A’ Design Award and Competition

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  The primary aim of the award is to create publicity, PR push and advertisement opportunities for design award winners while supporting the global design culture, creating incentives for entrants to come up with superior designs for a better future. A’ Design Awards is a premier annual juried design competition […]

Master of Design program at the IIT Institute of Design

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Master of Design Program Overview Founded on the belief that design connects and enhances every aspect of life, IIT Institute of Design (ID) is dedicated to preparing students to effectively address dynamic and complex business, civic, and social challenges with rigor, depth, and imagination. The Master of Design (MDes) curriculum […]

Design Build vs. Design Bid Build

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Design Build and Design Bid Build are two very different construction delivery methods used in today’s society. Design Build and Design Bid Build construction are differentiated in this article to highlight key components that compare and contrast each method.    Design Build Joint Venture between General Contractor and Designer                                               Design Builders have both parties within the same entity           making […]

Design thinking, explained | MIT Sloan

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open share links close share links What is design thinking? Design thinking is an innovative problem-solving process rooted in a set of skills.The approach has been around for decades, but it only started gaining traction outside of the design community after the 2008 Harvard Business Review article [subscription required] titled […]

College of DuPage – Graphic Design

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  The Graphic Design program at College of DuPage provides an education that will prepare you for your occupation. Whether you’re starting up or brushing up, Graphic Design at COD has what you’re looking for. Create your portfolio for success! Our Mission is to help you develop […]

Adobe Education Exchange

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Adobe Education Exchange Visual Design is a project-based curriculum that develops key digital communication skills such as design, project management, research and communication, and photography, graphic design and illustration, and page layout technical skills using Adobe tools. Visual Design can be used in graphic design education or […]

Carnegie Mellon School of Design

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Alumni Design Alumna Takes Part in a Patient Revolution Maggie Breslin (MDes ’04), currently serves as Director of The Patient Revolution, a non-profit organization with two goals; to call attention to the ways in which industrial healthcare fails people and to advocate for and help build a healthcare that is […]

Visual Design Basics | Usability.gov

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Visual design focuses on the aesthetics of a site and its related materials by strategically implementing images, colors, fonts, and other elements.  A successful visual design does not take away from the content on the page or function.  Instead, it enhances it by engaging users and helping to build trust […]

MoMA | Design

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Design Is a Noun From the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep, design plays a role in your everyday life. Design makes ideas tangible, translating them into physical form. Someone is responsible for designing the things we consume, use, and interact with every day, be […]

VA.gov Design System

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Our content style guide and front-end framework, Formation, include guidance, standards, and tools to help teams build a consistent, intuitive, and Veteran-centered experience across VA.gov. Get started Content style guide By practicing language in an intentional way, we can provide content that supports Veterans’ needs and improve their experience on […]

Landscape Design for Front Yards and Backyards

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Updating your home’s landscaping is a great way to increase the value of your property and create outdoor spaces for relaxing and entertaining. Whether you want to focus on your front yard, backyard or entire piece of land, there are many interesting options to consider. Use the information below to […]

Design for Good

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Design for Good is an ethos to use problem-solving and design thinking towards social change. AIGA Design for Good highlights opportunities of engagement for designers to build their practice, expand their network, and have hands-on leadership opportunities. Design for Good recognizes the wide range of designers’ work and hands-on leadership […]

Bachelor of Design | Carnegie Mellon School of Design

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The Bachelor of Design (BDes) degree is a four-year degree that offers three tracks for specialization: Products (industrial design), Communications (graphic design), and Environments (both physical and digital). Our curriculum emphasizes the importance of designing for interactions between people, the built world, and the natural world. (Learn more about our […]