Wedge is working with our good friends over at the Untitled Bottega on a big project that we’ll be premiering soon. Think arts, performance, community. Needless to say we need to clear up the area in anticipation. There’s a lot of cleanup to accomplish, so we’ll need all of you to make it happen. Read More
Posts Tagged ‘Design’
Teaching the Design Process
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
Hopscotch in Seattle!
Who says chalk is temporary? A group of changemakers in Seattle, Washington are embarking on their very own Hopscotch adventure, inspired by Hopscotch Detroit.
The Ten Things I Learned About Freelancing
It’s been almost a year since I started doing client work, and I figured it would be appropriate to share some lessons that I’ve learned so people can avoid or mitigate some of the big pitfalls that happened to me. This is really intended for anyone who is self-employed and doing freelance work, not just designers.
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
Detroit Future City Read: Part 2
This is part of an ongoing series examining the Detroit Strategic Framework Plan. View the other entries in this series here. On this entry we’re going to dive into the 12 imperative actions set out by the framework plan. If improving Detroit is the “why” of the document, these actions represent a very abstract version Read More
Detroit Future City Read: Part 1
The Detroit Strategic Framework Plan. You might also know it as Detroit Future City: a massive, 368-page outline for improvements, revitalization, and development here in Detroit. While it’s parent organization, the Detroit Works Project, has received some negative press due to some mistaken words and late schedules, the framework plan is exactly what it needs to be. It’s the Read More
Big Idea Saturdays: Design With (Not For) Your Users
We so often assume that we are always designing in the best interest of our users; we are being objective and thoughtful in our decisions. But unlike the scientific process, the design process is very much subjective. We pick our hypotheses, and we personally choose what observations are important, each stroke of the pen on Read More
Big Idea Saturdays: Design is a tool for social change.
While it is not some new concept to consider design and the design process as a force for good, allow me to throw my hat into the ring. Design, by nature, is not a political ideology or set of values, it is merely a process. Before we go further, let’s try to define what this Read More
Wedge is a Verb
You may have not heard from us in a bit, but rest assured, Wedge is moving. Like most fledgeling organizations, we’re going through a lot of self-investigations and growth spurts. Here are a few recent highlights: (Photo Credit Curbed Detroit) Detroit Creative Corridor Center This January, Wedge joined the DC3’s Creative Venture program as their Read More