Project: Interaction

| February 2, 2011

Carmen Dukes and Katie Koch will share their ideas about the potential to use design in a successful high school environment as a complement to students’ core coursework. They will discuss their process of discovery and invention as it relates to Project: Interaction , an after school program they’ve created and taught that teaches high school students to use design to change their communities. Katie and Carmen will share lessons they’ve learned from their first class of design students and will lead a discussion around ways educators can incorporate design into their classes.

Outside of their work creating Project: Interaction, Katie and Carmen are graduate students each earning an MFA in Interaction Design at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Carmen graduated from Temple University with a BA in Film and Media Arts and currently works as digital producer for Hit Entertainment. Carmen’s interest is in game and toy design and design education. Katie holds a BFA in Visual Communications from Washington University in St. Louis. Her work began in graphic and web design and is evolving to focus on the ways people build relationships and interact with each other.