Sparky
What insights into emergent behavior are offered by emerging technologies? Designed to illustrate principals of emergent behavior, Sparky performs as just...
ViewFinder as FeelingFinder
What are the aesthetic and functional characteristics of a viewfinder that reveals emotions, rather than scenes? ViewFinder as FeelingFinder takes...
Desk Vacation
How might a designer address the tension between workplaces fervently promoting work/life balance, and the 429 million vacation days that went unused in...
1,238 miles of track (Roseville, CA to San Diego, CA)
What does a map of a complex system look like that is drawn according to a set of rules? 1. From a bird's eye view, trace all freight train yards located in...
Foreigner
How do you create an object that uses movement to embody confusion? After recently landing on earth, Foreigner sits idly, fixating on human-made...
The Nuance-izer
How might you blur the line between an author's text and your commentary using the affordances and limitations of the spreadsheet? The Nuance-izer is a...
Printed tweet
What is a way of re-contextualizing an inherently digital text to offer new meaning? "Speed" and "Readability" mean two different things in digital and...
The Sanctuary for Outmoded Labor
Is there anything humans are left yearning for once all forms of work become automated? The Sanctuary for Outmoded Labor exists in a near future in which...
Everyone I Know
How can I more easily understand the social networks I am part of? This infographic maps the names of everyone I know according to how I know them, and when...
Hunteradar
How can business owners in East Harlem overcome locals’ tendencies to shop in other neighborhoods? Hunteradar is a bi-monthly flyer targeted at the 1,500...
Turners Falls Encoded
How can experimental, ethnographic, and experiential design address a community problem? At the core of this project lie issues of how people experience...
Las Habanas
How can graphic design make ethnographic research more accessible and valuable? Las Habanas is driven by a desire to find out how the distinct Havanas of...
Cooperative Egg
How would an apparatus that embodies “cooperation” function? Cooperative Egg is used by one person or by many people positioning themselves around the...
Grand Performances
How do you communicate a multicultural performing arts experience in print? Selection of print collateral for Grand Performances, a non-profit presenting...