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    Design Museum LIVE: The 5 Growing Pains of Global Innovation Recap

    In June, our Design Museum LIVE event focused on the collaborative challenges that companies can face as they grow and change over time, and some tactics that businesses can employ to ease these “growing pains of global innovation.”

  • BlogDiversity

    Pride & Design: Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Designers

    June is Pride Month, a time when the LGBTQIA+ community comes together (whether it’s virtually or in person) to celebrate identity and community.

    “Progress” Pride Flag by Daniel Quasar
  • Podcast

    Infusing Equity in K-12 Curriculum Design, In the Classroom & at Home

    Every teacher is a curriculum designer, creating experiences for people to understand and learn. In this episode, we explore curriculum design with an important lens: equity.

  • News

    Juneteenth is Now a Holiday at the Design Museum

    June 19 commemorates the ending of slavery in the U.S.

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    Never Standing Still (Preview)

    Whether Adèle Santos is transforming the MIT School of Architecture and Planning into a world-renowned institution, designing clothes and coats, creating public housing, re-building cities that have fallen victim to natural disasters, gutting and re-imaging her warehouse home that was once the site of a children’s circus, starting an architecture school, or merely being the wonderfully stylish and magnanimous force of energy that she exudes, she is never standing still.

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    Our Future World (Preview)

    At Arup, I work as a foresight practitioner, where my job is to consider the future of the built environment and how today’s designs can make an impact; as well as thinking about the future impact we want to make to consider how we can design things today to achieve a future that is fit for us all.

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    Design Thinking for Rocket Scientists (Preview)

    In the 1960s, the average age of a NASA employee was 27. As a brand new agency with a once-in-history mission to put a human on the moon and bring them back to Earth safely, the National Aeronautical and Space Administration was moving fast and loaded with young talent. This is where we get the term moon shot, meaning a plan to innovate quickly and achieve something big that was previously thought impossible.

  • Civic InnovationIssue 015

    Gliding to Success (Preview)

    The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), known locally as simply "the T," is the leading public transportation provider in the metro- Boston area. Before the majority of the city was restricted to the walkable radius around their homes, the MBTA and thoughtbot partnered for a digital communications project on the T's most complex line, the Green Line. The Green Line is a light rail system, with multiple branches and a two branch extension currently underway.

  • BusinessIssue 015

    Legendary Streetwear (Preview)

    In February of 2005, the shoe that catapulted sneaker culture to the masses was finally released. While not designed to be a hyped icon, this new shoe, named the Pigeon Dunk, was one of the most sought after silhouettes, and the limited number of pairs available caused chaotic scenes to develop in New York’s Lower East Side.