Friday, May 6, 2011

Design Education Added to Core77 Design Awards

Core77 has added Design Education Initiatives to its award categories and Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall (right) has been named captain of the jury. The new Design Education Initiatives category seeks entries about any educational class project, curriculum, or institutional level program that furthers the practice of design education.

Dr. Dori Tunstall leads the Swinburne (Australia) Masters of Design Program in Design Anthropology, a field that seeks to understand how the processes and artifacts of design help define what it means to be human. She is also co-lead with Dr. Norm Sheehan of the research group on Indigenous Knowledge and Design Anthropology. She served as a director of AIGA's Design for Democracy and is currently organizer of the U.S. National Design Policy Summit and Initiative.

Core77 is an online design magazine launched in 1995 for a global audience of design professionals, corporations, students, design enthusiasts, and fans. They publish articles, discussion forums, resources, book reviews, and event calendars. They also host hundreds of thousands of online portfolios, provide job listings through a distinguished network of leading design site partners, and maintain a database of thousands of design firms, schools, vendors and services. Offline, Core77 produces design competitions, lecture series, parties, portfolio reviews, and exhibitions.

Other new categories in the Core77 Design Awards include Service Design, Design for Social Impact, Educational Initiatives, DIY and “Never Saw the Light of Day,” honoring projects completed, but killed.

Core77 selected 15 Jury Team Captains – corresponding to the 15 award categories – distributed in host cities around the world. Each of these captains picked 4 local team members (within train, bike or jogging radius) who are also experts in their category to join them in the judging process. Juries will rate the work based on intent, process, innovation, sustainability, entrepreneurship, value, and aesthetics.

Once the jurors’ results are finalized and validated, they will reconvene for a live web broadcast to reveal their winning choices and discuss their rationales.
Click on the heading above to learn more about the Core77 Design Awards.

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