Innovation Forum Projects: Broadening the Reach

2013 Innovation Forum: Engaging Design

Main Street Project: Underway

During the fall, we interviewed Greater Downtown Bothell Merchants to learn their stories about their businesses. Innovation Forum Program Assistant Aina Braxton and UWB Art Instructors Carrie Bodle and Gary Carpenter will work with the UWB students to create visual and sound art based on the interviews. Final creations will be available at each local merchant's business beginning January 2013 and will also include a Main Street Project installation at the 2013 Innovation Forum in February.

Progressive Design Project

Roundtable: Engaging Design

Date: November 5, 2012

On November 5th the Forum hosted an informal roundtable discussion for faculty, staff and students around different concepts of design. Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Learning, opened the discussion by engaging the group in how we personally consider design and its relationship to space and discipline.

Amy Van Dyke, Director of Physical Planning and Space Management, and William Erdly, Associate Professor in Computing and Software Systems, shared their practices and approaches in relationship to the design of educational and health spaces and programs. The evening ended with questions and discussions from faculty and students in disciplines ranging from poetics to art history to computer technology.

CHALK IT UP Design Competition
Inaugural Event

Date: October 18, 2012

Teams of 3-5 students competed in a secret design challenge announced at the start of the day’s competition. After completing the design, each team hustled around to get the most votes for their team’s chalk image.

Images of the CHALK IT UP Design Competition