Integrated Design

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A new kind of designer is emerging – design strategist, service designer, social innovator. Today’s complex design problems need a holistic approach for understanding and creating solutions.

Integrated Design is for designers who seek career opportunities outside the traditional two- and three-dimensional boundaries. The program focuses on creating design thinkers, with an eye toward social innovation.

Our curriculum integrates relevant aspects of business practices with human-centered research into the creative process to prepare you for success. It is structured to stimulate innovative and entrepreneurial thinking in a rigorous, interdisciplinary environment – where collaboration throughout the design process is a core principle.

As a student in the College’s MFA program in Integrated Design, you will work among highly talented design professionals who are interested in exploring and addressing complex issues facing our society today and in the future – health and wellness, environmental and social transformation locally and globally.

Are you ready to transform people’s lives and be a catalyst for change? If yes, join us.

Led by MFA Integrated Design Professor and Chair, Maria Luisa Rossi, students in Integrated Design and Interaction Design collaborated on a project with GE Appliances called "Future of Healthy Living Within the Home.” This project focused on integrating health and wellness components into GE Appliances’ products through the use of interaction and beyond. The students presented their scenario hypothesis ideation at the GE Appliances headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, in  November '16.

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MFA Integrated Design Department
T. 313.664.1475
F. 313.664.1490

Department Chair
Maria Luisa Rossi