Designers see the future

Designers see the future, specifically when surfacing insights. Seeing the future is a multi-step process for the designer, with the forming of insights from the body of research about midway. It’s hard. I pace around the room, stumble into a…

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Giving it All Away 

There is a recognized need for good design strategy and good business insight combined to create innovation. There is a library of articles on the subject. From the DMI’s oft-cited Value of Design, to designer Joshua Taylor’s claim that designers should study…

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Sears Generations

“Because no one else can outfit you for life.” Concept for Sears reinvention. Objective: Improve Sears retail experience, sales experience, and generational relevance.  Innovate on empty assets, with new values, promoting generational engagement. Discover your working brand promise and why statement; Enable you to identify and influence all key Sears Holdings brand promise stakeholders; Provide red team methods to…

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NoHa Block Club Toolkit

Delivered to WellVille Collaborative, North Hartford Connecticut, June, 2017 How might we co-create a system, organization, or service with the community of North Hartford to bring an aspect of health into the Swift Factory neighborhood? This health aspect must complement…

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More Human Help for Homeless

Challenge: Discover opportunities for elevated user experiences, threats to existing services, markets for early adoption, and ways to redefine the use of autonomous vehicles. Solution: More Human: Media production company supporting autonomous services for un-sheltered people. The street is rich with…

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Hope Community Engagement

Hope events engaged the study and practice in managing human motivations, group dynamics, and institution engagement. This work enlisted local arts and cultural practitioners to convey tangible and emotional stories of the Society’s mission through public service, performance and compassionate…

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Applications for Good

Applications for Good, a recent contest produced by Applications for Good challenged developers to create apps for low-income Americans to help them get educated, find jobs, get healthy, manage their finances and so on. The contest was organized by One Economy…

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