National Luminaries From Nike Inc, Ford Motor Company, Walt Disney And More Visiting Detroit's College For Creative Studies

 National Luminaries From Nike Inc, Ford Motor Company, Walt Disney And More
       Visiting Detroit's College For Creative Studies Today, April 14

College for Creative Studies summit explores the future of technology and
introduces revolutionary Masters in Fine Arts programs

PR Newswire

DETROIT, April 14, 2014

DETROIT, April 14,2014 /PRNewswire/ --The College for Creative Studies (CCS)
today is bringing together the most innovative minds in experience design,
including visionaries from Nike Inc, Ford Motor Company, Walt Disney and more
to explore the future of human-technology interaction at the design summit
today, April 14.

Human-technology interaction is an explosive tech segment that is pioneering
the way humans interface with all forms of technology, including mobile phones
and, most recently, wearables including smartwatches, fitness and activity
bands and smart glasses. Forecasts of the wearable tech industry estimate it
to be $30-$50 billion by 2018. The conference gives attendees the opportunity
to see what's next in interaction design, the focus of a new master's program
launching at CCS in fall 2014.

"The College for Creative Studies is on the forefront of this creative and
technological explosion and we are thrilled to bring some of the industry's
top superstars to Detroit," said Sooshin Choi, Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs and Professor of Design at CCS. "This summit is a natural
segway into our two new Masters of Fine Arts programs – Color & Materials
Design and Interaction Design."

The annual conference hosted at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design
Education boasts a full day of presentations and real-time interactions
examining the possibilities for the rapidly expanding field focused on the
human context of design – how people use, and respond to technology in their
daily lives. The following corporate and institutional dignitaries will speak
to Detroit's creative community, CCS students and faculty:

  oTesa Aragones, Senior Global Director, Nike+ Experience Design - Digital
    Sport at Nike
  oJeff Voris, Director of Connected Experiences, Walt Disney Imagineering
  oLawrence Burns, Professor of Engineering Practice, University of Michigan
  oSheryl Connelly, Global Trends and Futuring, Ford Motor Company
  oMike Jbara, President of ADA, Warner Music Group
  oJoanne Healy, Dean of Graduate Studies, CCS
  oRoland Yu, Co-Founder, yU+co.[lab]

The summit introduces CCS's two new Masters of Fine Arts programs this fall
including Colors & Material Design and Interaction Design. Expertise in colors
and material design is a growing need, based on hiring trends, and this MFA is
the only graduate program of its kind offered in the United States. CCS's MFA
in Interaction Design will offer a tailored approach that combines proven
business practices, research methods and creative skills. Both programs
incorporate the study of business analytics, entrepreneurship, user-centric
research and product testing methodologies into the professional practice of
developing solutions for real-world design challenges – filling critical gaps
in the industry.

"The interaction technology trade is a top business investment," said Joanne
Healy, Dean of Graduate Studies, CCS. "With companies like Google, Facebook
and Sony making major acquisitions in interaction – our two new Masters
programs will help produce the next generation of entrepreneurs and raise
Detroit's profile as a center for innovation."

The College for Creative Studies continues to lead the way in innovation,
being the only college with a real manufacturing company headquartered within
its facilities. Through the college's partnership with Shinola, CCS students
gain hands on design experience. The CCS curriculum also equips students with
problem solving skills and design expertise – further solidifying Detroit's
footprint as a creative economy.

About College for Creative Studies:

Located in the heart of Detroit, the College for Creative Studies (CCS)
educates artists and designers to be leaders in creative professions. A
private, fully accredited college, CCS enrolls more than 1,400 students
pursuing Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degrees.

Students in the BFA program can major in Advertising: Design, Advertising:
Copywriting, Crafts, Entertainment Arts, Fine Arts, Graphic Design,
Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design and Transportation
Design, in addition to a dual major Art Education program. Students in the MFA
program can major in Color and Materials Design, Interaction Design,
Interdisciplinary Design and Transportation Design. The College also offers
non-credit courses in the visual arts through its Continuing Education
programs and opportunities for youth through its Community Arts Partnerships
programs.

SOURCE College for Creative Studies

Contact: Marcus Popiolek, 313.664.7665,
mpopiolek@collegeforcreativestudies.edu; or Heather George, 313.832.2210 x14,
248.417.5773 (mobile) hgeorge@loviogeorge.com; or Megan Ewend, 313.832.2210
x13, 989.392.9711 (mobile) mewend@loviogeorge.com
 
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