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…

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 Library moved into room 120 of the Art Building in the late 1960s and expanded into room 122 sometime in the 1980s. Many alumni will remember the inhospitable front door of the Slide Library with its sign that said “Faculty Use Only.” While that policy changed later, many students were afraid to open the door and see what was inside.

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.

Stefani Bartz Wins SDF Grant

The inaugural annual grant from the Seattle Design Foundation was awarded to Stefani Bartz in June 2014. Four other Division of Design students had proposals that received honorable mention.