StudioChat Series


May 4, 2021
Design Learning Solutions for a Changing Society and Infastructure with David Shipman


April 6, 2021
Linda Keane
Linda's Resource Page will be posted soon.

March 5, 2021
DIG Annual Gathering Special Keynote
Tucker Viemeister Page will be posted soon.

February 2, 2021
Journey Mapping with Abe Dickison
Abe's Resource Page will be posted soon.

January 5, 2021
Design Thinking MiniChats
MiniChat Resource Page will be posted soon.

December 1, 2020
Kerstin Nye
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November 10, 2020
Garreth Heidt
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October 6, 2020
Diane Richards
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September 1, 2020
Tim Anness
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Zoom Session Recordings will be posted on this page of DIG's website at some point soonThank you so much for your patience!

    This concluding Design Thinking StudioChats is FREE  |  The series has been facilitated by SummerStudio Faculty in Collaboration with Guest Designers and Educators.

    Welcome, K-18 Art and Design Educators!
    We are delighted to virtually invite you into our homes as you virtually experience our final inspirational Design Thinking StudioChat session. Thank you to everyone who joined us as we explored how design thinking methodologies are being applied in education and industry from multiple perspectivesincluding design thinking visionaries, practitioners, former SummerStudio participants, DIG members & grant recipients, museum educators, and beyond. 

    Final StudioChat  |  Tuesday, May 4, 2021  |  7:30pm EST

    Please invite your friends to join us for our last session! The registration process is simple, just sign into your Google account and complete this form no later than 12 noon eastern time on Monday, May 3, 2021. All are welcome to join us, DIG membership not required.


    Please join our final inspirational Design Thinking StudioChat Guest Presenter, 

    During this StudioChat, we will explore how our societal needs are influenced by the accelerated interconnectivity of ideas, products, and services. As consumers—we now expect rapid and increased support for our individual needs. 

    Essential Question: How might we anticipate transformative changes as we prepare our next generation of creative problem-solvers so they may prosper and thrive? 

    The world of interconnectivity and mega data has created a network of analytical Information that impacts every aspect of our life. Our purchasing habits, our political perspectives, and our earning potentials are constantly being measured and evaluated. 

    We will dive into the following questions... 
    How will these invasive practices impact the future of our art and design students? Are we at a point where mass customization and lifestyle experiences can align in positive ways? How is the current pandemic accelerating these environmental changes to how and where we work?

    David Shipman is an industrial designer, visionary, and design education advocate. Dave has dedicated much of his career to designing the future of workspaces. As a Design Principal of the Steelcase Design Group, he was one of the first to envision how connectivity would impact the future of working anywhere at any time. Teamed with the Stanford, Shipman co-created the Hasso Plattner School of Design. Alongside IBM's design management, he transformed studio environments into maker spaces. At the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology, Dave collaborated with faculty to create high school student maker spaces. 

    With over 30 patents for work-based products, he has directed the design of custom products for clients, including Apple, Microsoft, Nike, Goldman-Sachs, TED, Mercedes-Benz, and others. David holds a BFA in product and environmental design from the Kansas City Art Institute. 

    7:15 PM  Meeting Room Opens
    7:30  Welcome!
    7:35 Meet the StudioChat Facilitators
    7:40  StudioChat Guest Presentation
    8:00  Interactive Discussion
    8:25  Wrap Up and Announcements

    Need Tech Help? Please download our FAQ Tech Sheet here.
    A Certificate of Completion will be available for the 1-hour PD session upon request.
    Questions? Contact Rande Blank at or (215) 530-8085

    StudioChat Facilitators

    Rande Blank  |  Associate Professor, Director, MAT Art + Design Education, University of the Arts; Past-Chair, NAEA Design Interest Group; Higher Education, Pennsylvania Art Education Association Member; Design-Ed Board Member

    Gayle DeBruyn  |  Program Chair, KCAD Furniture, Collaborative Design, Master of Art and Design, Chief Sustainability Officer; Co-Developer of XQ Super School, Grand Rapids Public Museum School 

    Dr. Jan Norman  |  Founding Director, Design for Thinking Teaching Institute; Past-Chair NAEA Design Interest Group; Former Eastern Region Vice President, NAEA; Former President, Pennsylvania Art Education Association

    Carrie Ann Power  |  Art and Design Education Consultant; Retired Visual and Performing Arts Associate South Carolina Department of Education; NAEA Design Interest Group Member; South Carolina Arts Alliance Board Member

    Dr. Cindy Todd  |  Art Education, KCAD; Co-Developer of XQ Super School, Grand Rapids Public Museum School; NAEA Art Educator of the Year; Former Western Region Vice President, NAEA; Former President, Michigan Art Education Association

    Doris Wells-Papanek  |  Chair, NAEA Design Interest Group; Founder and Director, Design Learning Network; Design Challenge Facilitator; Design Research and Strategy Consultant; Design-Ed Board Member 

    Design Thinking StudioChat Series Support Provided by the NAEA Design Interest Group and SummerStudio Faculty