WHY SPACE MATTERS: A Workshop at the 2014 Service Experience Conference

You can design a great service, but if your service is tied to a physical place, and the design of that space hasn’t figured into your blueprint, the whole thing can fall apart. Space and your physical environment can sometimes be taken for granted. Through the eyes of an architect’s mindset, I have developed a…

“NECK-DOWN” DESIGNING

In October of 2013 I lead a workshop for the Columbia University Chapter of Design For America and introduced students to design research methods aimed to unearth more rigorous discovery within their own research projects. For these students, it was important to get ‘out of their head’ and ‘into their body’. The methods I introduced…

DRAWING FOR THINKERS: Sketching skills for the non-believer

I have developed DRAWING FOR THINKERS, a 2-hour workshop teaching drawing skills as a way to diagram and think through tough problems.   The target audience for this workshop is the ‘I Can’t Draw’ crowd and those who want to improve on their ability to sketch as a tool for design thinking and representation. Participant Learning Objectives…

SPACE FOR SERVICES- WORKSHOP FOR ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS

More and more, space can be considered a platform for dynamic experiences, not a just a static container. So, how can designers prepare to design spaces that empower a more mobile, personal and participatory experience?[1] This was the question I posed to the students at the beginning of our half-day workshop at the gradate school…