MICA Social Design

Demonstrating the value of design in addressing social problems.

MICA Social Design prepares the next generation of creative leaders through collaborative practice-based learning opportunities, exploring social issues, testing processes & defining the future of design. Learn about what we do.

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MASD Students Receive Design Ignites Change Student Innovation Awards
MASD Students Receive Design Ignites Change Student Innovation Awards

We're excited to announce that three MASD students received the prestigious Design Ignites Change Student Innovation Awards: Medication Communication Laura Brewer Medication Communication proposes an elegant solution to medication compliance (the degree to which a patient correctly follows medical…

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Designer for the Real World? Visiting Scholar Alison Clarke
Designer for the Real World? Visiting Scholar Alison Clarke

Victor J. Papanek’s book Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change is widely understood as the seminal text of 20th century design activism. This lecture traces the origins of Papanek’s design activism and highlights the urgent need for a broader historical and theoretical…

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Scholar-in-Residence Lee Davis on Impact! Design Session
Scholar-in-Residence Lee Davis on Impact! Design Session

In collaboration with Design Ignites Change, Impact! Design for Social Change presents a series of free 30-minute webinars that explore how design-driven ideas for social good are launched. Each session is hosted by Mark Randall, chair of Impact! Design for Social Change and principal of…

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George Aye of Greater Good Studio visits MASD
George Aye of Greater Good Studio visits MASD

George Aye, co-founder of Greater Good Studio in Chicago, came down to Baltimore to share his professional pathway as a social designer with MASD. George co-founded Greater Good Studio to increase the impact of his user-centered design practice. He started his career as a design consultant at IDEO…

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Where Do We Go From Here? Visiting Scholar Doug Powell
Where Do We Go From Here? Visiting Scholar Doug Powell

MICA Social Design Visiting Scholar, Doug Powell will present a public lecture Monday February 17, 7 pm at MICA's Studio Center. Doug Powell is a designer and studio lead at IBM in Austin, Texas where he is helping to build the vision for IBM Design, a global effort to bring design into one of the…

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