SMART Center Santa Fe Creative Workshop (Jun/Jul 2010, New Mexico USA)

The SMART Center Santa Fe was begun in the summer of 2009 by Jack Sprague, the former Communication Design program coordinator at The University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design, and four associates with extensive academic and professional experience in design, academic administration, the performing and visual arts, computer engineering and marketing. It exists to provide immersive, week-long learning experiences for university students and professionals who are studying or practicing one of these disciplines or one closely related to them, or, as is more and more likely the case today, working across several disciplines simultaneously.

Though the content of the individual workshops offered during the Summer 2010 session varies, they are thematically unified in that they all present some means of evaluating and generating (or generating and evaluating) and then actualizing creative methods as a means to generate fresh and innovative IDEAS. These ideas could lead to better solutions to extant or as yet-to-be-identified design problems, or entrepreneurial business opportunities, or they could be the kinds of ideas that instigate or catalyze social, economic, or technological change. Teaching people to forge both practical and theoretical connections within and between the worlds of business, design and art as they learn to strategically and tactically apply creative methods forms the core of The SMART Center Santa Fe’s operational philosophy.

More information re: The SMART Center Santa Fe, the workshops being offered during the Summer 2010 session, registration, tuition and application, and its array of organizers and instructors is available at their website:

Registration for this summer’s array of workshops will remain open until March 1, 2010.

About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is

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