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We Design: People. Practice. Progress.

We Design: People. Practice. Progress. brings together creatives from different backgrounds to examine and celebrate the range of career paths, applications, and impact in design. Spanning generations, geographies, and practices, We Design features...

The Cottonwood School: Place Based Education

By Sarah Anderson, Education Coordinator at the Cottonwood School of Civics and Science in Portland, OR, and Author of Bringing School to Life: Place-Based Education Across the Curriculum Many people would ...

Designing in Blue

How IBM Adopted Design at Scale By Charlie Hill, IBM Fellow; Photos and renderings courtesy of IBM I’m sitting in a conference room in IBM’s office in Cambridge, MA, on a video ...

Designing Greentown Labs

Greentown Labs Global Center for Cleantech Innovation is the largest cleantech incubator in the United States. Their mission: enable a vibrant community of startups to realize their visions by providing access to the resources, labs, and funding they need to thrive.

Through the Eyes of an Architect

An Interview with Phil Freelon Interviewed by Amanda Hawkins, Edited by Eva Hill and Susan Janowsky Three years after opening, tickets to the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of African American History and Culture ...

Lifelong Learner and Teacher

Josh Owen discusses childhood inspiration, balance, and what it means to be a designer. Interviewed by Kristin Grant; Photos Courtesy of Josh Owen When I first met designer and educator Josh Owen, ...

Turning the Inside Out

The Workplace Meets Mother Nature By Leigh Stringer, Workplace Research & Strategy, EYP; Photos by Whitney J. Fox for Jack Morton Worldwide and L.L.Bean Remember back in college when you begged your ...

Connecting a Vertical Campus

Designing the Workplace of the Future with Adobe By Natalie Engels, Design Director & Principal, Gensler, images courtesy of Gensler and Adobe Three years ago, the employee journey at Adobe’s downtown San ...

Inclusion Applied Creatively: Kat Holmes

Interviewed by Mary Lewey, Kat Holmes is the author of “Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design” and Director of User Experience at Google. Kat Holmes began her career in mechanical engineering, but found ...

From Forest to Oasis: Innovating on the Concept of Workspace

By Dave Madson, LEED AP, Director of Workplace at CBT; Photos courtesy of Robert Benson and CBT To encourage success, workplaces should be environments that foster wellness by reducing stress, providing flexibility, ...