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"Everyday Design" That Makes a Difference

July 25, 2013
Alum Emily Pilloton teaches design skills for everyday use.

In “Expanding the Definitions of Design,” published in the July 15 edition the International Herald Tribune and featured on nytimes.com, writer Alice Rawsthorn highlights practical youth-oriented design courses co-founded by SAIC alumna Emily Pilloton (MFA 2005). Aimed at providing practical design strategies, a design course for high school students called Studio H—as well as a design camp for young girls called Studio G—approach design as a means to increasing everyday resourcefulness. “Design, for a student, is permission to stand up and say: ‘Wait a minute, that’s not great,”’ Ms. Pilloton says. “And more importantly, ‘I’m going to figure out how to improve it.”’ Pilloton is the author of Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People and received the Character Approved Award from USA Network for “Changing the Face of American Culture” in 2011.