Awards of participation certificates were presented to design students from the Department of Art and Design for participating in the Artesan Gateway 2021 Sustainable Retail challenge. The challenge introduced the awardees to the creative manufacturing and handmade sector giving them an opportunity to work in teams of 5 to showcase their skills and improve their knowledge and understanding of the world of sustainability within retail and design.
The University of Nairobi wishes to inform all students who qualified for the award of various degrees and diplomas at the end of last academic year (2020/2021) and members of the public, that the 65th Graduation Ceremony will be held VIRTUALLY on Friday, September 24, 2021 commencing at 8.00 a.m. at the Great Court. The event will be streamed live through the following links; www.uonbi.ac.ke.ke/livestream and facebook.com/uonbi.ac.ke.
A. Year I (FRESHERS) of the following Faculties:
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE (FAg)
The department of Art and Design ( D.A.D) - Faculty of Built Environment and Design (FBD) held a consultative meeting bringing together stakeholders to discuss and provide insights towards the Masters and Doctorate of Design Degree curriculum.
Curriculum development is a continuous process incorporating different approaches to create an exciting and effective teaching experience thereby making it a responsibility of many stakeholders with a multidisciplinary approach.
Teachers and students from St. Marys School Nairobi brought essence and emotion to the annual Design Students' Exhibition revived after the Covid 19 disruption last year. The event running from 14th June is culmination of students portfolio display and interconnects the artwork and the public bringing in viewership.
The practical Design studies are uniquely examined in a portfolio exhibition. The exam requires learners to showcase their work clustered in various thematic areas of interior design, fashion design, illustration design, graphics design and product design.
The culmination of a semester's lecturer student engagement on unique themes forms the display assessment usually attracting the design fraternity.
This year's portfolio is happening from 2nd June to15th June.
Fashion design students experienced real fashion photography and styling lessons from their in house lecturer Connie Aluoch and photographer Victor Arimibi.
Victor has experience in magazine shoots and focuses on using human-centered approaches, storytelling techniques to adapt to new markets in effectively responding to old and new demands on products and services.
The students can apply lessons learnt during the session to studio assignments to make look books for their products.
Dr. Lilac Osanjo, Director StAD becomes the first awardee of the Pan African Design Institute -Simba Club.
This is in recognition and honour for her outstanding work in the thematic areas of design-practice, education and advocacy amongst other 6 nominees for the award at the inaugural virtual event held on 29th April 2021.
Feedback does not only form a critical requirement of design for social impact. It is fact the user’s experience and response to what the designer thinks has been accomplished. Design for social impact provides a methodology for examining structural and systems-based design thinking, and solutions-based design making.