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Sep 9, 2020

The Henry W. and Lorene R. Johnston Design + Build Program

This story originally appeared in the Spring 2020 issue of Designlife Magazine.  A Foundation on Wheels Some may imagine architecture students as a roomful of students drafting high-concept designs on oversized sketchbooks. Maybe a few diligent hands in a basement, gluing together toothpicks in the shape of a building. Now, thanks to the Henry W. and… 

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Sep 7, 2020

Switching Back the Code: A Q&A with Jemima Liteli

Jemima Liteli is a junior studying graphic design at NC State. Attending predominantly white institutions (PWIs) for the majority of her life has caused her to feel the otherness, isolation and disconnection that other BIPOC students often feel. When she first came to the College of Design, Jemima found it hard to break the habits of… 

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Aug 21, 2020

On Behalf of Dean Mark Hoversten

Dear College of Design community, As you have likely heard, Chancellor Woodson announced that undergraduate classes will pivot to online instruction beginning Monday, August 24 at 8 a.m. If you have not done so, please take a moment to read his announcement for complete details regarding this development. There have been an increasing number of… 

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Aug 20, 2020

Designlife Podcast: Justin Johnson

Today we are discussing how gaming, especially in a virtual reality setting, can be applied to treating post traumatic stress disorder. We’re joined by NC State College of Design Assistant Professor and Doctor of Design student practitioner, Justin Johnson. As a combat veteran and lifelong gamer, Justin has been researching how the natural environment can be… 

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Aug 14, 2020

Designlife Podcast: Elen Deming

The Doctor of Design (DDes) was established in 2016, making it one of the newest programs the college has to offer. It is also the only one of its kind in the country that offers a blended online learning model for design research.  The Doctor of Design has garnered attention and enrollment from students across… 

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Aug 12, 2020

DDes Student Researching How to Design VR That Heals

Justin Johnson is researching how VR can be used to treat PTSD and promote cognitive restoration. 

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Jul 21, 2020

Designlife Podcast: Anne Spafford

If you’re spending a lot more time at home and not in the office lately, there’s a chance you have become much more aware of how you value the outdoors. You might be spending more time on your local greenway, sprucing up the garden in your back yard, or just taking a few minutes away… 

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Jul 17, 2020

From Architecture to Augmented Reality

A lack of access to information, language barriers, excessive time costs and a poor implementation of two-way communication methods are just a few of the reasons why residents across the country don’t speak up during public municipal government hearings. These reasons not only affect how communities develop and are granted resources, but they also have a direct correlation to the health and well-being of certain neighborhoods. 

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Jun 29, 2020

Black Design Matters: A Q&A with Demarcus Williams

He was the only Black student to graduate that year with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, and one of seven Black students in his class accepted into the College of Design out of 120. 

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May 4, 2020

Julia Littleton: Balancing Cheer, Design and Graduation During COVID-19

Defying Expectations The worlds of design and athletics are equally demanding. Both require discipline, extensive training and a never-ending learning curve. To Julia Littleton, a senior in design studies and a member of NC State’s Cheer team, combining those two worlds took some getting used to. However, they both play invaluable roles in her journey. “When…