As part of the 2022 AIGA National Conference in Seattle, Washington, the DEC will host the SURFACE mini-conference on Thursday, October 20th, 2022 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm (PST).
SURFACE will feature peer-reviewed papers, panels, workshops, posters, and other work from design educators, graduate students, and others. We are accepting submissions from the design education community until July 15th, and will announce our schedule in early August.
Both a noun and a verb, this word has two meanings that are deeply connected to design. Surface can be a way to describe or refer to the layered planes of an object, environment, or idea – the skin, the screen, the shell, the boundary, the face, a layer. Creators are well aware of the importance of the surface of/within things, and it often serves as a gatekeeper to deeper ideas. The word surface can also refer to the act of rising up or emerging – an object, statement, or idea floating to the top, being revealed, coming to light.
As we navigate the chaos of our current context, and consider the ways design and design education have grown and changed over the last decade, we wonder what comes next? What have we learned? What have we tried? What is already in motion but needs more momentum? Where are we going? What kind of design future do we want to build? What lies beneath the surface, and what is yet to emerge?
Registration and Breakfast in the Lobby
General Session in Main Auditorium
Panel: Intercultural perspectives in design process. Unforeseen challenges and opportunities Chair:Samira ShiriDevich Panelists:Gilberto Corona, Shaza Jendi, Marjan Khatibi, Alejandra Silva Uliarte
Paper: Towards the design of a cross-cultural museum experience for all visitors: Findings from a community-engaged transdisciplinary design education research project Presenter: Audrey G Bennett and Nicholas La Marca
Paper: Design obsolescence: Community-activated design and designing for micro-communities Presenter: Clinton Carlson
Paper: Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign: The Typography and Design of Local Political Yard Signs Presenter: Shannon Zenner
Paper: The Crooked Beat: Building Beloved Community through Disability Justice and Punk Rock Presenter: Andrea Cardinal
Paper: ENTORCHA: a decolonized community archive from the territory of Puerto Rico Presenter: María de Mater O’Neill
Paper: Co-designing for equitable futures: a horizontal methodology Presenter: Maria Rogal
Paper: Design as shared language: using collaborative design to bridge cultural differences Presenter:Amrita Datta
Paper: Towards a New Design Commons Paper: Kristian Bjornard
Paper: The Design Outside Studio Presenter: Jeremy Shellhorn
Workshop: Rethinking the CV and Faculty Assessment Presenter: Aaron Ganci
Panel: Educate / Interrogate / Augment: The Critical Intersection of A.I. and Design Practice Chair: Helen Armstrong Panelists: Anastasia Raina, Lia Coleman, Syashi Gupta
Presentation: Using the People’s Graphic Design Archive and Design Teaching Resource in the Classroom Presenters: Louise Sandhaus, Annabelle Gould
Paper: Towards Ethical Reflective Practice and Radical Acceptance in Design Practice, Research, and Education Presenters: Zack Tucker
Paper: Thinking what we’re doing: introducing a design ethics course Presenter: Maurice Meilleur
Paper: From vaccine hesitancy to vaccine confidence: addressing Covid-19 vaccination hesitancy through conversation cards and vaccine ambassadors Presenter: Penina Acayo Laker
Paper: For an Inclusive Graphic Design History: A Model for a Plural Pedagogy Presenter: Kristen Coogan
Paper: Assessing Beginning Design Students’ Storytelling and Visual Presentation Skills Through a Six-Dimension Design Communication Rubric Presenter: Ellen Christensen, Omar Sosa-Tzec