Design Museum Magazine

Design Museum Magazine

A new source for design impact.

Introducing Design Museum Magazine! It’s our quarterly print publication about design impact. Each issue contains stories from creative thought leaders on how they’re using design to change the world. You’ll read stories from all 12 of our Design Impact Areas: Vibrant Cities, Workplace Innovation, Education, Play, Data Visualization, Business, Social Impact, Sustainability, Healthcare, Entrepreneurship, Social Equity, and Civic Innovation. Plus you’ll get the latest information on upcoming exhibition and events at the Design Museum.



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Past Issues

Design Museum Magazine Issue 08

Issue 8 • Summer 2018

Executive Director Letter: Creative Placemaking | Sam Aquillano

Street Seats: Urban Placemaking in Portland | Erica rife & Monica Andrews, Design Museum Foundation

Awakening Cities: Transforming the Built Environment with Sound & Light | Anastasya Partan

Experimenting with Education: Cambridge Public Schools’ Design Journey | Angie UyHam, Cambridge Public Schools

Design Museum Magazine Issue 7

Issue 7 • Spring 2018

Executive Director Letter: Workplace Innovation Insights | Sam Aquillano

Connecting a Vertical Campus: Designing the Workplace of the Future with Adobe | Natalie Engels, Gensler

Science on Display: A New R&D Center for Takeda Pharmaceuticals | William Harris & Jeremy Dearborn, Perkins + Will

Kronites Unite!: Relocating and Consolidating into Kronos’ New HQ | Amy Lalezari, Environments at Work


Issue 6 • Winter 2018

Executive Director Letter: The Year of Portland | Sam Aquillano

Moving Faster: Applying Modern Design to Prosthetics | Pauk Sohi, Autodesk

Compact Urban Living: The Search for New Affordable Housing Typologies | Adam Gonzalez, Stantec

Open Schools: New Design Directions in Learning Environments | Michael B. Horn

Issue 5 • Fall 2017

Executive Director Letter: Year in Review | Sam Aquillano

From Pod to Place: Village-Making Through Participatory Design | Todd Ferry, Portland State University

Making Space for Makers: A New Concept for Makerspace at Tufts University | Toni Loiacano & Valerie Towe-Farnsworth, EYP

Human Operating System: Design Thinking for Sustainable Healthcare | Bill Hartman, Essential

Design Museum Magazine Issue 4

Issue 4 • Summer 2017

Executive Director Letter: Engage! | Sam Aquillano

Building Strong Connections: A New Context and Headquarters for WS Development | Elkus Manfredi Architects

Brand is the New Black: Designing Workplaces with Identity | Meredith McCarthy, Sasaki

Architecture in Revolution: A Designer’s Journey Across Cuba | Abby Gordon

Issue 3 • Spring 2017

Executive Director Letter: Designing in Public | Sam Aquillano

Rethinking Boston’s Storied Planning Agency: Human-Centered Design in City Hall | Jon Campbell & Ken Gordon, Continuum
A New Life for Impact: One Designer’s Journey from Tragedy to Catalyzing Change | Suzanne McKenzie, Able Made

Urban Office: Research at the Intersection of Workplace and Public Life | Kristian Kloeckl, Northeastern University

Issue 2 • Winter 2017

Executive Director Letter: Make Change, Citizen Designers | Sam Aquillano

The Office Renaissance: A Rebirth. And Why It Matters. | Christine Congdon, Steelcase

Learning While Doing at Acera: A Small, Startup School as a Microcosm of what’s Possible | Stefanie Friedhoff, The Acera School
Design Museum Magazine Issue 1

Issue 1 • Fall 2016

Executive Director Letter: Introducing our 12 Design Impact Areas | Sam Aquillano

Commentary: Some barbarian or another is always at the gate | F. Philip Barash

Where Design Meets Play: A Research-based Approach at Smale Riverfront Park | Kate Tooke, Sasaki

Prototyping Safer Streets: Demonstration in Burlington, VT | Julie Flynn & Mike Lydon, Street Plans Collaborative


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