Design Management

It took a bit of time to arrange it, but the domain name designmanagement.org is now sharing this site. Welcome design management fans! I have content from the program on the subpages under this heading. Please browse through them to get a feel for the kinds of thinking and information we discuss.

My interest in design management is as the chairman of the MPS program in DM at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD – pronounced “sáss-dee”) at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Our program has a maximum of 30 students and works with leading corporations in the Fairfield County area. I also work closely with the MBA program in Entrepreneurship at the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business at the University. You may reach me with academic concerns at alwhite@bridgeport.edu.

pri9025The UB campus is directly on the shore of Long Island Sound. The Bridgeport/Port Jefferson Ferry goes past my 7th floor windows every hour, so it is a natural activity to take the grad students on the ferry once each semester to explore the resort town of Port Jeff. The trip encourages friendship and connection among the students, which in turn encourages classroom collaboration and team work in developing surprising business ideas that work in all three DM areas: human delight, ecological sustainability, and, of course, financial benefit.

Here are some action shots of education in process:

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Here are some shots of SASD and UB, which is directly on Long Island Sound:

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