Articles by: Kevin Close

 

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 »


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 »

Mangosteens and mandarin oranges at the market

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 »


Uncle Sam Army Poster

Do advertisers design behavior? READ MORE »

“Make it Simple But Significant”: How Advertisers Design Behavior

Do advertisers design behavior? READ MORE »


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

Human race logo

Design + Racism in 10 Objects

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


People walking on street calendar

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 »


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 »


Shift Happens Flyer

Once a month we hold a design salon to discuss design-related topics that pique our interest. This month, we changed our topic to discuss how the current pandemic has been shifting our education system. The conversation raised a series of important tho … READ MORE »

Excerpts from Design Salon I: Shift Happens

Once a month we hold a design salon to discuss design-related topics that pique our interest. This month, we changed our topic to discuss how the current pandemic has been shifting our education system. The conversation raised a series of important tho … READ MORE »


Why has such a simple (and scientifically incorrect) graph become a symbol of the fight against the COVID-19? It’s about design. READ MORE »

Animated Comic-Version of the Curve

Viral Design: How “Flatten the Curve” May Curb the Pandemic

Why has such a simple (and scientifically incorrect) graph become a symbol of the fight against the COVID-19? It’s about design. READ MORE »


men standing in line

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

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 »


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

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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