12
NOV
2012
UFF-UF Identity

UFF-UF Communications

Since this summer I've been working with the United Faculty of Florida–UF to develop a more professional presence. The tangible materials with our identity is coming together nicely. The major work has been to the website and the the newsletter. My goal is to make a relatively sustainable...
05
NOV
2012

Research Ethics Guidebook

I'm always on the lookout for new resources for social research, particularly those that might apply to social design. Today I was reminded of the Research Ethics Guidebook: "is designed as a resource for social science researchers - those early...
03
NOV
2012

Book: 101 Design Methods

Unlike other books on the subject, 101 Design Methods approaches the practice of creating new products, services, and customer experiences as a science, rather than an art, providing a practical set of collaborative tools and methods for planning and defining successful new offerings.
08
SEP
2012

Peruvian Vernacular Design

My friend and colleague Florence Babb has been working in Perú for decades. Recently she shared these exciting products (above) she brought back from Perú this year. Not only do they inspire me since I am a big fan of all things popular and love the aesthetic and the typography, which is...
08
MAY
2012

Service Design Tools, an online resource

An interesting site on “the relation between communication design and service design, starting from the observation of the existing practices in the field of service design. The critical points and the opportunities concerning the use of communication tools during a service design process...
29
APR
2012

Mexican popular culture

I recently picked up a book I’ve had for a while: El Super (reviewed by Design Boom) by Kurt Hollander. The essay and accompanying photos on vernacular packaging designed for local markets is interesting. As a big fan of Mexican popular culture I was mesmerized once again and it brought...
22
NOV
2011

Icograda Design Education Manifesto 2011 book launched

from the icograda website The Icograda Design Education Manifesto 2011 was launched on 27 October 2011 at the Icograda General Assembly 24 in Taipei, Taiwan (Chinese Taipei). “The Design Education Manifesto 2011 is a fruit of a 2-year-long process engaging some of the most prominent...
19
NOV
2011

Immigration in Yucatan

It is estimated that 153,000 yucatecans immigrate. Many to neighboring Quintana Roo to work in tourism and related industries. Most immigrate to the United States from rural towns and to the west coast – which is why, in San Francisco there is a "Maya Town."
05
NOV
2011

Moringa Powder Labels

A project we worked on with Impala Development Group in Swaziland to package and sell Moringa powder, which is a highly nutritional, low-cost food supplement.
15
OCT
2011

Mili Designs: Mexican Inspired Pillows

I’ve always been interested in textiles. Now what I find interesting is a preservation of traditional cultural practices and a reinvention of these for the contemporary/global market. I saw these pillows by Mili Designs on the Fab.com site.
29
JUN
2011

Wim Crouwel

An interview with Wim Crouwel / London Design Festival After the talk, Katie Treggiden spoke to Wim Crouwel: What’s the most important thing to know about you? I am a workaholic. How do you feel looking back on the body of work pulled together for the Design Museum exhibition? It felt as...
29
JUN
2011

the store at grant design collaborative

Our objective was to establish a “street-level,” retail-based arm of our design firm, Grant Design Collaborative. A storefront space became available in the same building as our studio, located in Canton, Georgia (about 40 miles north of Atlanta), and we saw it as a perfect opportunity to...