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Designing experience: A Case Study of Disneyland’s Lines

Some things we design are intangible. Disney’s Imagineers took a universal experience–standing in line–and re-mixed it to fit in the happiest (?) place on Earth. READ MORE »

Designing experience: A Case Study of Disneyland’s Lines

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Some things we design are intangible. Disney’s Imagineers took a universal experience–standing in line–and re-mixed it to fit in the happiest (?) place on Earth. READ MORE »

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Why Is It So Hard To Define Design? Holiday Edition

It’s the holiday season, so get ready to justify your interest in ‘design’ to grandma. “Listen, grandma, design is hard to define…” READ MORE »

Why Is It So Hard To Define Design? Holiday Edition

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It’s the holiday season, so get ready to justify your interest in ‘design’ to grandma. “Listen, grandma, design is hard to define…” READ MORE »

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Escaping Design Stereotypes: An Interview with Escape Room Designer Andy Parr

Once in a while, our team of writers step back from our conceptual musings to get into what design looks like on the ground. As part of this move, we will be presenting a series of interviews with real designers from many walks of life. First up, Andrew Parr, an Escape Room Designer. READ MORE »

Escaping Design Stereotypes: An Interview with Escape Room Designer Andy Parr

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Once in a while, our team of writers step back from our conceptual musings to get into what design looks like on the ground. As part of this move, we will be presenting a series of interviews with real designers from many walks of life. First up, Andrew Parr, an Escape Room Designer. READ MORE »

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Who is Talking About Design?

Design is having a moment buoyed by the emergence of design thinking. What started as a science, literally “design science,” is now a buzzword in the business world and beyond. I argue that everyone is talking about design and I’ll prove it, with some … READ MORE »

Who is Talking About Design?

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Design is having a moment buoyed by the emergence of design thinking. What started as a science, literally “design science,” is now a buzzword in the business world and beyond. I argue that everyone is talking about design and I’ll prove it, with some … READ MORE »

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Representing the Five Discourses: The Juggler

Processes and systems keep artifacts, experience, and culture afloat. Just like a five discourse juggler.  READ MORE »

Representing the Five Discourses: The Juggler

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Processes and systems keep artifacts, experience, and culture afloat. Just like a five discourse juggler.  READ MORE »

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What is (and is Not) Design?

Design, at its core is about intention. Design is an intentional move toward a more preferable solution, regardless of the concreteness of the final product. READ MORE »

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What is (and is Not) Design?

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Design, at its core is about intention. Design is an intentional move toward a more preferable solution, regardless of the concreteness of the final product. READ MORE »

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