Note: This page showcases the wide selection of end-of-year events CCA hosted in 2011. Events listed here are for illustrative purposes only; all events have passed.
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2011 by Jim Norrena
Posted on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 by Samantha Braman
Community Partner Organization: Bethany Center Senior Housing, San Francisco
CCA Faculty Leaders: Rachel Robinette and Charlie Sheldon, Design
Goal: Define pragmatic, cost-effective design solutions that benefit elder residents and administrators at Bethany Center
Bethany Center is a progressive, publicly subsidized, low-income, 133-unit elder living facility in San Francisco's Mission District. Its population is incredibly diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, language, and the residents' personal histories. It also has a specific policy of encouraging and welcoming the arts, which made it an obvious ENGAGE match for faculty leaders Rachel Robinette and Charlie Sheldon.
"The Bethany Center was really excited to get a fresh take on its problems -- which are mostly centered on communications, residential life, and community engagement -- from a design perspective," says Sheldon.
Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 by Marion Anthonisen
The only collection of its kind at any art school in the country, the CCA Materials Library is an interdisciplinary space where students explore texture and engage imagination. Within its walls, fashion students envision constructing purses from heavy-duty conveyor belt textiles. Film students see high-performance sailcloth and imagine large-scale video projection screens. The idea is to inspire through tactile experimentation, and it's a pretty awesome place. Check out the video tour above. Many thanks to CCA alum Jake Sollins for taking us through the archive!
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2011 by Lindsey Westbrook
MIT Press, 2010
Hardcover, 240 pages, $29.95
What happens when designers think beyond the object to creative positive, unexpected design experiences? This book by Branko Lukic with text by Barry Katz offers inventive perspectives on design and engineering that help reframe and reinvent the way we think about traditional (and often mundane) objects. Branko Lukic is founder and principal of Nonobject Studio in Palo Alto, which provides design innovation solutions and strategic consulting services to established companies, nonprofit organizations, and startups worldwide. Barry Katz helped to articulate the philosophy of the Nonobject; in addition to serving on CCA's faculty he is also a consulting professor at Stanford University and a fellow at IDEO.
Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 by Samantha Braman
Posted on Monday, September 13, 2010 by Jim Norrena
Congratulations to CCA Industrial Design students Erin Fong, Ryan David Francis, and Marc Levinson, all finalists among 814 participants, who were each awarded an honorable mention at the 23rd Annual Koizumi International Design Lighting Competition for Students, a significantly competitive international competition for lighting design students, whose objective it is to "promote promising youth and improve the cultural lighting situation."
Erin Fong — Quintet
Ryan David Francis — Triode Safety Light
Posted on Thursday, September 9, 2010 by Samantha Braman
How can craft and technology influence, and cater to, evolving social needs, user demands, and civic infrastructure? This summer, students in Nick Riddle's Industrial Design course titled "Bike Building I: The Frame" set out to answer the question.
Focusing on traditional principles and techniques of bicycle frame building, Riddle led students through the process of researching, designing, crafting, and manufacturing a custom bike. According to each student's individual desire, some of the final bikes were for mountain riding, others were for road riding, and others were purely for leisure. All were conceived, designed, and assembled in just six weeks.
Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 by Samantha Braman
Posted on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 by Jim Norrena
Last year BusinessWeek magazine ranked alumna Caroline Lu (MFA Design 2008) among the “twenty-one people who will change business." The industry-leading magazine also distinguished California College of the Arts as one of the “world’s best design schools,” for its commitment to a cross-disciplinary curriculum that "defies inclinations and shatters silos."
Posted on Monday, May 3, 2010 by Sarah Owens
CCA's Industrial Design seniors took on a range of contemporary health issues for the 2010 Industrial Design Senior Project. The show, [Second Opinion]/calendar/2010/second-opinion-industrial-design-exhibition), will feature these forays into the well-being of the contemporary urbanite. Eighteen graduating Industrial Design seniors will present a fresh perspective on how industrial design can aid, shelter, and disrupt your 21st-century well-being.