Ziddi Msangi

Associate Professor

Art & Design

508-999-9291

508-910-6977

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College of Visual & Performing Arts 310A

Education

1996Cranbrook Academy of ArtMFA
1993San Jose State UniversityBFA

Teaching

  • Graphic Design
  • Community Engagement
  • Graduate Program

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Graphic Design basics. Introduction to icon development, packaging design, information design. Students are introduced to communication concepts of audience, form and content, and semiotics. Handcraft is reinforced and vector-based design technology is introduced.

Graphic Design basics. Introduction to icon development, packaging design, information design. Students are introduced to communication concepts of audience, form and content, and semiotics. Handcraft is reinforced and vector-based design technology is introduced.

Career options and internship preparation. Presentations from working professionals, exploring skills needed for different design professions. Students reflect on the role of designers in society, discuss various graphic design career options, improve business communication skills, and learn about business ethics. This seminar helps students prepare for future studies, internships, and employment opportunities.

Career options and internship preparation. Presentations from working professionals, exploring skills needed for different design professions. Students reflect on the role of designers in society, discuss various graphic design career options, improve business communication skills, and learn about business ethics. This seminar helps students prepare for future studies, internships, and employment opportunities.

Collaborative process and human-centered design. In addition to practicing team development and presentation methods, students will follow the stages of Design Thinking: empathize, define, research, ideate, prototype, and test. Predicated on solving a human issue, assignment outcomes are not restricted to any one media. This course encourages students to develop a variety of solutions.

Collaborative process and human-centered design. In addition to practicing team development and presentation methods, students will follow the stages of Design Thinking: empathize, define, research, ideate, prototype, and test. Predicated on solving a human issue, assignment outcomes are not restricted to any one media. This course encourages students to develop a variety of solutions.

Addresses social and ethical design perspectives while developing communication strategies built on models of conversation and participation. Students examine and identify public needs, constraints and/or opportunities for community partners and clients. Emphasis is on presentation skills, research and concept development as a process, systems and predicting outcomes of design action.

Capstone course. Students focus on their self-directed, multi-dimensional degree project. Students are encouraged to develop a personal approach to design, exploring their individual strengths and interests in the field. Guest critics and lecturers are in integral part of the course, which culminates in the Senior Exhibition.

Research

Research Activities

  • East African textiles and their role as communication system
  • Human Centered Design

Research

Research Interests

  • Design
  • Design + Society
  • Design + History
  • Design + Politics

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