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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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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.

Identify

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

12 Aug '13

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Exploring Chicago

Over our school’s 2-week August break I took the opportunity to travel and get a feel for some cities and firms that are doing amazing things. I took off to Chicago on August 5th. It was amazing how at home I … Read More

21 May '13

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Thoughts

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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Inspiration

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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12 Mar '13

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Design For America Workday

Today we enjoyed the amazing Baltimore weather by meeting for DFA on the MICA’s Cohen Plaza. It was amazing outside.

We were able to finally narrow down our month-long topic to one of DFA’s infamous “How Might We” statements. We … Read More