CCA in the Media News

Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014 by Laura Braun

The mission of the Interaction Design Program at CCA is to humanize technology by creating a new breed of human-centered specialists. Students are taught forward-looking core skills in systemic and behavioral design, as well as visual design and technical skills. This is a brand new program, but the judges were impressed with the balanced and robust infrastructure and see potential for the program to be highly influential in the UX/IxD education landscape.

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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014 by Laura Braun

Blueprints, Blue Jeans & Bluegrass was the theme of a scholarship fundraiser at California College of the Arts in San Francisco on Wednesday. Guests were asked to wear blue, and the crowd of 400 sat at four long tables, covered with blue-print covered cloth, as designed by Stanlee Gatti.

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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014 by Laura Braun

Maxwell-Parish, who runs the innovative Hybrid Lab at the California College of the Arts, designed the high-five camera so that it would automatically start rolling when someone neared with an outstretched arm. The GoPro camera would then cut as soon as the friendly greeting was complete.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 by Laura Braun

My friend Barry Katz, a professor at both Stanford’s Design School and at the California College of the Arts, and a fellow at IDEO, reminded me the other day: Liberal Arts are the Arts that Liberate. It further strengthened my belief that everybody should learn to program, and that the liberal arts colleges should make it compulsory for students to have at least a course or two in computer science to graduate.

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Posted on Monday, March 24, 2014 by Laura Braun

We’ve passed the point where design is merely the look and feel of things. Today it’s core to any successful business, so much so that in Silicon Valley designers are pursued by venture capitalists and have seats at the table alongside founding engineers and executives, and Apple (AAPL), Facebook (FB), General Electric (GE), and 17 other companies fight over the 14 lucky students enrolled in the California College of the Arts’ Interaction Design program.

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Posted on Monday, March 24, 2014 by Laura Braun

Will Semmes, associate program chair of the California College of the Arts, announced the school is planning a new MBA in Public Policy Design with a curriculum that is tailored to civic tech entrepreneurship and service. Inspired by civic tech startups that answer urban problems, Semmes said the curriculum teaches analytics, open data use, social enterprise skills, coding, app development and a variety of methods to work with government jurisdictions. The college is taking applications for the program now and is seeking additional instructors for the launch.

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Posted on Monday, March 24, 2014 by Laura Braun

Sabrina Buell and Yves Behar recently hosted the opening of the new Oliver Peoples San Francisco Boutique, in honor of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts at California College of the Arts.

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Posted on Monday, March 24, 2014 by Laura Braun

Hosted by Oliver Peoples CEO David Schulte with art adviser Sabrina Buell and her partner, Fuseproject founder-designer Yves Béhar, the evening benefited the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts at California College of the Arts.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by Laura Braun

There was an air of easy, breezy, SoCal comfort during the opening of the new Oliver Peoples boutique on Maiden Lane in San Francisco. The bustling event, hosted by Sabrina Buell and Yves Behar, benefitted the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts at California College of the Arts.  Guests came out to experience the chic new 800 square-foot store, shop the eyewear – including the highly anticipated Isabel Marant par Oliver Peoples collaboration sunglasses – and meet Oliver Peoples CEO David Schulte and Founder & Creative Director Larry Leight.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by Laura Braun

In 2008 Crescimano landed at Gensler's San Francisco office. She was piling up internship hours, working on campus planning and office projects for clients like Hewlett-Packard and Kaiser Permanente. In her spare time, she co-taught, with Public Architecture, a studio on small-space interventions at California College of the Arts. She was also collaborating with the intelligentsia at the San Francisco urban-research nonprofit SPUR, frequently writingand speaking on the future of work.

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