Kent State Co-Hosts Dublin Motion Design Summit
The University of Notre Dame, The Ohio State University, Kent State University and Michigan State University jointly presented the 2nd MODE Summit. This international event brought together motion design educators from different areas of expertise to present work and discuss motion and how it enhances, effects and changes messages, meaning and communication. The conference took place in Dublin, Ireland, in June at the O’Connell House and the Royal Irish Academy.
MODE is a gathering of design educators who specialize, research and teach in the area of motion design. The event is of particular interest and relevance to graphic design, visual communication design, typography, cinema, theatre, animation and storytelling. The conference addressed the growing field of motion design and the need for scholarly driven literature and examples to support and challenge educators.
The 1st MODE Summit took place at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Conference attendees came from a wide range of academic institutions and international locations.
Visual Communication Design Associate Professor Gretchen Rinnert served as the Design, Communication and Sponsorship Chair and the Conference Proceedings Co-Editor. She worked with Professor Andre Murnieks (Notre Dame) and Professor Brian Stone (OSU) to organize the first MODE Summit in 2013, then joined with Professor Rebecca Tegtmeyer (MSU) to develop MODE 2015.