FINAL PROJECT PRESENTATION - HERO SHOTS

 Craig Mackiewicz- Senior Product Studio - Katrina Tempory Housing

Craig Mackiewicz- Senior Product Studio - Katrina Tempory Housing

 Christopher Hoyt - Senior Product Studio - Furniture (full scale prototype)

Christopher Hoyt - Senior Product Studio - Furniture (full scale prototype)

 Matt Marocco - Sophomore Product Design Studio - Safety Kit

Matt Marocco - Sophomore Product Design Studio - Safety Kit

 Matthew Virgin, Ryan Callahan - Senior Product Design Studio - Mass Transit for Detroit

Matthew Virgin, Ryan Callahan - Senior Product Design Studio - Mass Transit for Detroit

 Erin Carrier - Product Design Studio Independent study - Furniture (full scale prototype)

Erin Carrier - Product Design Studio Independent study - Furniture (full scale prototype)

 Robert Moser - Product Design Studio Independent Study - Medical Equipment

Robert Moser - Product Design Studio Independent Study - Medical Equipment

 Leon Fitzpatrick - Product Design Studio - Furniture (full scale prototype)

Leon Fitzpatrick - Product Design Studio - Furniture (full scale prototype)

 Andre Minoli - Product Design Studio - Cell Phone

Andre Minoli - Product Design Studio - Cell Phone

 Brock Odalovich - Product Studio - Full Scale Prototype

Brock Odalovich - Product Studio - Full Scale Prototype

 Brent Wallace - Product Studio - Wildfire Firefighters System

Brent Wallace - Product Studio - Wildfire Firefighters System

FULL PRESENTATIONS

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As an educator, I bring my broad and varied experiences in art and design together to create an environment and process for learning.

My teaching methodologies include:

• Creating a culture of inquiry in the classroom

• Encourage healthy dialogue around relevant design issues and methodologies

• Teach to concept, with a strong focus on context

• Socially conscious projects (recent shift)

• Focus on design thinking while developing craft

• Using visual research methodologies

• Human centered design

• Involving non-designers in the innovation process

• Making innovation a priority

• Hands on studios, one on one time with each student

• Using critiques as a critical part of the learning process

• Mentoring, with portfolio development as a particular strength

• Strong understanding of color as it relates to both product and space

• Treat each student as if you were developing a brand

• Getting out into the world, especially for research and field trips

• Making meaningful form

• Sustainability with a focus on materials and design and product development

Ideas I would like to explore further in the future:

• Concept validation with iterative prototyping

• Develop new experimentation & research methods

• Partnerships with organizations for socially conscious design projects

• Interdisciplinary projects/processes

• More case study discussions – focus on “design thinking”