Transdisciplinary Design


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Knight Foundation supports first Urban Prototyping Lab

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Can design be a catalyst for community-driven change in cities? We think it can, and with the support of a Knight Foundation grant, 8 of…

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TransD Alum Francis Carter (’12) wins Sylvia Harris Citizen Design Award

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We are very proud to announce that Design Ignites Change and AIGA have awarded The Sylvia Harris Citizen Design Award, to Francis Carter and his…


Making work fashionable: a story of design social intervention in Argentina

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Martín Churba, an Argentine couture designer that has been called “fashion’s spoiled child” for his creative and innovative designs, was acclaimed once again in Buenos…


A cup of chai’s meaning: from Mumbai to New York

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By Ricardo Dutra Goncalves Once I had a great friend and personal mentor coming over for breakfast, when we were also supposed to discuss about…


Systemic change through ritual

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by Alix Gerber A friend and I have been having this debate for at least a year: he argues that some people are inherently “bad”, committing acts that…


Mars One Project

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Mars One Project Rendering *Read: Home Sweet Home* The Mars One Project is a privately funded mission to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars….


All Design is Education of a Sort

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“All men are designers. All that we do, almost all the time, is design, for design is basic to all human activity.” Victor Papanek argued….


Sex, Apps, and Gamification

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As a gay man living in New York City, I’ve struggled with online dating, especially hook-up apps and websites. I’m not alone in this. I’ve…


It’s Not Easy Buying Green

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  Exactly one year ago (no kidding, to this exact day), I backed a Kickstarter campaign. It was my first time participating in a crowdfunding…

Let’s Get Reflective

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Some people like talking, some like coding. Me? I like thinking about the way people think. I am an observer, a perceiver, a reader of…