High School Design Day
Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, Moscow Campus
12:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Join us for a FREE annual workshop for high school students interested in exploring an education in design. Dinner is included.
Registration is now closed.
Participating students: We look forward to seeing you on campus! Please remember that we must have signed copies of the Risk Waiver and Code of Conduct on file for you to participate in High School Design Day. Completed forms may be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or brought to the event.
At High School Design Day you will:
- Spend time in UI's on-campus studios
- Get to know faculty, staff and fellow students
- Discover the possibilities of a career in the art and design professions
- Find out what it takes to pursue your area of interest
All students will begin the day by making a mood board — a visual brainstorming and communication tool that incorporates images, colors, textures and found objects. Design professionals use these boards when meeting with real-world clients about proposed projects.
Discipline-specific workshops will follow, when students use their mood boards to influence their second design. Students can choose from the following disciplines:
Apparel, Textiles + Design
Ready to Tear
Students will use paper to develop a half-scale garment based on their mood board. Focus will be on translating ideas and visual concepts into a 3D prototype.
Architecture as Frozen Music
Students will create emotionally-charged architecture or landscape architecture inspired by their mood board and favorite songs. This workshop explores the interface between design, mood and music.
Art & Design
Graphic Design as Visual Communication
Students will scan their mood boards into a computer and use them as the foundation for designing a poster with industry standard software. This workshop focuses on the role designers have as visual communicators.
Students will create a second mood board, using foam and upcycled materials, to brainstorm the design of a public space that meets the needs of people who frequent it. The mood board will also showcase the place brand and identity. This workshop allows you to engage in one of the most exciting design process steps — connecting materials with brand and experience.
Harvesting Rainy Days
Students will learn about the possibilities for collecting rainwater and using it as the focal feature of a landscape design. You will estimate the amount of water that can be collected from a rooftop, how to size storage for the water, and how to design a landscape that features the rainwater that can be collected. This workshop helps you understand how rain gardens are used around the world to create more sustainable landscapes.
Virtual Technology and Design
Virtual Reality Explorations
Students will visit virtual landmarks of history of modern architecture and interior design inside a multi-player virtual reality environment. They will meet inside the virtual world and create videos using virtual cameras following a mood board in space and time.