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Aging in Place (3): Early Concept Development
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By Katie Inglis, Ahmed Riaz, Eric Baczuk - August 21, 2013Building on ResearchIn our last blog post we shared a few of our favorite stories from the Aging in Place field research and identified the major design themes that had emerged. We have since translated these opportunities into archetypes and frameworks to inform the current phase of the project: Design Concepting.Establishing a FrameworkLeveraging the insights and observations uncovered in our contextual research, the team created a framework to help describe the various circumstances of people who are Aging in Place. Three main elder Archetypes were identified: the Independent, the Tr ... Read More →

Continuous Problem-Solving Is No Accident
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Aug 30 2013 Olga KouzinaIn my recent Back to the Future of Agile Software Development essay, I posited the maxim that agile is continuous problem-solving. Whether we create new designs, or architectures, or cope with various challenges that software development abounds with, we need to generate brilliant ideas on demand. This is our job, and we have to be good at it every step along the way.The subject of keeping fit creatively is tied to productivity in most “booster” books, but productivity and continuous problem-solving are two different things.  I’ve come to this conclusion over many years of  what I call “living and exploring”.   T ... Read More →

14 Fantastic Free Tools for Design Collaboration
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For designers, collaborating and sharing design concepts can be frustrating. The process is often initiated over email, while we wait for feedback and sort through comments and revision notes.However, there's a wealth of excellent collaboration tools to make it easier to get feedback and approve artwork in a timely, professional manner. For freelancers or small agencies on a tight budget, these free tools can make sharing design concepts in real time a breeze, without breaking the bank.We've gathered 14 of the best free online tools to help you collaborate faster and more efficiently. Note that we've only included tools and apps that provide a ... Read More →

Creative Sustainable Packaging Design
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This egg packaging project has been floating around lately, and for good reasons – it’s a great example of sustainability design and was created by a young designer. This eco-friendly egg carton package design by student Maja Szczypek kicks up sustainability a notch. The “Eggs from Happy Hens” packaging design is aimed at folks interested in sustainability and organic food production.“Happy Hens” egg cartons, Maja Szczypek / make me!, Lodz Design Festival 2013“Happy Hens” egg cartons in three sizes with different labelsInterested in learning how to create your own sustainable packages? Be sure to listen to the “Pretty Green: How to Design Trul ... Read More →

Beyond the Pritzker: Women, Architecture, and the Politics of Family Leave
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Critique: Nancy Levinson Beyond the Pritzker: Women, Architecture, and the Politics of Family Leave [Image from Media Girl] Cautious, careful people always casting about to preserve their reputation or social standards never can bring about reform. Those who are really in earnest are willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathies with despised ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences. — Susan B. Anthony, 1860 Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation. — Ruth Bader Ginsb ... Read More →

The Next Big Thing in Design Is …
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No longer the province of the lone practitioner, design has become a broad, collaborative process. Just 10 years ago, design was considered to be a professional priesthood. The Designer (capital “D”) would be given an assignment — create a more attractive widget, say — then disappear into a back room to reemerge days later with a prototype. The result: better-looking widgets, not much else.In my book, Change By Design, I chronicle the end of Design with a capital “D” and the rise of “design thinking,” a more collaborative, human-centered approach that can be used to solve a broader range of challenges. Design thinking harnesses the power of te ... Read More →

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