Design M.F.A. Students Invited to Apply for Fall 2017 Design Institute for Health Research Fellowships
Thu. December 1, 2016
The College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin announces two Design Institute for Health Research Fellowships open to graduate students entering the M.F.A. Design program in the Department of Art and Art History in fall 2017.
Fellowship awards include:
- Full tuition and health insurance
- Fellowship/work stipend of $25,000 per year
- The opportunity to work with the university's Design Institute for Health, a collaboration between the Dell Medical School and College of Fine Arts
Applicants to the M.F.A. Design program whose backgrounds and statements of intent suggest an interest in and aptitude for the field of healthcare design (broadly conceived to include the design of systems, services, devices and interactions) will automatically be considered for the fellowships; no separate application is required.
About the Department of Art and Art History
The Department of Art and Art History in the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest and most diverse in the country. It includes programs in Art Education, Art History, Design and Studio Art. The M.F.A. Design program’s cohorts of four to seven students work closely with faculty in small classes with individualized instruction. Drawing on the extensive resources of a tier one, comprehensive research university, the program allows self-directed students the opportunity to tailor their coursework to pursue an area of academic concentration and to focus on graphics, objects, interactions, systems and/or services.
About the Design Institute for Health
The Design Institute for Health (DIH) is a first-of-its-kind initiative applying a creative design-based approach to the nation’s health care challenges and rapidly integrating that perspective into medical education and new community health programs in Central Texas. The DIH is a collaboration between the Dell Medical School and College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin and is a resource to the community. The DIH works across Austin’s new medical district with invested stakeholders on projects to meaningfully change health experiences and reimagine care delivery. The institute is led by two veterans of the internationally recognized design firm IDEO: Stacey Chang, IDEO’s former managing director of health and wellness; and Beto Lopez, former head of systems design at IDEO and a UT Austin alumnus.
Eric Benson (M.F.A. in Design, 2006) Publishes Book for Graphic Designers
Fri. December 2, 2016
Design to Renourish by Eric Benson (M.F.A. in Design, 2006) and Yvette Perullo was published this fall.
Design to Renourish is a book for graphic designers that helps to integrate sustainability into their workflow through a design process called systems thinking. This process asks the graphic designer to approach a design problem by being more informed and aware of and influenced by the impacts that material and vendor choices have on one another, the planet and, consequently, on us.
The book not only walks the reader through how to design with nature as a model, but also offers solutions to the real life challenges of working with the client to create sustainable work. Through ten case studies that feature interviews with international design teams who embrace a sustainable systems methodology, the reader will gain valuable insights on how to design to renourish for positive change.
Type Hike Receiving Press Coverage in Co.Design and More
Fri. November 18, 2016
Type Hike is a collaborative design project that includes 60 designers and typographers. Each has created a unique design for a park they love in celebration of the National Parks Service centennial this past August. The project is organized by David Rygiol and Design lecturer James Louis Walker.