DIG Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony
Saturday, March 4, 3:00 PM - 4:20 PM
Hilton/Morgan/2nd Floor

Design Interest Group (DIG) invites all DIG and visionary NAEA members to its annual business meeting and Outstanding Design Educator Award. Share exciting opportunities and discussions with design thinking leaders.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)





DIG Design Thinking and Learning Workshop
Saturday, March 4, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Hilton Hotel/Nassau West/2nd Floor

Challenge Your Design Thinking and Learning Best Practices! This hands-on design thinking and learning session will challenge your creative problem-solving best practices via storytelling. The outcomes of the session will serve as the foundation of DIG's Online Learning Gallery. We are in search of compelling examples that impact student learning in innovative ways. 
Doris Wells-Papanek, Rande Blank




Thursday, March 2


11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
AICAD Live Learning Lab, Hands-On Demonstration
College for Creative Studies (CCS) Presents: CCS Design Challenge
Experience hands-on design challenge for K-12 students created by CCS Product Design Department faculty in conjunction with the Art Education Department. 
Nancy Vanderboom Lausch, Greg Darby, Stephen Schock
Hilton/Bryant Suite/2nd Floor



11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
STEAM, Lecture
Creating Designers Out of Today's Art Students
There are a lot of things I have learned during my adventures of being an interior designer in the art classroom. One of which is how to engage students in projects that can be relatable, applying real-world situations, solving real world problems. 
Ninoshka Boylston
Hilton/Gramercy West/2nd Floor



12:00 PM - 12:25 PM
Design Interest Group, Lecture
Opportunities for Art Students: 21st century design careers for the creatively inclined
Gain an informed perspective on career possibilities for students pursuing higher education degrees in design in the 21st century. Learn new ways to encourage students toward successful, creative careers. 
Julia Rice, Kathleen Collier
Sheraton/Riverside/Suite/3rd Floor



1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Design Interest Group, Lecture
Design Thinking Book Making Project
Learn about the context, criteria, and step-by-step process for the Design Thinking Book Making Project, see tangible examples, and generate ideas for application in your own classroom. 
Maureen Lorimer
Sheraton/Riverside Ballroom/3rd Floor



1:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Design Interest GroupHands-On Studio Workshop (Ticketed/2 hours)
Design Thinking as a Problem-Solving Process: 5 Hands-On Participatory Activities
This workshop will define design thinking; identify cycles; review objectives; identify terms, challenges and obstacles; and enhance your art and design curriculum through hands-on artmaking activities using the design thinking model. 
Rande Blank
Hilton/Hudson/4th Floor



3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Design Interest Group, Lecture
Secondary Design Education with Poverty in Mind
Learn about teaching design in a secondary school partnered with an art and design college.  We’ll share units grades 6-12, tested with urban students, largely African American and from poverty.
Karen Carroll, Meghann Harris
Sheraton/New York Ballroom East/3rd Floor



3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
AICAD Live Learning Lab, Hands-On Demonstration
Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD) Presents: Drawing as Thinking
A hands-on experience teaching design drawing strategies as an active way of seeing, thinking, and designing and common visual language for developing ideas. 
Lynda Monick-Isenberg
Hilton/Morgan/2nd Floor


Friday, March 3


8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Design Interest Group, Lecture
Can Design Thinking Transform Schools in the 21st Century?
Martin Rayala, Cindy Todd, Jan Norman, Rande Blank
Hilton/Gramercy West/2nd Floor



9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Global Connections, Lecture
Globalize Your Art Room with Design Thinking
Globalize your art classroom: teach students to recognize other's perspectives and take action through design thinking and social media.  Engage with contemporary artworks, and learn how to introduce global resource management, climate change, and migration.
Elisabeth Gambino
Sheraton/Sutton Place/Lower Level



9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Secondary, Lecture
No Computers? No Problem! Teaching Design in a Traditional Studio Classroom, 
A lack of technology can seem like a major hurdle to teaching design. Learn analog strategies to integrate design education into your studio classroom to keep up with contemporary ideas. 
Caro Appel, Alissandra Seelaus
Sheraton/Chelsea/Lower Level



11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
AICAD Live Learning Lab, Hands-On Demonstration
Maine College of Art (MECA) Presents: Everyday Materials, Marks, and Surreal Design
Design thinking prepares people to work together to creatively face unimaginable challenges. Everyday materials and chance encounters provide impetus for exploration and design. Hands-on activity. Take away inspirations for classroom. 
Kelly McConnell, Adrienne Kitko, Fern Tavali
Hilton/Morgan/2nd Floor



11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Media Arts, Lecture
Video game creation for absolute beginners!
How do you teach great tech stuff about coding if you don't know how to do it yourself?  Get started with designing video games - from an absolute novice perspective. 
Laurie Gatlin
Hilton/Nassau West/2nd Floor



11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
Community Arts Caucus Issues Group, Hands-On Studio Workshop (Ticketed/2 hours)
Think-Make-Share: Building Community Identity Through Design
Through Think-Make-Share, experience a fast-paced design project you can replicate or customize for your own classroom or community. Working in teams, design and prototype a welcoming environment for diverse communities. 
Helen Slade, Rashmi Ramaswamy, Mike Newman
Sheraton/Carnegie East/3rd Floor



12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
AICAD Live Learning Lab, Hands-On Demonstration
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Presents: Methods for Design Thinking and the Challenges of Assessment
Engage in design thinking processes that generate surprising and innovative assessment strategies. Participants will experience interactive activities that promote design thinking, including research strategies, brainstorming methods and prototyping. 
Stacey Salazar, Becky Slogeris, Meghann Harris
Hilton/Morgan/2nd Floor



12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Global Connections, Lecture
Introducing the International Encyclopedia of Art and Design Education
Explore the first encyclopedia in the field.  Editors will present an overview and open up a dialogue about its uses as a resource for advocacy, policy, and practice.
Kerry Freedman, John Baldacchino
Sheraton/Gramercy/Lower Level



2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Design Interest Group, Lecture
Where Can Students Take Design?
Design opens doors for students that go beyond the classroom. See examples of students pursuing their interests thanks to design and the units that helped them to get there.
Meghann Harris
Sheraton/Central Park East/2nd Floor



5:00 PM - 5:50 PM
Higher Education, Lecture
SAIC’s College Arts Access Program: A Bridge to Higher Education and Beyond
Learn more about the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s three-year college bridge program designed for students dedicated to studying art and design, fostering holistic curriculum, assessment, and access. 
Paul Coffey, Lauren Hogan
Hilton/Madison/2nd Floor

Saturday, March 4


8:00 AM - 8:25 AM
Design Interest Group, Lecture
Preparing Students for a Future–Thinking Design Education
Learn strategies for preparing students for design education at the college level. Explore what students need early-on in order to navigate a design career in the ever-changing 21st century. 
Julia Rice, Kathleen Collier
Sheraton/Riverside Ballroom/3rd Floor



11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Design Interest Group, Research Lecture
Change by Design
An innovative mindset and a willingness to take creative risks are essential in a rapidly-changing future. Join me to explore strategies for creating a culture of innovation through design.
Pam Pease
Hilton/Nassau West/2nd Floor



11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
Design Interest Group, Hands-On Studio Workshop (Ticketed/2 hours)
Exploring Innovation Through Space
Participants will be able to dive into the process of design thinking and spatial design by working on a small scale to explore materiality and innovative thinking. Participants will be asked to create their ideal classroom at a tiny scale, using a wealth.
Natasha Seng
Sheraton/Liberty 4/3rd Floor



11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
AICAD Live Learning Lab, Hands-On Demonstration
University of the Arts (Uarts) Presents: Enhance your Art + Design Curriculum: Design Thinking Activities for K-12
Teach students to use design thinking as a problem solving process and cycle through two design thinking workshop stations including creating portraits using office supplies and creating chair prototype designs.
Rande Blank, Barbara Suplee, Karen Bannett
Hilton/Bryant/Suite/2nd Floor



12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
National Association of State Directors of Art Education Issues Group, Lecture
Standards in Design for the K-12 Learner
Learn about the development process and draft South Carolina's K-12 Standards in Design look to the future to identify challenges and form a vision to advance the field f arts education.
Carrie Ann Power, Robin VandeZande
Hilton/Murray Hill West/2nd Floor



1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Design Interest GroupResearch Lecture
Design Thinking for the Development of Formal Operations: A Team-Based Middle School Design Curriculum
Discover an innovative, theory-based design curriculum aimed at developing abstract thinking in middle school students. Students participate in team-based design challenges to push their thinking to the next level.
Stephanie O'Dell
Hilton/Madison/2nd Floor



1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
STEAM, Hands-On Demonstration
STEAMd for Design-Based Learning
Explore how design thinking can be used as an integral tool for connections to STEAM, Common Core standards, 21st Century Skills, and project-based learning. 
Michelle Cheng, Susannah Brown
Sheraton/Central Park West/2nd Floor



2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Design Interest Group, Lecture
Prepare to Take Action: Challenge Your Design Thinking and Learning Best Practices!
During this interactive (hands-on) DIG-centered design thinking and learning session, we will challenge your creative problem-solving instructional best practices. Join us as we share stories and explore innovative ways to impact student learning. 
Bring a friend and stories! 
Doris Wells-Papanek, Rande Blank
Hilton/Nassau West/2nd Floor



3:00 PM - 4:20 PM
Design Interest Group (DIG) Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony and Discussion Groups
Design Issues Group (DIG) invites all DIG and visionary NAEA members to its annual business meeting and Outstanding Design Educator Award. Share exciting opportunities and discussions with design thinking leaders. 
Janis Norman, Rande Blank
Hilton/Morgan/2nd Floor



3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
AICAD Live Learning Lab, Hands-On Demonstration
Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD) Presents: (1+1=1): An Introduction to Constructed Metaphors and Hybridized Forms
Using a raffle-style of selection, each participant will be assigned two distinct items/materials commonly available in the K-12 art classroom. The two objects are combined to create one autonomous form. 
April Mandrona, Anna Sprague
Hilton/Bryant Suite/2nd Floor



3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Curriculum Design, Lecture
When Design Thinking and the Reggio Approach Collide: Creating Authentic Problem-Solving Opportunities for Students.
What happens when educators merge Design Thinking with the Reggio Emilia approach to teach creative problem solving to elementary aged students? Join two intrepid art teachers as they share the experiences and projects.
Lauri Jones, Julia Myrick
Sheraton/Murray Hill/Lower Level



5:00 PM - 5:50 PM
Standards and Assessment, Lecture
Assessing Student Growth by way of the Mind’s Eye: Visual-Spatial Reasoning
Assessing student growth can be a challenge! Experience proven visual-spatial reasoning assessment practices – one’s ability to think and construct new ideas in the mind’s eye and problem-solve prior to sharing. 
Doris Wells-Papanek
Sheraton/Gramercy/Lower Level



5:00 PM - 5:50 PM
Middle Level, Lecture
Changing the Environment Through Design Thinking
Presenters discuss the partnership between a Design Thinking school and pre-service art teachers. They collaborated to create three integrated challenges, all with the overarching theme of changing the environment.
Margaret Livengood, Cindy Todd
Hilton/Regent/2nd Floor



5:00 PM - 5:50 PM
Arts Integration, Lecture
Design Thinking Live! Game Design: Engaging students in arts integration explorations
Combine game challenge ideas with FAPE collection art cards, collaboratively seeking out multiple play pathways via challenge prompts. Tap into children’s natural inclination as game players/designers while merging multi-subject standards. 
Kristen Walter, Jennifer Duncan
Hilton/Concourse C/Lower Level