Invest in Design Education to Invest in Democracy
by Lee-Sean Huang | September 13, 2017 | in Essays
An investment in broadening access to design education is more than good economic policy, it can be a way to build stronger communities and a more robust democracy.
Designing Public Services for a Higher Purpose
by Lee-Sean Huang | June 1, 2017 | in Essays
If we are to make American infrastructure and public services transcendental, then we all, whether we be designers, public administrators, politicians, or concerned citizens, need to think bigger. So on this year’s International Service Design Day, we also need to start asking bigger and bolder questions.
The healthcare service design rollercoaster
by Jennifer Maroney | February 6, 2017 | in Essays
It was my dream to service design a hospital. But I didn’t expect it to be the most challenging project of my life, and there were many times it nearly had to be abandoned.
Co-design: A Powerful Force for Creativity and Collaboration
by Monica Weiler | October 28, 2016 | in Essays
We can all agree that creativity and collaboration are good things, but not everyone is in agreement on what they look like in practice or the best way to support them.
Three Practical Ways to Bridge the Gap Between Research and Design
by Monica Weiler | August 29, 2016 | in Essays
There are a lot of ways to build a strong bridge that connects research and design — here are three methods that have worked well for us when working to cross that gap.