Design Build Challenge: Day 8–Tightening up and Getting Loose

With Friday presentations at Fluxspace coming up, designers are revisiting clients, getting on the fly feedback, and working on pitch decdks.

Build Design Challenge: Collaborating, Defining, Affinity Mapping

Friday, October 29 found us gathering in groups around our clients and sharing all our insights into the client’s life. Culling all those observations and then organizing them into clusters through affinity mapping will help us identify pain points, opportunities, or needs that we can solve to help the client and their neighborhood develop intoContinue reading “Build Design Challenge: Collaborating, Defining, Affinity Mapping”

It’s Always About Growth

Look. It doesn’t matter to me if you’re 5, 15, or 50. If you’re living, you’re learning. And if you’re learning, you’re growing. So before I go on and discuss the great learning experience some of the students from PVHS’s inNOVAtion Lab had on February 5th, in the midst of this pandemic, I just wantContinue reading “It’s Always About Growth”

Purpose and the Story We Tell Ourselves: Wayfinding our own Oceans.

In 1995, the prolific warbler Neil Young (and members of Pearl Jam) released Mirror Ball.  The album featured one of Young’s iconic cries of independence, “I’m the Ocean.”  With a chorus declaring the title’s metaphysical conceit and lyrics probing smaller, stranger metaphysical comparisons (eg. “I’m an accident/I was driving way too fast), Young contrasts beingContinue reading “Purpose and the Story We Tell Ourselves: Wayfinding our own Oceans.”