“Why would any person choose to contribute – voluntarily – to a public good that she can partake of, unchecked, as a free rider on the effort of others? Because every individual can see that not only her own incentives, but the incentives of there individuals are thus aligned, the system ought to unravel backward [...]
Although some young adults practice responsible financial decisions, there is a growing young community lacking the financial literacy to take on new, intensive, and often abrupt financial responsibilities. Can design methods be employed to devise transparency with the financial responsibility associated with taking on these culpabilities? The answer is yes. There is an inexhaustible amount [...]
In an article entitled “Can Anyone Be a Designer” (the New York Times, Alice Rawsthorn, October 2, 2011) Rawthson writes about “Unnamed,” an exhibition in South Korea curated in absentia by the Chinese artist and political activist Ai Weiwei. The show “explores the role of design in projects with which it would not traditionally have [...]
Note: No animals were harmed during this reflection process.
I recently finished the first phase of research for designing a collaborative system that allows participants the ability to share perspectives of data. As I reflected on the feedback I had received from peers and professors, I realized my strategy of using precedents as a method of communicating my ideas for [...]
"Curation round" Photo credit: Jacqueline Cooksey
I teamed up with Minuette Le for round two of exploring the visual audit for our design-led research class. This was our second and final iteration, and Minh and I decided to capitalise on our collaboration by clearly distinguishing our two perspectives.
From Jacqueline’s POV:
I began by reading Total Landscape, Theme [...]
A visual audit can be performed across a specific ideology, environmental signifier, organizational culture, or even a specific human behavior. Designers often use visual research as a tool to “get a feel” for the local patterns, or identifying problematic areas of a site-specific context. From our first visual audit I found that visual audits can [...]
As modern technology and life spin faster and faster, at breakneck speed, all the while demanding that we keep up, new problems surface— creating a plethora of new areas in business, healthcare, policy-making and education that demand a new approach to the existing paradigms.
My research began with the challenge to connect siloed studios and small [...]
Intro: The Transdisciplinary Studio has been informed that there might be a strong possibility that next year our studio space might be moving…and it would be shared with another Program. So when this topic was announced, I was immediately intrigued and excited at the same time. Not only because the studio we currently call “home” [...]
I am a designer. Therefore, when asked, “What if designers were educated to be very articulate about how they design rather than celebrating the artifacts they produce?” I responded by redesigning the question in an attempt to better understand how I might respond. The result:
What if I was educated to be very articulate about how [...]
From looking at the similarities between a graphic designer and video editor’s process I hypothesized that similar process elements are transmutable across all creative fields. In order to further test this hypothesis I took a dance improvisation captured on video and attempted to fit the stages I have identified as [...]keep looking »