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Winterhouse Institute

by Andy Polaine on December 11, 2014

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The Winterhouse Institute focusess on non-profit, self-initiated projects that support design education, as well as social and political initiatives. What the Omnium Creative Network should have been – nice to see this off the ground.

The Daily Monster

by Andy Polaine on December 11, 2014

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Stefan Bucher’s inky fellas.

phofa – John Warwicker

December 11, 2014

A blog from the Waracle.

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UPPERCASE

December 11, 2014

UPPERCASE. Making, creating and curating visual culture.

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Storytelling for Designers

June 20, 2013

As a design educator I watch and read a lot of project presentations. I worked out the other day that I must have seen at least 2,000-3,000 student projects in my time. A key thing I have learned is that the telling of the project’s story, whether as a pitch, presentation or documentation, is as […]

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Students, Ideas & Prototyping

December 2, 2012

While perusing Nicolas Nova’s post on Prototyping session with post-its and cardboard at EPFL I followed his link to Stickers on Boxes, a “prototyping tool for generating objects that communicate concepts quickly & simply,” created by Anvil. Looks like a great approach. The other day Nicolas and I were both bemoaning the fact that our […]

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Designers are not researchers: the difference between design and social research

August 9, 2012

Designers are not researchers: the difference between design and social research from Sam Ladner is worth a read by all designers engaging in this kind of work. I suspect we’re all guilty of it. My excuse would be that sometimes its necessary and useful for designers to do the research, but I’m not sure I […]

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The Naked Sheep

July 30, 2012

I probably don’t blog about my students’ work enough, but this piece I particularly like because it was a collaboration between students who are actually working on different projects. The Naked Sheep is a collaboration between Tina Tomovic and “Anna & Juan“, AKA Josefina Eliggi and Luzius Schnellmann. (Luzius actually works as an assistant to […]

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Without Design Methods, I Feel Like I Am Cheating

May 19, 2012

Without Design Methods, I Feel Like I Am Cheating – another cracking post from Jon Kolko. This one is close to my heart because I teach design methods on HSLU’s MA Design and always make a point of saying that theory is practice and that methods are simply tools. As Jon says, a design method […]

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Entrepreneur designers in final form

April 18, 2012

Entrepreneur designers in final form – Liz Danzico has posted a thorough set of links to SVA’s IxD MA (@svaixd) brilliant course (in Europe we would say module) on Entrepreneurial Design taught by Gary Chou and Christina Cacioppo. The final class project is that students must raise $1,000. Many, but not all, have gone the […]

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