In recent years, we have seen a significant shift in the field of design, from design as an artifact to design as a process.
Like many cities that struggle with under-developed, neglected neighborhoods, Memphis has experienced an influx of artistic interventions focused on community renewal in many different forms and applications.
Over the last year, I have embarked on a new research endeavor initiated by my interest in research collaborations with design colleagues at other institutions and driven by the technological tools that make said work possible. As a researcher, writer, and maker, initial investigations of types of design collaborations and technological communication and editing tools resulted…… Continue reading New Research in Development: Remote Drawing Robot
Schneekloth and Shibley, authors of Placemaking: The Art and Practice of Building Communities (1995), discuss a transformation in the field of placemaking in the late 20th century that shifts from isolated community development methods to community-inclusive design methods that incorporate the roles of citizens with the professional placemakers–architect, designers, urban planners–in the creative process. This type…… Continue reading What exactly is Creative Placemaking?
Clothing Food Shelter is a collaborative design research project between departments at the New York City College of Technology of The City University of New York in Brooklyn and the Memphis College of Art in Memphis, Tennessee conducted in the spring semester of 2015. Eight students, four from each institution, acted as research assistants for…… Continue reading Clothing, Food, Shelter: An exploration of identity, place, and change
Increased demands on socially conscious design and community engagement have shifted traditional outcomes for graphic design to include social responsibility as a design deliverable.
An excerpt from Rethinking the Interior Design User Journey: How Instagram is Changing User Perceptions of Interior Environments
Stations that are augmented with technological elements that enhance experiences for its agents in continuity with the physical elements of a station can be successful.
The conference will be held at the MLGW Joyce M. Blackmon Training and Development Center located at 4949 Raleigh-LaGrange at Covington Pike on August 1, 2014.
This project explores the phenomenon of placemaking and how a design systems approach can enable community members to participate in this process.
About the Show Maps are representations of a place in time. They are often subjective of the cartographer. In many ways, mapping is a format for discovery and documentation. My work attempts to explore the relationships between the map, the process of mapping, and the cartographer. This show maps points of intersections of the small…… Continue reading Mapping Moments with Design Inquiry: An exhibition of experimental mapping opens January 10
I wonder, if technology is a bridge between people, places, and information, than how might it possibly discourage collaboration?