DAAP in the News: New York Times, Fast Company and More
News media, web sites and national rankings provided kudos
to DAAP during August 2011 – ranging from a New York Times feature of work two
young alums to Fast Company coverage of an innovative student project.
Date: 9/3/2011 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824
Two young alums from the University of Cincinnati’s internationally ranked
College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) were recently featured
in The New York Times
for their innovative work.
Tara Finke and Megan Scherer were featured for their designs of artwork and notebooks with Nevada mug
shots from the 1950s. As design, their work is so successful that the company
is expanding. It’s also work that is gaining national and international attention
not only for the originality of the design concept but for raising broader
|The three UC student founders of TREAD. From left are Charley Hudak, Vanessa Melendez and Jince Kuruvilla. |
And just as recently, Fast Company featured the efforts
of three undergraduate industrial design students who teamed up for an experiment in education called the Tread Project
. They partnered with a local, inner-city high school and several footwear companies to lead a curriculum focusing on footwear design as a means to bring further educational opportunities to the teens in the form of critical thinking and
technical skills that are commonly found within design challenges.
These weren’t the only recent kudos earned by DAAP. Others include
- Inclusion of UC in
of the nation’s top 20 fashion programs.