Linh Dao


Assistant Professor, Interaction Design, California Polytechnic State University. 

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Interaction Design, Assistant Professor, California Polytechnic State University

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TEACHING STATEMENT

Statement of pedagogy can be found here.
Syllabus, Assignment Briefs, and Supplemental Materials can be found here.



STUDENT AWARDS


The student packaging projects in my class have consistently won every year that we entered the rigorous PPA national competition. In addition to these high profile awards, my students have also received additional scholarships and supportfrom the paperboard packaging industry. In addition, they have received incredible mentorship from our faculty collaborators in the ITP program, professors Javier de la Fuente and Irene Carbonell.

Paperboard Packaging Alliance 2022 Student Design Challenge: Second Place/Finalist (Top 3): Han Wong, Fred Pastrana, and Hannah Caroline Kraus for their Froot project. Honorable mention (Top 5): Randi Garraci and Marissa Thai for their Craft project. Shout-Out (Top 9): Elaine Do and Jared Bhang for their Lego Play project.


World Packaging Organization 2022 WorldStar Student Design Challenge: Silver in overall, Gold in marketing appeal category, and Bronze in Sustainability category: Han Wong, Fred Pastrana, and Hannah Caroline Kraus for their Froot project. Certificate of Recognition for Craft and Lego Play project.



Paperboard Packaging Alliance 2021 Student Design Challenge: Finalist (Top 3): Shahla Prouty, Adi Saaf, Runar Schmidt. Honorable mention (Top 5): Cayley Nickerson, Allison Munden, Ian Myers. Shout-Out (Top 9): Joey Marshall, Mady McNeill, Natalie Mitchell.



World Packaging Organization 2021 WorldStar Student Design Challenge: Bronze Star Trophy Winner (Overall): Shahla Prouty, Adi Saaf, Runar Schmidt. Marketing Appeal Silver Trophy: Shahla Prouty, Adi Saaf, Runar Schmidt. Certificate of Merit (Top 10): Joey Marshall, Mady McNeill, Natalie Mitchell, Cayley Nickerson, Allison Munden, Ian Myers.

Interaction Design Awards
Salute Student Design competition 2023: Celeste Gonzales for yer project POV.
Adobe + MTV Creative Jams 2020: Finalist: Ivy Tan & Kelly Tse for project Zero Central. Fourth Place: Carolina Padllina & Shandeigh for project Streami.



STUDENT WORK



All student projects presented above were produced in Interaction design II class.




All student projects presented above were coded and designed from scratch from Interaction Design I. 




All student projects presented above were produced in Graphic Design Studio III class.





All student projects presented above were produced in Sign & Symbols class.




All student projects presented above were produced in Graphic Design Studio I class.




All student projects presented above were produced in Graphic Design Studio II classes.




All student projects presented above were produced in Introduction to Digital Design class.



PEDAGOGICAL RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


Identity Collage: a Workshop Method for Exploring Intersectional IdentitiesIdentity Collage: a Workshop Method for Exploring Intersectional Identities, International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR)
Diverse and Inclusive Strategies for Crisis Management in the Design classroom, Dialogue: Proceedings of the AIGA Design Educators Community Conferences