The complex problems that confront a networked 24/7 global culture call for broad design approaches. Parsons School of Design created the MFA in Transdisciplinary Design for a new generation of designers who want to address pressing social issues using novel ideas, tools and methods. As part of the School of Design Strategies within Parsons, the TransDesign program emphasizes collaborative design-led research and a systems-oriented approach to social innovation and service design. Students work in cross-disciplinary teams, consider issues from multiple perspectives, gain insight from industry leaders and emerge with a portfolio of projects showcasing design as a process for transforming the way we live in the 21st century.
Graduate students from the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship were selected to join the Parsons team for the kick-off weekend in April 2015.
Ford Smart Mobility is Ford’s plan to deliver the next level in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and big data. Ford introduced the plan in January 2015, along with 25 initial experiments aimed at better understanding consumers’ mobility needs around the globe.
Wes Johnson, Project Lead
David Young, Project Lead
Amy Skehan, University Program Manager, Mobility Solutions and External Alliances
Karl Henkel, Ford Communications