05 Oct 2021

October 2021

Dear Design Lab Friends,

The fall semester is in full swing and we want to remind you of some of the fun and educational programming Design Lab has to offer.

We have loved welcoming pre-college students back in-person to our Design Lab classroom in our Fall Weekend Workshops, and we can’t wait for the remaining in-person and online workshops that are coming up! Registration is still open!

Below you will find information and updates on the following:
• Fall 2021 // Weekend Workshop Registration Still Open
• A Resource Round Up
• Applying to the College of Design?
• Design Camp 2022 Dates Heading Your Way
Read below for more details.

Fall 2021 // Weekend Workshops

Make sure to sign up for our Weekend Workshops before they fill up! We still have two online workshops and one in-person workshop available for registration.

Workshops are held on Saturdays from 9:00am – 4:00pm, and will introduce students to design thinking and the design process through challenge-based activities. Through these workshops, students will have the opportunity to develop a better understanding of our designed world and find answers to these questions: What is design? How do designers think?

See below for brief descriptions of each Weekend Workshop.
View our website for more details and to register.

Registration Still Open

In-Person Weekend Workshop

Industrial Design // Two for One: Dual-Purpose Design
Date: November 13

In this Industrial Design workshop, students will act as both designer and client as they design and prototype a new product for their bedroom. Students will be tasked with exploring empathy and emotion, through form, color, and details, and they will be challenged to be creative and innovative as they design a dual-purpose or multi-purpose product for their bedroom. Through the process, students will practice skills in ideation, sketching, prototyping, and presenting their design.
Examples of Dual-Purpose Products

Online Weekend Workshops
Art + Design // Knot A Story
Date: October 16
Supply List: Click Here
From shoelaces to ships, knots tie the world together! In this interactive online workshop, students will learn to tie both functional and decorative knots, all while exploring the historical and communicative nature of knots! And as students develop an understanding of how the Incas used knots as a form of language, students will work in small groups to design and construct a tactile story from knots.
No previous knot tying experience is needed and all experience levels are welcome.

Industrial Design // Assembly Required: Flat Pack Furniture
Date: October 30
Supply List: Click Here
For this online workshop, students will focus on flat-pack furniture design by designing a bench, shelf, or table. Students will practice sketching and turning their 2D sketch ideas into working 3D model prototypes. Through research, collaboration, sketching and prototyping, students will understand how to transform their ideas from paper into a working prototype. Students’ furniture must be able to be taken apart and be put back together, so they will not be using adhesives.

Design Example: Street Lab

View our website for more details and to register.

Round Up

This year our Design Lab interns would like to share fun and engaging resources, including podcasts, websites, and apps, for you to explore on your own that will give you more exposure to Design!

Check back for new featured resources from our interns in each newsletter!

Design Podcast: Creative Pep Talk
“The Creative Pep Talk Podcast is designed to help you make a good living, making great art. Andy J. Miller is passionate about helping creative’s strike the perfect balance between art and business. Through ridiculous analogies, personal stories and artist interviews, Andy hopes to help you break free from confusion and make a plan for your creative career success!”

Check out the amazing cover art for each new episode!

Design Website: Canva
For a free tool, Canva offers a whole lot of design power to create presentations, posters, infographics, album/podcast covers, social media posts, you name it! Canva offers a variety of free templates on their homepage to get you started on your next project!
Canva also has a Canva Educational program that offers design tips and tricks for beginners and professionals! Check out their new Infographic series!

Design App: Procreate $9.99
Procreate is a digital app for iPad and iPhone that can take your illustrations to the next level. Used by both professionals and beginners, Procreate allows you to sketch, paint with oil, acrylic, or watercolor, and everything in between! Check out Procreate’s portfolio to see how various artists have used the app.
While Procreate is not available for Android, Sketchbook is available for both Android and Apple products and is free.

Check It Out
Considering Applying to the College of Design?

The College of Design’s application information and the Admissions Booklet for Freshman and Transfer Students is out now. Here you will find important dates, steps to complete an application, portfolio and essay guidelines, as well as the application timeline.

NC State University’s Open House is Saturday, October 16, from 9:00am – 2:00pm. You can find more information and register at this link: https://openhouse.ncsu.edu/


We will announce dates for

Design Camp 2022

next week!

Stay tuned!

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