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Highlights: Design Intelligence Conference 2018

Strange Proximities & Unexpected Conversations

Design x Convergence: Strange Proximities & Unexpected Conversations is a full-day conference dedicated to design strategy organized by the Strategic Design & Management Master’s Program at Parsons. Taking place at their Greenwich Village campus, the conference brings together fascinating people from radically different backgrounds to explore surprising topics. Go beyond industry boundaries to address deeper issues that motivate today’s most innovative thinkers. To them, the role of the design strategist is to design for convergence, guiding disparate parts into a shared and impactful trajectory. The day will consist of incisive keynotes, unpredictable panels, an extensive gallery of student work +  intimate group design sessions.

This event was hosted by the MS Strategic Design and Management program and took place on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

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March 8, 2018 • Feature Homepage, Featured, Featured News • Views: 802

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2018 MSSDM Mentorship Program

January 26, 2018 • Featured News, People, Resources • Views: 550

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Design in Tech Report 2017 is out! The 2015 Report explained design’s rise in value to tech as due to mobile devices and the mass-consumerization of computing. We moved from “tech-led” to “experience-led” digital products as services on smartphones took over and gave access to everyone.

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February 7, 2017 • Featured, Featured News, Uncategorized • Views: 963

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January 31, 2017 • Featured News, Global Design Network, News, Opportunities, Resources, Student News • Views: 896

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January 16, 2017 • Faculty insights, Featured, Featured News, Global Design Network, News, Our News, People, Uncategorized • Views: 700

Rhea Alexander, Director and founder of the Parsons Elab, Assistant Professor of Strategic Design and Management, Aaron Fry Associate Professor of Design Strategies and Research Assistant Samar Ladhib published first academic paper on the Elab. Abstract: The “great recession” of 2008-09 in the


December 22, 2016 • Events, External Partnerships, Featured, Featured, Featured Events, Featured News, News, Opportunities, Student News • Views: 491

For students passionate about social change and developing the skills necessary to turn their ideas into action, we are excited to announce that ELab has teamed up with the DO School and 10 other NYC higher education institutions to create a new landmark program within New York City’s higher