If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you might want to consider a design major.Welcome to The World of Design
What is design?
- Design is everywhere: virtual spaces, graphics, photographs, physical spaces and illustrations all influence our daily decisions.
- Design degrees now recognize the diversity of the creative industry and allow students to develop strong creative skills while exploring their own desired disciplines.
What are some examples of design majors you have probably heard of?
- Industrial Product Design
Did you say Interaction Design? I have not heard of this!
What is Interaction Design?
Interaction Design is a process in which designers focus on creating engaging web interfaces with logical and thought out behaviors and actions.
What is the goal of Interaction Design?
Successful interactive design uses technology and principles of good communication to create desired user experiences.
The goal is to create products that enable users to achieve their objective(s) in the best way possible. (E.g. creating every element on a screen that user might interact with.)
What are some examples of Interaction Design in our daily life?
1.E-commerce (Adding Items to Cart/Basket
2.Interactive Tables in Museums
3.Interactive Animations in Apps
5.User Interface: Reactable Multitouch Table
6.Interactive Advertisement (McDonald’s Advertising Puzzle Push Poster)
7.Interactive Bus Stop Billboard
8.McDonald’s Touch Screen Ordering
What can you do with a Major in Design and Visual Arts (Not limited to the following few careers)?
- College Professor/Teacher
- Historical Preservationist
What are some of 2020’s Best Design Schools in America (According to Niche)?
#1 University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA
Roski School of Art and Design
#2 Washington University in St. Louis – Saint Louis, MO
Sam Fox School, College of Art
Sam Fox School’s Dynamic Bird Blind Blends into an Avian Paradise
#3 Carnegie Mellon University – Pittsburgh, PA
#4 Rhode Island School of Design – Providence, RI
RISD Fleet Library
#5 Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising – Los Angeles, CA
Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition @FIDM Museum and Galleries
#6 University of California – Los Angeles, CA
UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture
UCLA Unveils Affordable Eco-Housing to Combat Housing Crisis
#7 California Institute of the Arts – Valencia, CA#8 Northeastern University – Boston, MA#9 University of Notre Dame – Notre Dame, IN#10 Columbus College of Art & Design – Columbus, OH
CCAD Art Sign
#11 College of Creative Studies – Detroit, MI#12 Pratt Institute – Brooklyn, NY
The Pratt Institute Sculpture Park
#13 Boston University – Boston, MA
#14 Art Center College of Design – Pasadena, CA
ACCD’s South Campus
#15 Rochester Institute of Technology – Rochester, NY
#16 University of Texas-Austin – Austin, TX
School of Design and Creative Technologies
Texas Architecture Parametric Vault
#17 Georgia Institute of Technology – Atlanta, GA
#18 School of Visual Arts – New York, NY
#19 Texas Christian University – Fort Worth, TX
#20 Otis College of Art and Design – Los Angeles, CA
#21 Parsons: The New School – New York, NY
The New School in New York
Some TOP TIPS for design students:
01. Get Involved
Take an active part in the world of design (online or in real life).
02. Perfect Your Portfolio
Edit them carefully and consider the order in which your projects should go.
03. Keep Sketches
Sketches demonstrate your thought process, your creativity and problem-solving skills.
04. Attend Interviews
Attend in-person interview (whenever possible). Bring along your portfolio and sketches so that you can present tangible pieces.
05. Do Your Research
Research colleges and art institutions that you are interested in before applying.
06. Learn to Take Criticism
The ability to take criticism is a vital part of being a designer. It’s normal to get negative reactions, but always remember that setbacks will motivate you to work harder.