An outside-in perspective is required to counteract the bias to inward focus. It is a deliberate activity and approach that aims to drag a business back into focusing on what is going on in this world. In this course, participants will understand the key elements of how biophilic designs can play a role in our work environment. The course will review the needs humans have in seeking connections to nature and other forms of life. The course will review the effects of urbanization and the tech takeover, while counterpointing companies’ willingness to include biophilic designs in the workplace. Finally, this course will review the reasons biophilic designs are dominating the workplace while showing examples of their uses in the hospitality setting.
Calling ALL students to join NEWH LA for a virtual portfolio review. This is a great opportunity to get feedback on your resume, projects, or portfolio from working professionals in the hospitality industry. Use that feedback to help your work stand out from the crowd!
How it works: Open to all students who have at least one project completed and/or a resume for review.
Students will go on a series of speed dates, each time being reviewed by a different mentor. They should be prepared to take control of the screen and present their work digitally. They have the option of presenting the same project or resume multiple times or presenting several different projects and a resume. Students will be put in a group of 2 or 3. Depending on the group size, they will be given 3-5 minutes to present one project, and the reviewer will have 2-3 minutes to critique.
Event: Speed Dating Portfolio Review Date: Friday, Sept, 17th Time: 2PM-4PM PDT Format: Online via Zoom Cost: Free Registration: HERE
Join the Pacific Design Center for a virtual WESTWEEK 2021! This year it’s unlike any other, where we explore a collection of thoughts and ideas with a refreshed view at how — through design — we can always find the silver lining.
Enjoy over 30 informative events that speak to the strength and resilience of our design community and prepare to be inspired!
Please join the UNEX International Programs Department (ISO) for a discussion about campus resources, career trends, networking opportunities, and shared experiences. All current F-1 and non-F-1 international certificate students welcome to this virtual event! All UNEX departments will have a staff member present to answer any specific program questions. Hope to see you there!
Date: Friday, March 12, 2021 Time: 4-5:30 PM (Pacific Time) Registration: HERE
We are happy to announce the continuation of our no-cost one day online educational and personal development seminars in the Fall 2020 quarter. These seminars are free to all and completely online, so please join us for the following:
Form Over Function: The Tension Between Striking Interior Design and Livability Part I (Early 20th Century through Mid-Century Modern)
Description: This course is an overview of the eternal tension between designs that make an aesthetic statement and designs that actually respect how they will be used by the people who have to live with them. The course is a humorous and entertaining stroll through the history of interior architecture, interior design, furnishings, and accessories that examines how the desire to make a statement often results in designs that are uncomfortable, unusable, or outright dangerous.
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020 Time: 10:00 am (PST) – 11:30 am (PST)
Form Over Function: The Tension Between Striking Interior Design and Livability Part II (Post Mid-Century Modern through Contemporary)
Description: Part II of Part I. This course continues the humorous and entertaining stroll through the history of interior architecture, interior design, furnishings, and accessories that examines how the desire to make a statement often results in designs that are uncomfortable, unusable, or outright dangerous.
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020 Time: 10:00 am (PST) – 11:30 am (PST
Sketching for Designers – Techniques On How To Create A Fast and Precise Sketch
Description: All great ideas start with a sketch. It is a dialogue that depicts our imagination and helps us through the creative design process. A quick initial sketch helps solve any complex computer generated detail. Sketching is a great tool to communicate with our clients; it helps us sort through different ideas very fast, and it is a universal journal that is understood and welcomed by all.
Description: An introduction to the fundamentals of residential interior design, including the relationship of color, light, texture, balance and composition, which impacts how human psychology reacts within the space; the optimum furniture placement, use of existent space and accessories; and applying these techniques in evolving residential spaces, such as home-office spaces and expanding households.
Log on and learn about Sherwin-Williams resources for students and emerging professionals including complimentary sample tools, rendering options for palettes, and how to make color specification a breeze. This online educational course will cover paint basics as well to equip you with the knowledge to transition into the field! Thank you to ASID Pasadena and Shelby Fowler, Designer Account Executive at Sherwin-William!
Join us for our FREE open house and informational session on Thursday, November 7 from 7-8:30pm!
Learn about career opportunities and the benefits of our nationally ranked Master of Interior Architecture Program. Open house speakers include the program director, program advisor, instructors, current students and graduates. Learn about program curriculum (Master’s Degree in Interior Architecture, Certificate and courses in general), benefits of enrollment, career opportunities, Q&A and more!
What will the interior design industry look like a decade from now and beyond? The inaugural Future of Home conference, presented by Business of Home and the High Point Market Authority, will pose this question and more to forward-thinking creative and business professionals in the first event of its kind, this September 9–10, in New York City.
Business of Home will mobilize entrepreneurs and visionaries—from inside and outside of the home industry—who are reimagining ways to make, market, distribute, and sell products and services. Together, we will address business changes and challenges, spotlight innovation, and lay the course for a promising future.
BOH Insiders: $215 On sale now! Click here to learn more about becoming a BOH Insider.
If you are a BOH Insider, please contact us to claim your discounted ticket.
NYSID 2019 graduates and Pratt students: $215
If you are a NYSID 2019 grad or Pratt student, please use your provided code or contact us to claim your discounted ticket.
Join us Saturday, December 1st at 4:00pm for a Discussion and Book Signing with GE WANG for the new book: “Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime, A MusiComic Manifesto”.
What we make, makes us. This is the central tenet of Artful Design, a photorealistic comic book that examines the nature, purpose, and meaning of design. A call to action and a meditation on art, authenticity, and social connection in a world disrupted by technological change, this book articulates a fundamental principle for design: that we should design not just from practical needs but from the values that underlie those needs.
Artful Design takes readers on a journey through the aesthetic dimensions of technology. Using music as a universal phenomenon that has evolved alongside technology, this book breaks down concrete case studies in computer-mediated toys, tools, games, and instruments, including the best-selling app Ocarina. Every chapter elaborates a set of general design principles and strategies that illuminate the essential relationship between aesthetics and engineering, art and design.
Ge Wang implores us to both embrace and confront technology, not purely as a means to an end, but in its potential to enrich life. Technology is never a neutral agent, but through what we do with it―through what we design with it―it provides a mirror to our human endeavors and values. Artful Design delivers an aesthetic manifesto of technology, accessible yet uncompromising.