This year’s day of DH is following a pattern that has been in place for several years now, where I happen to be traveling. In this case, I left Chicago on Sunday, heading to Edmonton for some research meetings and a PhD defense, and am returning to Chicago on Tuesday–the Day of DH 2015.
I suppose it makes sense, in that the end of the term marks a kind of exodus that has been held off as much as possible in order not to interfere with classes. I had a great set of classes this year, since I was teaching the PhD seminar on design research, as well as another seminar for MDes students called English for Designers. It allows us to accept good students who could normally not be admitted because their English needs improvement. They spend the year reading some of the core design literature, doing exercises based on it, and discussing it with me.