Caitlyn Skilton, a DI Fellow, wanted to help others gain an appreciation for the chimney swift and its role in the environment. So, she decided to create an immersive experience in the Design Innovation Hub’s Blank_Lab.
Get your boarding pass ready, SkyHack takes flight this November. The weekend-long aviation focused design challenge will run Nov. 3-5 in the Design Innovation Hub. Registration for SkyHack is free and open to undergraduate and graduate students from any U.S. university.
The Design Innovation initiative is pleased to welcome the second cohort of the Faculty Fellows program. Based in the DI Hub, the program launched in 2022 to create space for faculty members from any field to devote a portion of their teaching, research and scholarly focus to collaborative, cross-disciplinary projects and DI co-teaching experiences for an entire academic year.
The Stories Connecting Generations exhibit features 23 projects from the namesake class that pairs sociology and visual communication design students with an older adult partner, usually a resident of an area senior center, who they build a relationship with throughout the semester. At the end, they are tasked with transforming the life experiences of their partner into a visual design.
Design Innovations’s newest node brings the future of education to campus. The Learning Innovations Lab, located in White Hall, joins 25+ DI nodes at Kent State. The node’s divergence from the traditional makerspace - technology in the lab largely focuses on education - gives it a distinct presence on campus.