Faculty published work in FORMakamisk
Collaborative Design Mentors published in FORMakademisk, a scientific journal which broadly focuses on design and design education research.
MFA Collaborative Design Mentors, Andrew McCollough, DeAunne Denmark and Don Harker, have recently published work in FORMakademisk, a scientific journal which broadly focuses on design and design education research. The paper is called, Interliminal Design: Understanding cognitive heuristics to mitigate design distortion, and the in-process paper was also presented last year by Denmark at the Second Symposium of Relating Thinking and Design in Oslo, Norway. McCollough, Denmark, and Harker, “propose a methodology, interliminal design, emerging from the Program in Collaborative Design at Pacific Northwest College of Art, to specifically address the influence of cognitive heuristics in design. This adaptive approach involves reflective, dialogic, inquiry-driven practices intended to increase awareness of heuristic usage, and identify aspects of the design process vulnerable to misuse on both individual and group levels.” McCollough and Denmark both hark from Oregon Health and Science University in the realm of neuroscience, while Harker brings the experience of working in private, government, and nonprofit sectors. Exposure to mentors coming from diverse backgrounds, by design, enable students to break their own preconceived notions of what education is and pursue a more authentic professional pathway.
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