Big thanks to Morgan O’Hara and Halley Roberts for coming into class last week! They gave a talk about their experience and projects in the PNCA MFA in Collaborative Design program, and then stuck around to give feedback to groups on their projects.
Check out the Collaborations blog, which highlights past and current projects of the MFA program as it navigates its first year.
Check out this article about the GOOD Ideas for Cities forum held in Portland on Thursday. ADX approached PNCA Collaborative Design to collaborate on our Marshall High School plan. It turned out pretty awesome. So then we helped present! Looking forward to see what comes of this.
Korean artist Jihyun Ryou, a graduate of the Dutch Design Academy Eindhoven, translates traditional knowledge on food storage into contemporary design. She found the inspiration for her wall-mounted storage units while listening to the advice of her grandmother, a former apple grower, and other elderly. Her mission: storing food outside the refrigerator.
Brought to my attention by Danielle Olson (PNCA Collaborative Design student)
… if you want to start your own service, you should develop it with the future participants and root it in the local context…
Design thinking, user-centered design, service design, transformation design. These practices are not identical but their origin is similar: a definition of design that extends the profession beyond products. The rise of service economies in the developed world contributed to this movement toward design experiences, services and interactions between users and products. The literature about design thinking and contemporary ideas reveals common elements and themes, many of which are borrowed from product design processes. They include abduction, empathy, interdisciplinary teams, co-creation, iteration through prototyping, preservation of complexity and an evolving brief.
Making social innovation pop. Yoxi
Innovation Rockstars: creating Authenticity via Shared Value.
Shared Value is not social responsibility, philanthropy, or even sustainability, but a new way to achieve economic success. It is not on the margin of what companies do but at the center.” - Michael Porter, Harvard Business Review
Ice Cube talks about L.A., the Eames, and architecture
Ice Cube drives Inglewood blvd. describing the Los Angeles that he knows. He talks of landmarks like The Forum, Five Torches, Cockatoo Inn, Brolly Hut, and Watts Towers. He refers to the 110 as “Gangsta Highway”. Cube says coming from South Central LA teaches you how to be resourceful.