Making sense of complexity is sometimes a bit like making a collage. I’ve been recently thinking about this a I concluded a small project that had me working with the group TINCAN on a new API Read more
Posts from the ‘Information Graphics’ Category
A few weekends ago I attended the UP TO ALL OF US un-conference in Sedona, Arizona with 50 other folks who are enthusiasts, professionals, admirers of learning and technology. Read more
I was recently asked to give some advice on how to go about teaching a Visual Thinking and Storytelling course and realized I had a lot to offer, but had never condensed it into a synopsis/example listing. So here is version 1.0 of my recommendations (version 2.0 will be coming soon)
helloLAB NY, NY
Creative direction for design strategy of pediatric dental ‘in-clinic’ and outreach healthcare programs in NYC, Creative Director, 2011 and on-going. helloLAB.org
Objective: Innovate the existing pediatric healthcare experience using design and design thinking to turn a treatment based culture into a preventive care model. Design space, experiences, products and services that help support healthcare providers and inspire and motivate families and communities to practice healthy habits.
Process: Test and implement fun, innovative, high quality pediatric products and practices using evidence-based design.
Outcome: Ongoing development of services that are accessible and connected to the communities they aim to serve and provide opportunities for personal and professional development and promote over all health.
GROW NYC Design Challenge: A collaboration between Parsons School of Design Strategies, Grow NYC and Jovoto.com, NY, NY
Sophomore Undergraduate Design Studio, Parsons Department of Design & Management, NY, NY. Producer and coordinator of competition concept and execution. Spring 2011.
INSIGHT: Some times to make change happen you need a great idea that is a series of small features. When put together these can create the sweet spot that pushes innovation and change.
In the case of Parsons School of Design in NYC, space and time are often pointed to as the culprit of what holds students back from a better education. But longer classes, more teachers and more space aren’t coming to the campus any time soon. Looking at the problem not thru a space and resource lens but rather as a cultural issue opened up the doors to new possibilities. Designing a solution was not about brick and mortar, but rather about community management that connected technology, learning and conversation inside and out of the classroom.
This design challenge created an information graphic awareness campaign to discourage plastic bag use at the green farmer markets in NYC. Jury and community winners awarded internships and chance to develop campaign idea for implementation in the green markets in summer 2012.
WHAT WE LEARNED:
INFORMAL LEARNING MAKES BETTER STUDENTS. Create ‘digital hallways’ and a competitive social media experience for disconnected design and business students and make them more connected and more engaged.
BE BETTER WITH GREAT COLLABORATORS. A close collaboration with Jovoto.com (crowd sourcing web platform) and the Parsons design faculty made this project concept and execution successful and fun.
PILOT PROJECTS ILLUMINATE LATENT NEEDS. Change does not often happen without sticking your neck out. This pilot project brought attention to the admin the academic cultural needs of students and faculty in a constructive way.