The Division of Design educates and trains designers to create and develop concepts that optimize the function, value, and appearance of communications, products and systems for the benefit of both industry and society. Within the Division of Design, there are three majors: Visual Communication Design, Industrial Design and Interaction Design.

Current News

Most Recent Newsletter

The current SoA+AH+D newsletter was released via email on October 30, 2014. Read it now. Current and past newsletters are always available at this page.

LinkedIn Ranks UW in Top 5 for Design

The Division of Design is proud to have LinkedIn recognize the University of Washington as one of the top five schools for design…

Faculty Searches

The School of Art + Art History + Design is welcoming applications for four faculty appointments across all three divisions. Please see this post for links to details on how to apply.

2014 Scholarship Reception

On October 16, we recognized undergraduate and graduate students who were awarded scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year…

Space Transformation

The Slide/Image Library is now Spaces 120 + 122. Read about the change and see photo galleries of the transformation by clicking the title.

New Faces in 2014

Four new staff have joined us this year, and two new faculty are here for the 2014-2015 academic year.

2014 Microsoft Research Design Expo

Interaction Design Professor Axel Roesler and his students continue to be invited to this annual event. Read more by clicking the header.

Christopher Ozubko Endowed Graduate Support Fund

We are delighted to announce that, in honor of Professor Christopher Ozubko’s 18-year tenure as Director of the SoA+AH+D, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends have come together to establish an endowment…

2014 Graduation Awards

Go here to read the article about our Dean’s Medalist Jueqian (Ripple) Fang. Click the title above to see the full list of awards given at this year’s Graduation Celebration.