Sometimes learning takes place in a classroom and sometimes it grabs us by surprise in the course of our daily lives. One thing is for sure: education is best when it doesn't stop. It's increasingly important to activate the learning space with educational initiatives that look beyond traditional models. We asked for "any educational class project, curriculum or institutional level program or tool that furthers the practice of design education or education about design," and the community responded with entries that excited, and even inspired, our jury.
Mike Weikert, Director and Founder of MICA's Center for Social Design and Master of Arts in Social Design led the Design Education Initiatives jury team as Captain. He was joined by his colleague at the Center for Social Design, Social Design Associate Becky Slogeris, Sarah Hemming, Co-Founder and CEO at Thread and Jess Gartner, Founder and CEO at Allovue. "We were most inspired by projects that not only furthered design education, but were well designed in both process and application," says Weikert. "Entries that topped our list demonstrated authentic collaborations, innovative approaches, and lasting impact. And, most importantly, pushed learning beyond the traditional classroom or institution."
Say hello to the Winners, Runners-Up, and Notables of the 2015 Core77 Design Awards in the Design Education Initiatives category.
Design Education Initiatives Professional Honorees