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2014 Design Discovery

July 28, 2014   |  

For the fourth year in a row, high school students and incoming UK first years had the opportunity to explore design fundamentals in the UK/CoD Design Discovery Program. This weeklong program is designed to exposed prospective students to the type of learning environment they would encounter in a design education setting.
 
Participants took part in design and drawing exercises, model-making workshops led by UK/CoD faculty, and field trips to gain an understanding of what constitutes the studio experience of a first-year student in the College of Design.
 
“The program theme was "a city of spaces”, said program coordinator Jordan Hines.  “As a studio we continually looked at our work as a collective idea, we displayed all the work as a single work, or a continuous exhibit of design ideas, linked by a common theme.”
 
The students toured local design firms Ross Tarrant, alt32, and Gray Construction where they spoke with UK/CoD alumni and design professionals.