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Designing Decisions: 2019 MDes Public Talks

May 15, 2019 • Research & Leadership, Graduate Student, MDes

Care providers, patients, and policymakers face a near-infinite number of big choices when it comes to managing healthcare. Read More >

Designing for Equity in Public Education

May 9, 2019 • Research & Leadership, Social Engagement, Graduate Student

During the winter 2019 semester, graduate students from the Stamps School of Art & Design’s Masters in Integrative Design (MDes) worked with the University of Michigan School of Education’s Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research (CEDER) to… Read More >

Caring for the Caregivers: 2018 MDes Thesis Talks

April 25, 2018 • Research & Leadership, Social Engagement, Graduate Student

How can doctors, nurses, and medical staff improve communication with and support of patient family members — and how does this impact patient outcomes? What guiding principles should inform design when it's for something as significant as end of life care? Read More >

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 >

Design, Happiness, and Futures: 2017 D++ Design Salon

October 12, 2017 • Other Stories, Faculty, Graduate Student

The Stamps School of Art & Design will be hosting its second annual D++ Design Salon on October 20–22nd, 2017. Read More >

Caring by Design: Stamps MDes in Integrative Design Thesis Projects

June 27, 2017 • Research & Leadership, Making a Difference, Graduate Student

If you've ever spent time in a hospital, you can probably relate to this scenario: your procedure is done, you're rested, and it's time to go home. Or is it? And what still needs to happen first? Read More >

Meet the 2016 MDes Cohort

November 16, 2016 • Student Voices, Graduate Student, MDes

Our incoming 2016 MDes students sat down to answer questions about their backgrounds, their approach to design, and their thoughts on “wicked problems” that need solving. Read More >

2015 MDes Students in the Spotlight

August 1, 2016 • Graduate Student, MDes

While collaboration is at the crux of the Stamps MDes in Integrative Design program experience, there are many opportunities for individual accomplishments and pursuits. Here is a run-down of moments where students from the 2015 MDes cohort claimed the… Read More >

Stamps MDes: First Year in Review

June 7, 2016 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Graduate Student, MDes

Ever had a retinal image taken at the optometrist? As visually interesting as the orange interworkings of your eye can be, it can be hard to tell what you're meant to glean from it. Read More >

MDes Design Charette

February 2, 2016 • Making a Difference, Graduate Student, MDes

In September 2015, the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan launched the first year of their new MDes in Integrative Design program. Led by Associate Professor John Marshall, the two-year MDes program pairs a close-knit team of… Read More >