This past Friday, Wedge headed over to the Madison-Carver Academy to teach a session on Design Thinking to the some of the students. Earlier this year, the class had already gone through a design thinking exercise, working through possibilities for a vacant lot near the school, but expressed some interest in doing some work with Read More
Posts Tagged ‘Design Process’
Big Ideas: You’re not an expert.
During college I was a big believer in the place of social entrepreneurship and impact investing. I took a number of classes on the subject, where we spent our time working with groups like the Bryant Community Center to design solutions to problems like drainage, transportation, and after-school activities. I watched TED talks, read case studies, and generally soaked up as much of the culture as possible. I was the best example of a young, college-educated white male with a savior complex. I was arrogant and probably annoyed a lot of people in the process. But, it took a summer internship in India to really set my mind straight on my place as a designer who wanted to do social good.
Big Idea Saturdays: Design is a Process
I think the most common question I get asked is “What do you do?” A rather good question, in fact. Often design is defined by its outputs: things like products, furniture, logos, or websites. There are certainly designers who specialize in particular outputs, so it becomes easy to think of design as a field that Read More