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Associate Director and Program Director of Interior Design in The Design School, Diane Bender is the author of Design Portfolios: Moving From Traditional to Digital, 2nd Edition (Fairchild Books, fairchildbooks.com).
Today's students of architecture, interior design and landscape design need to master the art of marketing themselves via both traditional printed and digital portfolios. Bender's book enables students to create portfolios that serve as evolving collections of creative solutions to design problems and evidence of their abilities to visually relay abstract concepts and concrete messages.
The book is used as an introductory textbook in design programs across North America. Addressing issues of creation, maintenance, and presentation with the latest technologies and social media tools, the book guides students through every step of the interview and presentation process from making first contact with practitioners to securing an industry job.
Project Date: May 2012
Thomas Morton is assistant professor in The Design School in the ASU Herberger Institute. He created Apples + Archaeology, an outreach program for K-12 education in the metropolitan Phoenix area. Administered through the Central Arizona Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, this is a volunteer program in which ASU professors who teach archaeology and its related disciplines take the excitement of archaeology into primary and secondary school classrooms. The goals are simple: to amaze, inspire, and invigorate. Apples + Archaeology has been in existence for only one year, but the results are already impressive. Professor Morton wrote two successful proposals for Society Outreach Grants from the national office of the Archaeological Institute, and a detailed description of Apples + Archaeology appeared in the July/August 2010 issue of Archaeology magazine. The Archaeological Institute hopes that this program will be the model for a national program. To date, over 1000 schoolchildren have participated in Apples + Archaeology programs.
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Project Date: January 2011
Renata Hejduk is associate professor in The Design School in the ASU Herberger Institute. Her book The Religious Imagination in Modern and Contemporary Architecture: A Reader was published by Routledge Publishing on February 24. The book, co-edited with Jim Wiliamson, former School of Architecture Professor, marks the first publication that collects writings by and about Modern architects and their relationship to spirituality and the divine. This is an important introduction to the religious imagination in architectural thought of the last one hundred years, and to the interdisciplinary discourse that examines how different disciplines express abstract concepts such as faith, spirit, God and knowledge. It makes essential reading for any architect, aspiring or practicing, delving deeper into the meaning of architectural practice.
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Project Date: February 2011