a mystery. Understanding that process can fuel our own curiosity and creativity. Adam Fromme hosts the Thinking through Design podcast as a series of in-depth discussions to reveal the designer's mindset and realize its value.

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By Peter Kwok Chan, Ph.D.
Visual Communication Design students in Dr. Peter Kwok Chan’s studio course embarked on a journey into nature as a wellspring of creativity during their Spring 2020 and Spring 2024 sessions. Nestled…
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Episode 11 of Thinking through Design is now available. The Thinking through Design podcast features host Adam Fromme as he explores what it means to have a designer’s mindset. In this episode…

By Thomas Ellsworth

The Ohio State University Department of Design recently hosted game designer Ammon Anderson. Ammon is the creator of the highly-anticipated board games Gnome Hollow (coming August 2024) and…

Third-year MFA candidate Mahkameh Mallahzadeh, under the guidance of Dr. Liz Sanders, has advanced to the finals of the 2024 Long COVID Healthathon, hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and…

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