A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

Learn x Design International Conference


Learn x Design 2015 is the third international Conference for design education researchers and PreK–16 design educators, serving as a forum for the exchange of ideas on the latest research in design education. The conference included presentations, hands-on workshops, symposia, and an experiential Live Learning Lab for participants to actively engage with design methodologies and tools for teaching. The diverse international crowd of educators and designers came from 34 countries and 116 institutions to meet and discuss the role of design in education at various locations on SAIC's campus. SAIC President Walter Massey gave opening remarks and discussed the history of design at SAIC over the past 150 years. He also pointed out the necessity for an interdisciplinary dialogue around design so that design can be influenced by other fields and continue to define and refine itself as it works its way into our day-to-day lives.