A New Writing Process? Exploring the 5 Space with ChatGPT

There is a lot that ChatGPT can do, but can it help scholars theorize? Here is one case study about exploring theory with ChatGPT as a thought partner.  READ MORE »

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A New Writing Process? Exploring the 5 Space with ChatGPT

There is a lot that ChatGPT can do, but can it help scholars theorize? Here is one case study about exploring theory with ChatGPT as a thought partner.

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Sarah Fine, October 20 1 PM AZ Time

Join us on Friday, October 30th for our next Design Salon with special guest Sarah Fine. Sarah is the Director of the Teacher Apprenticeship Program at the High Tech Graduate School of Education, an educational researcher, and co-author of In Search of … READ MORE »

The Challenge of Unlearning School: Reflections on “In Search of Deeper Learning”

Join us on Friday, October 30th for our next Design Salon with special guest Sarah Fine. Sarah is the Director of the Teacher Apprenticeship Program at the High Tech Graduate School of Education, an educational researcher, and co-author of In Search of … READ MORE »


Birthday Party Games

What’s a party without games? Join the TAD Birthday Party games here READ MORE »

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Birthday Party Games

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We needed a Talking About Design (TAD) mascot! Meet Arti, The Artichoke Dog. READ MORE »

Welcome the TAD Mascot!

We needed a Talking About Design (TAD) mascot! Meet Arti, The Artichoke Dog. READ MORE »


Are any designs truly original? We examine Fat Bear Week to explore the question. READ MORE »

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Fat Bear Week and “The Redesign”

Are any designs truly original? We examine Fat Bear Week to explore the question. READ MORE »


On September 18, Tim Wright of Attucks Adams led a mini walking tour of Washington D. C. and discussed how he redesigned his tours during COVID-19. Watch the recording here. READ MORE »

Design Salon Recap: Tim Wright of Attucks Adams

On September 18, Tim Wright of Attucks Adams led a mini walking tour of Washington D. C. and discussed how he redesigned his tours during COVID-19. Watch the recording here. READ MORE »


Emergent design is about shaping the future through rapidly changing contexts, like when COVID-19 interrupts your dissertation research on teacher identity and design. READ MORE »

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Harnessing the Rapids: Teacher Identity, Design, and COVID-19

Emergent design is about shaping the future through rapidly changing contexts, like when COVID-19 interrupts your dissertation research on teacher identity and design. READ MORE »


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Join us on September 18th for a Design Salon with Tim Wright. Tim Wright is the founder of Attucks Adams, a Washington, DC based walking tour company. Here’s a preview! READ MORE »

“Taking Cues from the Structure, its Design, and its Materials”: Designing Educational Tours with Tim Wright of Attucks Adams

Join us on September 18th for a Design Salon with Tim Wright. Tim Wright is the founder of Attucks Adams, a Washington, DC based walking tour company. Here’s a preview! READ MORE »


Can designing systems be done piece-by-piece, or does it require revolutionary design? READ MORE »

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Designing for Systemic Change: Self-Driving Cars?

Can designing systems be done piece-by-piece, or does it require revolutionary design? READ MORE »


Fostering system-level perspective taking when designing for change in educational systems

Implementing large-scale changes within educational systems can be a challenging task. A new article by Steven, Melissa, and Punya suggests a way forward. READ MORE »

Systems level change in education: New article

Implementing large-scale changes within educational systems can be a challenging task. A new article by Steven, Melissa, and Punya suggests a way forward. READ MORE »


Kevin explains how Sigmund Freud’s nephew invented propaganda, why Dole Food Company taught Americans how to cook, that Wuhan may have the best breakfast in the world, and, most importantly, what we can learn from all of this. READ MORE »

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Freud’s Nephew, Dole Pineapple, and Lessons from Wuhan Cuisine: A Twisting and Turning Article About Design and the Mind

Kevin explains how Sigmund Freud’s nephew invented propaganda, why Dole Food Company taught Americans how to cook, that Wuhan may have the best breakfast in the world, and, most importantly, what we can learn from all of this. READ MORE »


Drawing in the dark with light

Reflections on how to co-design WITH, not FOR local communities. READ MORE »

De-centering the Researcher: Ten Reflections on Co-Designing with Local Communities

Reflections on how to co-design WITH, not FOR local communities. READ MORE »


Do advertisers design behavior? READ MORE »

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The words Human Race making up the word HUMAN

“Design+Racism in 10 objects. What’s your pick?” READ MORE »

Design + Racism in 10 Objects

“Design+Racism in 10 objects. What’s your pick?” READ MORE »


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