CMU School of Design Lecture Series

  1. Emily Pilloton: Tell Them I Built This: Transforming Communities through Design-based Education

    Emily is the founder and director of Project H Design, design initiatives for Humanity, Habitats, Health, and Happiness. Project H is a nonprofit design and architecture agency that uses the power of design and hands-on building to catalyze communities and public education from within. Project H has a core focus on using design and full-scale building projects to activate public education systems in the US and to provide a more engaged learning framework for K-12 students, particularly in rural communities.

    Her lecture was given at the School of Design Lecture Series on Thursday March 21, 2013 at 5:00pm in MMCH A-14.

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  2. Golan is an artist and engineer interested in exploring new modes of reactive expression. Through performances, digital artifacts, and virtual environments, Golan applies creative twists to digital technologies that highlight our relationship with machines, make visible our ways of interacting with each other, and explore the intersection of non-verbal communication and interactivity. Golan has exhibited and performed widely in Europe, America and Asia.

    This lecture occurred on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 5:00pm in McConomy Hall.

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  3. For 35 years, Chris was Vice President of Design and Branding for WGBH, public broadcasting in Boston, which supplies about a third of both the PBS prime time schedule and associated websites on He and his staff were responsible for the visual personality of WGBH, as expressed through the design of its on-air titles, credits and animation, promotional and sales support, classroom materials, and interactive media. As a result of its design practices the company was honored in 1986, with the Design Leadership Award from the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

    This lecture occurred on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 5:00pm in A-14.

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  4. Tony Fry is a designer, design theorist, cultural theorist and educator working in the areas of design, sustainability, creative industries and culture. Tony is a director of sustainability consultancy Team D/E/S, Professor, Design Futures Program, Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, and a contributing editor of the e-journal Design Philosophy Papers. He led the Griffith University, AusAID funded research and development project to create an academy of indigenous creative industries in East Timor. He continues the work with this project.

    This lecture occurred on October 29, 2012 at 5:00 om in MMCH A-14.

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  5. Hugh is the President of Dubberly Design and talented design planner and teacher. At Apple Computer in the late 80s and early 90s, Hugh managed cross-functional design teams and later managed creative services for the entire company. While at Apple, he co-created a technology-forecast film called “Knowledge Navigator,” that presaged the appearance of the Internet in a portable digital device. While at Apple, he served at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena as the first and founding chairman of the computer graphics department.

    Intrigued by what the publishing industry would look like on the Internet, he next became Director of Interface Design for Times Mirror. This led him to Netscape where he became Vice President of Design and managed groups responsible for the design, engineering, and production of Netscape’s Web portal. Hugh graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in graphic design and earned an MFA in graphic design from Yale.

    This lecture was held in conjunction with HCII on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 4:30pm in 1305 Newell Simon Hall.

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