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Research & Leadership

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At the University of Michigan, Stamps faculty and students have the great privilege of working with a campus full of diverse disciplines and ideas to generate new knowledge and solve big problems.

Now more than ever, our skills in observation, visual thinking, and critical inquiry are in demand as society recognizes the role of creativity in solving global issues, from health management to environmental sustainability.

Leading the Creative Conversation

Stamps faculty lead critical conversations in the realms of art, design, and creative futures. Dean’s Office initiatives — such as the annual interdisciplinary design salon, “D++” — regularly bring Stamps faculty together with outside industry experts and academic thought-leaders for in-depth creative inquiry.

Efforts like D++ ensure that Stamps faculty continuously diversifies their perspectives, continues to think in new ways, and sparks fresh conversations, collaborations, and initiatives. Our commitment to creative incubation has a direct impact on our students, our curriculum, and our scholarly pursuits.

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Recent Projects

Stamps is continually working to expand our research initiatives by collaborating with partners in a wide range of fields, from nanotechnology to business, on projects that create new avenues to understanding.

John Marshall Facilitates Public Feedback for Proposed Detroit Design Site

October 31, 2018

John Marshall recently facilitated a public workshop to gather feedback for his team's proposed DIA/MCC Plaza site. Read More >

Design Research at Stamps: Decipher 2018

October 24, 2018

The Stamps School recently hosted Decipher 2018, a three-day, hands-on design educators research conference. Read More >

Internship Spotlight: Taylor Houlihan at the Smithsonian

September 26, 2018

Taylor Houlihan (BFA '18) reflects on her summer internship at the Smithsonian Museum's Digitization Programs Office. Read More >

Prophet to Come

June 15, 2018

Stamps welcomes Dr. Jane Prophet and her expansive approach to collaborative research and making. Read More >

Caring for the Caregivers: 2018 MDes Thesis Talks

April 25, 2018

Graduating MDes students presented Caring for the Caregivers: public thesis talks at the Stamps Gallery on March 23, 2018. Read More >