How OCAD’s Dori Tunstall is rewriting the rules of design education

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Dori Tunstall, the world’s first Black dean of a design school, is on a mission to redesign design education itself: “We can’t decouple colonialism from design. They’re deeply linked and implicated.” Dori Tunstall is the dean of the faculty of design at Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD University) in Toronto, and the first Black and Black female dean of a faculty of design anywhere in the world. She spoke to Doreen Lorenzo for Designing Women , a series of interviews with brilliant women in the design industry. Read Full Story

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Visual Design for Non-Designers

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Want to create better visuals for your marketing? Looking for tools and tips to help you easily create visual content? To explore visual design for non-designers, I interview Donna Moritz on the Social Media Marketing Podcast. Donna is a visual content strategist and founder of Socially Sorted. Her course is Visual Content Made Easy. Donna […] The post Visual Design for Non-Designers appeared first on Social Media Examiner | Social Media Marketing .

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This cabin was an Instagram sensation. Now it’s being copied all over the U.S.

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A New York development in the woods is being franchised out like a burger stand—and one that has only become more appealing during the pandemic. Architect Drew Lang knows that not everybody can afford what he designs. Architecture—custom-designed homes, particularly—is expensive, and only a certain slice of the population has the money to commission their own personal design. But Lang wanted to create modern, architect-designed homes that could be purchased by people who aren’t mega-millionaires. So he bought some land, standardized a design, and built 26 of them . Read Full Story

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Public health is in crisis. Design thinking could help

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“Together designers and public health professionals can make a great impact on people’s health.” Martelle Esposito is the founding president and CEO of Mothership, a nonprofit platform for millenial parents seeking health information. She’s also the the senior program manager at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Research Innovation Laboratory for Enhancing WIC Services (HPRIL). She spoke to Doreen Lorenzo for Designing Women , a series of interviews with brilliant women in the design industry. Read Full Story

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Can design make your kids more civilized? These housewares encourage play—and manners

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The celebrataed Dutch architect Ben van Berkel has created a chair and dinnerware that are designed to help kids feel like equals in the home. Throughout his career, Dutch architect Ben van Berkel has designed stunning modern buildings, including the Moebius House in the Netherlands and the Singapore University of Architecture and Design . His latest project is at a much smaller scale. He has designed a children’s chair and tableware for the Italian brand Alessi . Read Full Story

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