Last spring, as companies and schools scrambled to move online, SoHE students found their summer internships being cancelled. Salvaging those opportunities required moving work online—fast.
Three undergraduate students recently presented the results of their Chipstone Foundation-supported summer research fellowships with the UW Center for Design and Material Culture at SoHE, showcasing projects in textile studies, material culture, and design thinking.
Dr. Sarah Anne Carter, currently Visiting Executive Director and Visiting Assistant Professor of Design Studies, has accepted an invitation to serve as CDMC’s Executive Director beginning in fall of 2021.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Master of Science in Design + Innovation is an interdisciplinary and collaborative program created to teach students to understand multiple perspectives of design to find new and creative solutions to real-life issues. Offered on campus, our program follows an accelerated 12-month schedule that begins each May (Feb 1 application deadline). Students […]
Details on construction to run February through August 2020 Innovation Lab: Fostering tomorrow’s breakthroughs A successful learning environment for innovation fosters creativity and brings together groups of students and faculty to collaborate, exchange ideas, feel engaged, and be a part of a team. Starting February 2020 construction on the new Innovation Lab will begin, transforming […]
A new accelerated master’s degree launches with SoHE | Bartfeld on hunger solutions for Wisconsin | Angus exhibit “dazzles” | Collins appointed to retirement task force by Governor | SoHE grad student publishes research on mindful parenting of teens | Diprete Brown wins Global Citizen Award
The School of Human Ecology recently welcomed Dr. Lesley-Ann Noel, a Teaching Fellow from the Stanford d.School, to talk about her work with emancipatory research and design thinking. Dr. Noel’s PhD in Design, Master’s degree in Business Management, and Stanford Fellowship are just a few of many admirable accomplishments under her belt. She now uses […]
Dr. Sarah Anne Carter has accepted a two-year position as Visiting Executive Director of the Center for Design and Material Culture (CDMC) and Visiting Assistant Professor in Design Studies in the School of Human Ecology. Effective March 1 2019 Dr. Carter will begin working part time, on loan from the Chipstone Foundation until the position […]
When Molly Reddy ’10 started her academic studies at UW-Madison, she did not know how much her life path would be impacted by design thinking and the School of Human Ecology (SoHE). In fact, design thinking had not yet been established at the UW-Madison. As a freshman, Reddy started as a College of Letters and […]
A four-week summer course provided students with an inside-look at solving real problems using the Design Thinking’s “innovate-prototype-test” process. Design Studies and Engineer majors enrolled in DS 341: Design Thinking for Transformation focused on how to improve the farmer’s market experience for consumers. How might we…? Class was held in the recently opened UW MakerSpace. […]
During the 2016-2017 academic year, 4,908 out of 43,820 UW Madison students sought help from University Health Services for mental illness, which led to a 2.2 increase of client visits. The growing number of students struggling with mental health inspired The Translation Project, a visual campaign focusing on creating a dialogue about mental illness and […]
SoHE’s Design Thinking initiative is evolving our school’s culture and curriculum. Through it, we are equipping UW-Madison students with the skills and tools to solve both simple and complex problems in a way that improves people’s lives and well-being. In other words, teaching them how to find answers the human ecology way. This five-step process […]
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 […]
We’re bringing a Little Free Library to One City Learning in Madison, and we need YOUR HELP! Having opportunities to read, learn, and be curious are all extremely important for child development and family well-being. Please consider joining us for a Design Thinking Workshop Thursday March 22nd 5:30-7:30 in Room 3115 – Nancy Nicholas Hall. At this workshop, […]
#MeToo Campaign | SoHE Class Aims to Give Kenyan Women Entrepreneur Opportunities Consumer Science Faculty Christine Whelan Featured on NBC 15 News Christine Whelan, a SoHE consumer science faculty, was featured on the 10pm NBC 15 news about the “Me Too” movement. The campaign works to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault. Watch the […]
SoHE Interior Architecture student Courtney Christensen was recently announced as one of the first place winners of the Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge 2017. Christensen won the commercial design category with her re-imagining of the UW Credit Union. In regards to the project, Christensen said: “For the UW Credit Union E-Commerce Center project my classmates and […]
For the past several years, the UW-Madison School of Human Ecology (SoHE) has been campus’ active driver of design thinking, a problem-solving and idea generating process used by organizations and corporations worldwide to solve complex problems. SoHE’s Design Thinking Initiative has delivered the process to UW-Madison through coursework, collaborations, and, now, the university’s first group […]
Photo: SoHE student Emma Wiessner working in Kenya Blog by UW-Madison student Danielle Syse Sustainable Design Thinking Team Journeys to Kenya Over the past few years, University of Wisconsin-Madison students have been experiencing meaningful, real-world innovative projects through the student-run organization Insight Wisconsin. In an effort to unearth meaningful solutions, Insight Wisconsin encourages collaborations using the […]
Mary Jaeger (BS 1978, Textile and Apparel Design; MS 1980, Related Art) was commissioned to design the 100 Women Wall of Honor Scarf by the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The 80″ x 25″ printed silk chiffon scarf (image at the top of the post) is inspired by the individual stories of […]
Design thinking is process for achieving creative, human-centered, interdisciplinary solutions to real problems, big or small. For an engineering student, design thinking allows them to shift from a solution in search of a problem to a recognition of needs and how their capabilities and creatively can address them. With this idea in mind, the UW-Madison […]
By Emily Stenz If you’re wandering the halls of SoHE on a Thursday evening, you may see groups of students drawing mind maps on white boards and writing a lot of things that start with “how might we…”. Curious about what in the world they’re doing? In short, they’re thinking. But it’s not just any […]
Just a few short weeks ago the University of Wisconsin-Madison conferred Bachelors of Science degrees upon 253 undergraduate students, and MFA, MS., and Ph.D degrees on 12 graduate students from the School of Human Ecology. I am proud that they are well prepared to help people around the country – Milwaukee, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, […]
The School of Human Ecology (SoHE) and campus collaborators will launch a pioneering outreach project in three key areas around the world, aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of women and their communities. With generous funding from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment, the project will work in partnership with artisans […]