UCDA Design Education Summit: Hand and Machine

UCDA Design Education Summit: Hand and Machine

Design educators and graduate students — join your colleagues in the 12th annual UCDA Design Education Summit: Hand & Machine. This national summit for design educators, chairs, and students, continues an ongoing community created specifically for graphic design educators with many opportunities for professional participation and development.

Hand and Machine will focus on the return to traditional techniques in design education and its contrast with digital design. We will be accepting abstracts that span between traditional “hand-made” techniques to cutting-edge interactive and experiential design.

Included in the summit are general session speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and paper and poster presentations selected from abstracts submitted through a peer reviewed process. UCDA is famous for providing professional development in a relaxed atmosphere. The faculty will share ideas and welcome your participation in an ongoing dialogue about the critical issues facing the design education community.

This two day summit, followed by a day of optional workshops, is open to UCDA members and non-members, design educators and practitioners, and students.

Josh Miller
Assistant Professor
Communication Design
Kutztown University

This conference is open to UCDA members and non-members, design educators and practitioners, and students. UCDA is currently looking for pressentations, panel discussions, workshops, and posters for the upcoming UCDA Design Education Summit. All abstracts will be considered, but preference will be given to papers focusing on hand, machine, and the connection between to two. These submissions will be peer-reviewed. The deadline was December 31, 2016 and has now passed. See Call for Abstracts

Denise Anderson
Kean University

Michael J. Clayton
University of the Incarnate Word

Summer Doll-Myers
Kutztown University

Ed Johnson
Kean University

Ann Lemon
Kutztown University

Doris Palmeros
University of the Incarnate Word

James Pannafino
Millersville University

Robert J. Thompson
Youngstown State University



May 22 - May 24, 2017

How Much?

  • Non-member/Subscriber (early rate) -  $245.00
    (ends 04/17/2017)
  • UCDA Member (early rate) -  $195.00
    (ends 04/17/2017)
  • Student (early rate) -  $145.00
    (ends 04/17/2017)
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Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
15200 Kutztown Road
Kutztown, PA 19530