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Join graphic design educators and graduate students from across the country to examine preparing future designers for professional practice and scholarship.

Intent/Content creates, fosters, and promotes dialog in design practice, teaching, theory, and writing. Participants will present current research and teaching methods in papers, panels, and exhibits. The aim is to raise the level of design-driven thinking in schools in the Southeast and across the country.

We also endeavor to establish and reaffirm standards for design education. Educators will discuss and compare curriculums in core courses, design fundamentals, conceptualization and ideation, digital techniques, studio sequences, portfolio development, and graduate studies.

Join fellow faculty and graduate students to help establish flexible but common standards for faculty promotion and tenure. What really constitutes design research? We'll look at several examples and definitions, see innovative new design projects, hear noted speakers and panels, participate in roundtable discussions, and get to know our peers.