LCAD hosts Summerstudio: Design Thinking 

 Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) hosted the National Art Education Association’s (NAEA) SummerStudio: Design Thinking 2018 from July 16 through July 20. Sixty art educators from across the nation explored the concept of human-centered design through the creative problem-solving process of Design Thinking – an inventive process through which problems are identified, solutions proposed and produced, and the results evaluated. 

Contributing partners of Design Thinking included Gensler, an integrated architecture, design, planning, and consulting firm; Crayola, providing educators with resources and professional development to increase creative capacity school-wide; LIVE Lab, Visualization Department, Texas A&M University; Triseum educational learning games; The University of the Arts; and Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD).

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LCAD hosted Summerstudio

 “We were very excited to host an event with a national community of learners and leaders that offers a structured framework to integrate creative problem solving with design strategies,” said LCAD President Jonathan Burke.

 During the event, attendees were immersed in hands-on workshops including an interactive tour of LCAD›s new Extended Reality Design (XRD) Studio and a visit to Vans, which has generously collaborated with LCAD to create the Vans Honors Lab (an advanced course for LCAD Graphic Design + Digital Media Action Sports students) as well as host an annual Vans Custom Culture high school shoe design competition. 

“Our hope is to empower visual arts educators and decision makers to foster a high level art and design curriculum and create programs in all grade levels,” said Burke. 

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