Bing Crosby, Design, and Meaning Making

Melissa offers her own mix of mixtapes, Bing Crosby, kindergarteners, seatbelts, learning and, of course, design.  READ MORE »

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Bing Crosby, Design, and Meaning Making

Melissa offers her own mix of mixtapes, Bing Crosby, kindergarteners, seatbelts, learning and, of course, design.

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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 »


Join us Friday, 5/15, 1 PM MST at bit.ly/TADLiveStream to chat about how Sun Devil Learning Lab redesigned teacher training during the COVID19 Pandemic. READ MORE »

Redesigning teacher education on the fly: The case of sun devil learning lab. May 15, 1 PM MST, bit.ly/TADLiveStream

Redesigning Teacher Training on the Fly: The Case of Sun Devil Learning Lab

Join us Friday, 5/15, 1 PM MST at bit.ly/TADLiveStream to chat about how Sun Devil Learning Lab redesigned teacher training during the COVID19 Pandemic. READ MORE »


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Our whole world is designed. But so many of the designs are invisible. Many of us are discovering this as we start to settle into new work-from-home habits. We are learning that most of our daily habits, the procedures which we use to be more productiv … READ MORE »

Designing a Day: Design + Work-from-Home

Our whole world is designed. But so many of the designs are invisible. Many of us are discovering this as we start to settle into new work-from-home habits. We are learning that most of our daily habits, the procedures which we use to be more productiv … READ MORE »


Join us 3/24 at 6 PM MST/9 PM EDT at bit.ly/TADLiveStream to learn about our panelist for the discussion about school redesign during a pandemic. We will hear from three educators in Asia. READ MORE »

How are teachers handling massive school closures?: A teaser for this Friday’s panel 

Join us 3/24 at 6 PM MST/9 PM EDT at bit.ly/TADLiveStream to learn about our panelist for the discussion about school redesign during a pandemic. We will hear from three educators in Asia. READ MORE »


The COVID-19 pandemic has forced educators to rapidly shift classes and coursework into online formats…but what about the other aspects of school? How do counselors, performing arts directors, and librarians support a school community that has sudden … READ MORE »

Redesigning a school (during a Pandemic): Lessons from Asia

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced educators to rapidly shift classes and coursework into online formats…but what about the other aspects of school? How do counselors, performing arts directors, and librarians support a school community that has sudden … READ MORE »


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