News & Events
CCS and Detroit Mercy Students Create Assistive Technology Devices
Students from Detroit Mercy’s College of Health Professions and Engineering & Science joined forces with the College for Creative Studies (CCS) Product Design students this year to develop assistive technology devices that improve the quality of life for veterans with disabilities and work conditions for plant employees. Student teams will unveil their devices on Wednesday, April 17, from 4-6 p.m. at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit.
Opera Innovator and MacArthur Fellow Yuval Sharon Presents “Invisible Cities”
On Thursday April 4, 2019, the MFA Interaction Design program will welcome Yuval Sharon, founder and artistic director of the experimental opera company The Industry. Sharon, whom the New York Times has called “opera’s disrupter in residence” will present a screening of The Industry’s interdisciplinary production of “Invisible Cities,” an operatic adaptation of the novel by Italo Calvino. Originally staged in Los Angeles’ Union Station in 2013, the opera was produced for wireless headphones.
CCS Takes Center Stage at GM’s ‘Be The Spark’
General Motors recently threw 'Be The Spark — Women Inspiring Innovation,' an event highlighting women in design. Five Detroit designers, including CCS alumna Veronika Scott and chair of Fashion Accessories Design Aki Choklat, spoke on values in design and the challenges of innovation at the GM Tech Center Design Dome in Warren in celebration of Women’s History Month.
MFA Interaction Design Instructor Delivers TEDx Talk
In this profound and eye-opening talk, CCS MFA Interaction Design instructor, Biotech Engineer and Social Entrepreneur, Rinat Sherzer, reveals how the intelligence of the menstrual cycle encapsulates a framework for building a thriving society - from successful businesses to empowering education systems to loving and lasting relationships.