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Being Well and Staying Well: Stamps Design Charrette Focus on Geriatric Care

December 5, 2017 • Social Engagement, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Making a Difference

Holding up a brightly colored plastic pill box, Grace Jenq called out its flawed design as she addressed a recent charrette hosted by the Stamps School of Art & Design focused on better serving geriatric populations. Read More >

Student Spotlight: Ian Crowley on Water Filtration in Gabon

October 30, 2017 • Social Engagement, Cool Classes & Assignments, Going Global: Stories from Abroad

During the 2016-2017 academic year, a group of students from the Stamps School teamed up to prototype a water filtration system made from sawdust and clay in the Stamps ceramics studio under the guidance of studio coordinator John Leyland and professor Joe Trumpey. Read More >

What’s Your SuperYOUpower?

December 2, 2016 • Social Engagement, Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference

How do you get a fourth grade student to engage in conceptual, inquiry-led creative work? Ask them about their “superYOUpowers.” Read More >

Anne Mondro: Artist & Designer as Citizen

May 12, 2016 • Research & Leadership, Social Engagement, Cool Classes & Assignments

On a rainy Tuesday evening in February, a group of nineteen undergraduate Stamps students gather at the University of Michigan Hospital to tackle a human-centered design challenge: transforming an ordinary room into a comforting, peaceful Patient and Family… Read More >

A Day at Groundhog Park

January 25, 2016 • Social Engagement, Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference

It was unseasonably warm on Friday, December 11, 2015, as if Mother Nature herself were rooting for professor Joe Trumpey's Design/Build class to complete the build-out of a park in Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood. Read More >

The Wishing Fence

January 7, 2016 • Social Engagement, Cool Classes & Assignments, Faculty

On a damp, drizzly day in October, eighteen Stamps students pile onto a Detroit-bound bus for a journey that will change them in ways they have yet to imagine. Read More >