Telling time for slow communication

At this time of #remotelife when it appears all relationships are mitigated through screens, it feels appropriate to republish. Slow Communication Manifesto – Because communication technologies continue to supply more ways to rapidly connect people, – Because the complexity, speed,…

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Mindful business model canvas

A Mindful Business Model Canvas

Iterating on a startup innovation classic to accommodate for vision, mission, and so-called “externalities”. While facilitating entrepreneurs to build social benefit apps with Applications for Good, and again completing a Design Innovation masters, I worked on several occasions with the…

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cucumber zoo cover sketch

Cucumber Zoo

The design challenge How might we bring food consumption and production to be individually approachable and locally sustainable? This was the question I set out to answer. Fourteen weeks, three design sprints, and countless variations later, I land on the…

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arthur grau gratitude x note pad and idea map

Prototypical gifting

The following essay is an excerpt from the work in progress “Gratitude_X”. The full paper seeks to document multiple modes of gift giving within the context of a massive open online course. This excerpt prototypes the gift as a concept.…

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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.