IVS Exhibition Openings (Tuesdays at 11):
Creating Access Throug Universal Design
February 7-April 6
- Universal Design (UD) is a method for creating environments that are accessible to the largest number of individuals possible. This technique works to create a world that doesn’t exclude or single out those with disabilities, but instead aims to treat everyone equally. The aim of this interactive exhibition is to give visitors the opportunity to explore the principals of UD in everyday products, and in the physical and learning environments.
IVS Course Exhibition- April 17-May 3
- This course centered on the question "How can we represent disability?” Students worked in interdisciplinary teams alongside participants with disabilities to co-create inclusive representations of disability while learning and using innovative collaborative design philosophies and tools.
IVS Colloquia (Wednesdays at 12):
February 15- Robert Nagel (Engineering)
- Using Visualization in Engineering Design Education
- Dr. Robert Nagel (Engineering) will show how visualization plays an integral role in teaching students the design process. His focus will be the course project from the sophomore engineering design sequence: designing a custom, human-powered vehicle for a client with cerebral palsy. His twenty-minute talk will be followed by discussion.
March 14- Chuck Heckman (Thomas Harrison Middle School)
- A Visual Approach to Math Education
- Mr. Chuck Heckman, Math Teacher at Thomas Harrison Middle School, will talk about his experience using Singapore Math, a teaching method that helps students visualize problems by turning abstract words into easy-to-understand pictorial models. His twenty-minute talk will be followed by discussion.
April 11- Henry Way (Georgraphy)
- Political Visions of America: Images of Place in Online Campaigning
- Dr. Henry Way (ISAT/Geography) will discuss the “geographical imagination” presented in U.S. political websites, focusing on the understandings of states and places conveyed in such propaganda. His twenty-minute talk will be followed by a discussion considering the material impact of such visualizations on policy-making, bringing together the visual, spatial, and political.