Tag Archives: Design Studies

Image: Detail of textiles featured in the “Intersections” exhibit in the Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery. Photo by Dakota Mace.

SoHE News & Events: Oct 11–17

Celebrating Wisconsin’s first Indigeneous Peoples Day | SoHE student founds group to diversify design industry | Shim examines impacts of student debt | Bartfeld finds free school meals improves elementary attendance | Two SoHE artists at MMoCA Triennial show, opening Friday | Jennifer Angus show now open | Food politics panel, including Gaddis, at Wisconsin Book Festival

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SoHE News & Events: Oct 4–10

Marianne Fairbanks and Dakota Mace to show in MMoCA’s Wisconsin Triennial | Jennifer Angus show opens this weekend | SoHE undergrad a local climate leader | Jerry O’Brien praises Von Maur’s entry into Madison | Jennifer Gaddis on WHYY to talk school lunch shaming

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SoHE News and Events: June 7-13

ANGUS EXHIBIT | SOHE STUDENT INTERNSHIP Angus’ New Exhibit at the Florence Griswold Museum Design Studies Professor Jennifer Angus’ exhibition at the Florence Griswold Museum was featured in Ink Magazine. Angus’ exhibit is one of four at the museum under the theme Fragile Earth; The Naturist Impulse in Contemporary Art, where all the artists create […]

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Textile Tuesday: Hungarian Men’s Coat

Coat with tooled leather and buckle 1996, Hungary, 2002.06.001 With winter storms and sub-zero temperatures in Wisconsin, we’re featuring a warm woolen coat for this week’s Textile Tuesday. This beautiful piece is on display until April 14 as part of the Design Gallery show Appliqué to Zardozi: A Celebration Sampler. Warm up with a visit […]

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UW x August Street Wear Challenge

A student blog story SoHE Design studies students have been challenged to create one-color screen-printed shirts for August, a popular street wear boutique located on State Street in Madison. The project is a partnership between Rob Bowhan, owner of August, and students in Professor Jennifer Angus’ Printing and Dyeing I and II courses. These students incorporated […]

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Experiencing Space

Designs by Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture Students June 8 – August 3, 2018 A selection of design works by upper level students in the Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture Programs at UW-Madison. Interior Architecture coursework combines the art of design with social science to create revolutionary spaces and environments for people. Landscape Architecture provides […]

2018 Threads Fashion Show Advertisement: Tangled

Free Faculty/Staff Passes to Threads Fashion Show

In support of the Textile and Design Studies students and all of the students planning the UW Threads Fashion Show, Dean Shim will be sponsoring a pass for all faculty and staff to attend the fashion show free of charge. Show Details Threads: Tangled Sunday, April 29th Masonic Center 301 Wisconsin Avenue Showtimes: 4:00pm & […]

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Design Studies Students Collaborate with Kenyan Activist Josephine Kulea

Bailey Schuldt is a Senior, Communication Arts 2018, Certificates in Digital Studies and Gender & Women’s Studies Several weeks ago, Kenyan women’s rights campaigner Dr. Josephine Kulea visited SoHE as part of a partnership initiated by Design Studies instructor Lesley Sager. In 2012, Kulea founded the Samburu Girls Foundation, an organization dedicated to rescuing young girls from […]

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Design Studies MFA

Design Studies Masters in Fine Arts Exhibition April 22 – May 13, 2018 Each year the Ruth Davis Design Gallery showcases the final, degree-fulfilling work of Master of Fine Arts candidates from the Design Studies Department. The exhibition is the culmination of three years of intensive work as each candidate launches their formal career as […]

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SoHE News and Events: February 2-February 8

Professor Sarmadi in the News | Grad Student Hess Wins Award Professor Majid Sarmadi on ‘Hunter’s Pink’ and AATCC On January 24, Design Studies professor Majid Sarmadi, Ph.D., testified before the Michigan House Department on Natural Resources regarding his research on increased visibility of “Hunter’s Pink.” Additionally, the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists […]

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Professor Sarmadi Recognized for Teaching

Professor Majid Saramdi in the SoHE Department of Design Studies has been selected by the UW-Madison Distinguished Teaching Awards Committee to receive the Van Hise Outreach Teaching Award.  The academic accomplishments of Dr. Majid Sarmadi, Rothermel Bascom Professor at the School of Human Ecology, are many, but what most distinguishes him is his commitment to […]

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SoHE Repped in New Arts Venture Challenge Presentations, April 28

For the 2017 New Arts Venture Challenge, four finalists/groups (listed below) present their ideas on Friday, April 28 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. SoHE is represented by Luisa Fernanda Garcia-Gomez, a Design Studies Student working on her MFA, and Julia Fillingame with SoHE’s global artisans project, and Erin Tenderholt who is involved with Wisconsin Without Borders. The […]

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Past Exhibitions

The Ruth Davis Design Gallery features exhibitions on a broad range of subjects relating to the processes and results of design. Explore a selection of previous exhibitions. Past student work   Past faculty and alumni work    

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Design Thinking Courses

SoHE Classes in Design Thinking SoHE offers a series of courses that teach students about design thinking models, qualitative research methods, problem finding and framing, analysis and synthesis of research, reflective thinking, ideation and creativity techniques, experimentation and rapid prototyping, collaborative skills and techniques, the value of iterative design, and identifying unique points of view. […]

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Design Thinking

THINK BIGGER, SOLVE BETTER Design Thinking: a process for the curious—an asset on your resume The chaos of invention? The realms of boundless creativity? They’re not just for the mad-scientist tinkerer or artistic types. They’re for you. What the world needs—and today’s job market demands—is inquisitive outside-the-box problem solvers and people who flow with possibilities. […]

Hand in Hand – Student Starts Fundraiser for ACLU

SoHE graduate student and MFA candidate Hannah Bennett is a paper maker, textile artist, and philanthropist. Troubled by climate change and the situation surrounding the acceptance of refugees, Bennett started a GoFundMe page for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Wanting to help in some way, she decided to sell some of her art in the […]

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Grad Student Bennett: Back to Her Roots

Hannah O’Hare Bennett, MFA Candidate Design Studies Hannah O’Hare Bennett remembers the day Textiles & Fabric Design Professor and Coordinator Jenny Angus sent her the news she’d been awarded a fellowship to attend SoHE’s MFA program in Design Studies. “I was just so happy,” Bennett says. “It’s so flattering and such a surprise. And it […]

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Options & Info

PhD Programs MS Programs MFA Program Certificates and Minors Graduate Courses Courses for Human Ecology graduate programs are offered through four academic departments. When searching for courses in the UW-Madison Course Guide, it may be helpful to reference the chart below. Resources & Organizations The all UW-Madison Students page provides links to information about housing, […]