25 Jan '14

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Drawing without intention

This morning I woke up early to join friends and strangers at The Hall at 801 Park for Creative Mornings. Globally, the monthly theme for Creative Mornings is “Childhood.”

Our Baltimore-based speaker was children’s book illustrator, Kevin O’Malley. Kevin discussed … Read More

17 Dec '13

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Learning from the experts

This morning I took an early train from Baltimore to Washington DC to hear Pranav Vora speak at Creative Mornings, hosted by Google. Pranav is the CEO and founder of Hugh and Crye, an game-changing men’s fashion company. Pranav recognized … Read More

30 Oct '13

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Improving medication compliance

For Baltimore’s first Design for America workshop, we partnered with the Baltimore VA Medical Center to create unexpected ways to improve medication compliance. We went through Design for America’s design thinking process in only two hours – from identifying the … Read More

21 Oct '13

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Building creative confidence

Today fell into the category of “best days ever.” I trekked out to Delaware to meet IDEO’s Tom Kelley at Next Thing Now. I was super giddy and excited and can’t wait to read his new book.

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04 Sep '13

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Designing across cultures

I spent the last week in Holland working on a consulting project with the Dutch government. While the workshop participants spoke English fluently and clearly, they were more comfortable speaking in their native tongue. To facilitate their conversations, we worked … Read More

17 Aug '13

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Preparing for urban flooding

At the Design for America (DFA) National Leadership Studio in Chicago, we partnered with FEMA to help people prepare for, respond to, and recover from urban flooding.


We began with research to better understand what urban flooding means. We welcomed … Read More

21 May '13

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It is unfortunate that with budget limitations and a focus on the bottom line, creativity in education and industry has become a rare opportunity. It is rare to have the ability to experiment and play; to accept and rejoice failure, … Read More

17 Mar '13

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If you have a moment to watch this video featuring advice by Frog Design’s founder, Hartmut Esslinger, it’s totally worth it:

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