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Oct. 8: Harold Nelson To Present Carnegie Mellon School of Design's Nierenberg Lecture Oct. 13

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Harold Nelson To Present Carnegie Mellon
School of Design's Nierenberg Lecture Oct. 13

nelsonPITTSBURGH—Designer Harold Nelson will present the Carnegie Mellon University School of Design's 2009 Nierenberg Lecture at 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13 in Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall's Breed Hall. His talk, free and open to the public, is titled "The Design Way: Some Emerging Thoughts."   
    
In his presentation, Nelson, the School of Design's Nierenberg Chair of Design, will introduce two different approaches to design in an effort to initiate an ongoing dialogue among design colleagues, professionals and students. Nelson will explore the changes facing design education and the causes for such changes. He will identify the changing design competencies required of professionals and educators as design education continues to expand outside traditional disciplines and into new territory.
    
The Nierenberg Chair of Design is a visiting professorship established through the generosity of the late Carnegie Mellon alumnus and emeritus life trustee Theodore D. Nierenberg, a founder of Dansk International Designs. The Nierenberg Chair enhances the vitality of the School of Design for students and faculty alike by encouraging dialogue on important issues of the field, exploration of contemporary forms of design practice, and research that affects future practice and understanding. The Nierenberg Chair is considered to be one of the most important and prestigious appointments in design education in the United States. Each year the Carnegie Mellon School of Design's Nierenberg Chair presents a public lecture.

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Pictured above is Harold Nelson, the School of Design's Nierenberg Chair of Design.