Collaborative Ideation Workshops

Hello Interface Faculty–

This fall semester, on two Fridays on October 7th in Rm 407 (66 W12), and November 11th in Kellen Audtorium (66 Fifth) from 12 to 6PM, Margaret Fiore and I will be conducting the Collaborative Ideation Workshops again.

The first workshop on October 7th in Room 407 at 66 West 12th Street, will give students a general introduction to research questions and collaborative thinking. We’ll do a general and quick overview of research methods (Refworks, electronic databases, etc) but mostly focus on brainstorming research questions for their final project Interface paper. We’ll look at ways to collect ideas and the importance of writing short pieces that become a larger paper.

Please let your students know that these workshops are part of the thesis research and writing preparation although we cannot cover everything in two short workshops in the two first semesters of the MFA DT. The workshops will also prepare students for the writing components in Interface and Major Studio.

These workshops became very important last year to many students who did not feel ready to do Master level research. Most students (after being surveyed) thought that the ideation parts of the workshops (sharing and talking about ideas) were most helpful in their own work.

All students should attend the workshops. We will take attendance so if you would like to count this as a class session, please feel free to do so. We would like to split the student body into two large sessions that will run from 12 to 6PM as suggested below. If students want to swap sessions to accommodate their other classes, they are free to do so. We will also send out a notification to the entire class of 2013 by end of next week so that you have time to introduce them with your students beforehand.

For both October 7, and November 11th sessions

12 TO 3PM SESSIONS Interface Studios taught by:
Katherine Moriwakki
Jonah Brucker-Cohen
Katherine Lee and Brian J House

Lucille Tenazas
Zhang-Ga Brinkman, Sven Travis
David Carroll
Ted Byfield


Anezka Sebek
Associate Professor of Media Design
The School for Art, Media, and Technology
Parsons The New School for Design
2 West 13th Street, 10th floor
New York, NY 10011

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