Future DDes student and ethnographic fiber artist and researcher Karen Baker was recently interviewed on the South Wealth Radio Show, hosted by Vikki Johnson. Karen is a weaver and knitter focused on the design, history and critical studies of textile and fiber, and she is a 4x grantee of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowship for her fiber artwork.
Interview with Future DDes Student Karen Baker
Future DDes student and ethnographic fiber artist and researcher Karen Baker was recently interviewed on the South Wealth Radio Show, hosted by Vikki Johnson. Karen is a weaver and knitter focused on the design, history and critical studies of textile and fiber, and she is a 4x grantee of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowship for her fiber artwork.
Exploring Nature as a Resource in Virtual Reality
Exploring Nature as a Resource in Virtual Reality
GGRAPH 2021 Groovy Graphics Assignment, “Photogrammetry for a Virtual Reality Nature Scene.” As part of their on-demand talk, the two discussed capturing nature using photogrammetry and building a virtual reality nature scene.
Ashley Pearson Wins SHRA Award for Excellence
Ashley Pearson Wins SHRA Award for Excellence
NC native and NC State alum Ashley Pearson recently received an Outstanding SHRA Award for Human Relations. She brings kindness, efficiency, heart and humor to her work supporting doctoral programs and college advancement.
DDes Student Jonathan Williams is currently researching how something as simple as tying a knot can transform how we approach design from an early age.
Designlife Podcast: Jonathan Williams and Designerly Knotting
DDes Student Jonathan Williams is currently researching how something as simple as tying a knot can transform how we approach design from an early age.
Steven Chavez is a student practitioner in the Doctor of Design program at the College of Design. He is the founder of NAMLA, the National Association of Minority Landscape Architects. Read his recent interview with Landscape Architecture Magazine.
Room to Lead
Steven Chavez is a student practitioner in the Doctor of Design program at the College of Design. He is the founder of NAMLA, the National Association of Minority Landscape Architects. Read his recent interview with Landscape Architecture Magazine.

The goal of the Doctor of Design to create new knowledge and promote its application in the professional design community and society at large.

program or department head

Program Director

M. Elen Deming, D.Des, FASLA, FCELA

Director, Doctor of Design

E: doctor-of-design@ncsu.edu

 

Doctor of Design Poster Presentation

Established in 2016-17, the professional Doctor of Design (DDes) program is an advanced degree program for established design practitioners, which complements the existing PhD in Design. This is the only DDes program in the country that offers blended learning (online + on campus) in design research aimed at applications in practice. This unique program offers DDes students the flexibility to continue working while completing program requirements.

Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2022 admissions.

Learn more about applying to the Doctor of Design program.

Review of applications will begin February 15th.  Priority will be given to applications received by February 15th, although we will consider applications on a rolling basis until the Fall 2022 class is filled.

The purpose of the program is to pursue design research in support of those professions creating the artifacts, communications, environments, organizing structures and systems of the future.

DDes students conduct original investigations through design-based practices, cases, and methods. The program provides a forum for connecting design research to the needs of society, by promoting the application of new knowledge in design and addressing design impacts on larger systems.

Note: While most of the program is completed online, physical attendance at one week-long workshop held each semester is mandatory. At the time of admission, DDes students are expected to demonstrate mastery over their respective practices and to articulate a clear, compelling topic along with specific research questions.

Questions? Please contact Elen Deming at clear dotdoctor-of-design@ncsu.edu.

Student Testimonial

“In short, my work through the DDes program has allowed me to champion budgets, projects, and programs to re-design the downtown of Zebulon. Without the program, I would not have the skills or research to back-up the budgets I’m requesting. This program, by virtue of its setup, faculty and staff, offers things that place it at an advantage over other more established programs. They sympathize with the realities of a practicing professional.”

– Joe Moore, Town Manager, Zebulon, NC