Department of Design Tech
The new Department of Design Tech is a multicollege, transdisciplinary initiative pioneering innovation, research, and teaching on topics at the intersection of design and emerging technology that most greatly impact research, industry, and practice in a changing world.
Bridging expertise and catalyzing exploration, innovation, and collaboration in emerging areas, including design + interactions, design + materials, design + media, and design + environments, Design Tech is a generator of new modes, methods, and applications that redefine design practice and research.
Participating Cornell colleges: The College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP), Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science (Bowers CIS), Cornell Human Ecology (CHE), Cornell Engineering, and Cornell Tech in New York City.
Friday, February 9, 2024
NSF Invests Nearly $10M to Develop Transformative Bio-Inspired Solutions
The U.S. National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator program Phase 1 awards in this track include $650,000 for "Bio-Inspired Surface Design for High Performance Mechanical Tracking Solar Collection Skins in Architecture," a project led by Design Tech Chair Jenny Sabin, Professor of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences and inaugural Design Tech faculty Itai Cohen, CALS Associate Professor Adrienne Roeder, and Arizona State University Professor Mariana Bertoni.
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Assistant/Associate Professors, Department of Design Tech
As part of a unique Radical Collaboration hiring initiative, the new Department of Design Tech invites applications for one or more full-time, open-rank tenure-track faculty positions beginning on July 1, 2024.
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Introducing the Department of Design Tech at Cornell University
The new Department of Design Tech at Cornell University is a multicollege, transdisciplinary initiative pioneering innovation, research, and teaching on topics at the intersection of design and emerging technology that most greatly impact research, industry, and practice in a changing world.
The M.S. in Design Technology is a two-year research and project-based degree offered jointly by AAP and Cornell Tech. Students pursue research in areas that bridge disciplines and domains with the aim of generating innovations across science and design for applications spanning digital tools, products, responsive materials, and the built environment.
Monday, January 22, 2024
Spring 2024: Your Essential Guide to the Semester Ahead
After a winter break to regroup and recharge, the 2024 spring semester begins with a flurry of activity that will introduce new classes and workshops, showcase exemplary creativity and research, and bring a roster of exciting guests to AAP campuses in Ithaca, Rome, and New York City.
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Oral Delivery a Possibility for Silica-Based C'Dots
The Cornell Chronicle covers the work of Uli Wiesner, Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell Engineering and inaugural Design Tech faculty member, who is a senior author of research exploring this alternative to injections for cancer treatment and other therapies.
Cornell's Jenny Sabin Awarded the 2023 Rippmann Memorial Prize by DigitalFUTURES
Bustler: Sabin was recognized for standing "at the forefront of a new direction for 21st-century architectural practice — one that investigates the intersections of architecture and science and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design of responsive material structures and ecological spatial interventions for diverse audiences."
Friday, September 15, 2023
How Might Buildings and Their Integrated Materials Systems Behave Like Organisms?
ArchDaily: A conversation with Architecture Professor Jenny Sabin exploring the critical link between research and practice and her interdisciplinary approach that fosters collaboration with both scientists and engineers.
Thursday, September 7, 2023
Cornell Researchers Strive to Create Better Protection for Women's Ice Hockey Players
CNY Central: Tulasi Elangovan '23, working with Associate Professor of Apparel Design in the College of Human Ecology (CHE) and inaugural Design Tech faculty Heeju Park in the Performance Apparel Design Lab, are making improvements in equipment considering the differences in anatomy.
Monday, February 19, 2024
Jenny Sabin — Architecture Driven by Humans, Powered by AI
The Academic Minute: Design Tech Chair Jenny Sabin speaks about the intersection of artificial intelligence and architecture in projects such as her Ada pavilion as part of Cornell University's Impacts of AI Week.
Friday, August 25, 2023