Transdisciplinary Design


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

| Parsons

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

| Parsons

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…

All Design is Education of a Sort

| Student News

“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

| Student News

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

| Featured

  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

| Student News

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…

Playing the Part of Expert and Ignoramus

| Student News

Globalization has designers consistently finding themselves participating within paradigms that they are not accustomed to. Globalization strengthens and extends relationships, both professionally and personally, across…

Expensive Mistakes

| Student News

Some corporations are ignorant. In Natural Capitalism, Paul Hawkin discusses how the winnings and failings of a corporation depend on its ability to function as…


| Parsons

  As soon as I started this semester, I was introduced a new English word that I have never heard before: Gentrification. I guess I…

Where does Culture Go in Globalization?

| Student News

The world is becoming more and more globalized by multinational corporations, high technologies, credit cards, tourism, fast food and so on. For example, McDonalds is…