Alumnus Cheng Zhang Heads to Fellowship at NASA

October 22, 2014
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Congratulations to Cheng Zhang, who recently completed a degree in the Digital Animation and Interactive Media track of the MFA in Design! She has been awarded a Science Visualization Fellowship at NASA, starting in January, 2015. The Fellowship is a year-long position designed to nurture emerging data visualizers who wish to explore the intersection of science and art through science storytelling. Zhang is currently studying at ACCAD (the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design) as she completes a PhD in Computer Science Engineering. She completed her Design MFA thesis project, the Moon Experience, an award-winning virtual reality system based on the historic Apollo program, under the guidance of Associate Professor Alan Price.

Future Aging and Social Engagement

October 16, 2014
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The Design Department in collaboration with the IDEA Studio for Healthcare & Design, the OSUWMC Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology and Link-age Connect, invites graduate students from all disciplines to join us in exploring meaningful opportunities for future experience. We will focus on social engagement and community building by co-designing with older adults.

Casey Reas Workshop

September 11, 2014

Fourteen MFA graduate students from the Design Department joined a similar number of undergraduate and graduate students from the Knowlton Architecture School in a two-day workshop facilitated by well-known digital media artist Casey Reas on September 4-5, 2014.

The Ohio State University Department of Design seeks an Assistant or Associate Professor of Design

September 9, 2014
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The Department of Design seeks an Assistant or Associate Professor of Design with expertise in technical, theoretical and aesthetic concepts related to the practice of animation and its application in the development and use of various forms of time-based and interactive media. We seek an animation designer to join a collegial and diverse faculty for the instruction of undergraduate and graduate courses in visualization strategies for storytelling in time-based media at beginning and advanced levels of animation production. Applicants with knowledge of theory and the process of working with animation to explore areas that include social change and activism, scientific and data-driven information visualization, interactivity, games and gamification, mobile apps, social media, or other contemporary and emerging applications for animation practice and research are strongly encouraged to apply.


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