Integrated Design

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The next decade asks us to reconsider the role and relevance of design in every aspect to our world, connecting humans beings and the planet.

In CCS's Integrated Design program, you will strengthen your ability to leverage the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow in the face of climate change and other issues facing our planet. You will become an expert in understanding emotional intelligence, social influence, and service orientation.

You will design initiatives and projects in a forward-looking, inclusive, and integrated way, re-and up-skilling your “human” competence to address multiple challenges at one time, improving services and saving resources.

Your experience will be uniquely shaped by being in Detroit. With its UNESCO City of Design designation and its multi layered reality, Detroit welcomes you to participate in project-based work and hands-on experiences. Is your portfolio demonstrating versatility, critical thinking, rigor, point of view, and accomplishment working with visualizations media? 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