Designing Innovation: Stakeholder Interviews & Summaries

“Design is a conversation with materials.” I love that quote by Donald Schön, highlighted in our book, About Face. I’ve done interviews in the past and I’ll be the first to admit that I get nervous every time. Not the kind of nervous I get when I’m speaking to a large audience or even the […]

Designing Innovation: Interviews at Legion Park

Interviews at Legion Park Farmer’s market Today our team took a short road trip to Legion Park to meet Art Friedrich and Jeannie Necessary with Urban Oasis Project and with Roger Horne of Urban Greenworks. I felt it was a great success. We first interviewed Art and Jeannie chimed in once so, I made a […]

Designing Innovation: Stakeholder Mapping, Interviews & Project Planning

Identify Stakeholders Our team started to map out our initial list stakeholders and came up with an initial brainstorm or “map” of people we believe would have a vested interest in any solution that addressing food security. Since that meeting, we met via Google Hangouts to identify more people to interview and determine what questions […]

Designing Innovation: Affinity Clustering and Teams

Identify and focus on a problem This week, we spent some time in class mapping the multitude of problems and pain points within healthcare and the health and wellness of people/communities. This process is known as affinity clustering; a way of sorting items based on similarity. It minimizes the overwhelm of big ideas, problems or […]

Designing Innovation: Designing the Anti “Social” Network”

Today was my first class in the IMFA (Interactive Master of Fine Arts) program. Designing Innovation is being taught by Professor Lien Tran and we were presented with a design brief titled, Designing the Anti “Social” Network. This will be our first project. Project Objective We currently live in an era in which we spend […]