Design Incubation Colloquium 3.3: Kent State University

Cene Lecture Hall, Center for Architectural and Environmental Design, Kent State University

Design Incubation, a think tank for communication design educators and practitioners aimed at creating a community in which designers can assess creative work through a lens of scholarly activity and academic review, will make its first excursion to the Midwest this spring with a visit to the Kent State Univeristy School of Visual Communication Design.


Saturday, March 11, 2017
School of Visual Communication Design
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242

Submit abstract submissions now until Feb. 18, 2017.

Visit the Design Incubation web page to register for this event. 

Hosted by School of Visual Communication DesignJessica Barness ( and Sanda Katila (


Cene Lecture Hall, Center for Architectural and Environmental Design, Kent State University.

This venue is across the street from the Kent State Hotel in downtown Kent, where there are also many restaurants, shops, bars, etc. Parking is available (campus lot, street, and downtown parking ramp).


Kent is located in the Cleveland-Akron metro area and is easily accessible from I-80 (Ohio Turnpike) and I-76. Two airports serve the area: Akron-Canton (CAK) and Cleveland Hopkins International (CLE)


The Kent State Hotel is located across the street from the colloquium venue. Contact the hosts for other accommodation recommendations in the area.


Critical Making as Design Scholarship: Strategies and Opportunities
VCD Assistant Professor Jessica Barness
Professor Steven McCarthy, College of Design, University of Minnesota


Place Into Words: An Unconventional Approach To Communicating The Story of Human Space Flight

VCD MFA Candidate & Adjunct Instructor Alan Walker
VCD MFA Candidate & Adjunct Instructor Alex Catanese
VCD MFA Candidate & Adjunct Instructor Jordan Kauffman

Grafik Intervention: Sparking Urban Revitalization Efforts Through Graphic Design 
Associate Professor of Art & Design Brit Rowe, Department of Art & Design, Ohio Northern University

Hearing What Isn’t Said: Visualizing Non-Verbal Responses In Data Analysis 
VCD Associate Professor Sanda Katila