Articles by: Kevin Close

 

On February 12, Jen Buchanan, a convener of the Future Schools Alliance, and Brittany Hinyard, a middle school science teacher and a doctoral student at Southern University – Baton Rouge, joined us to talk about collaboration, innovation, and leveraging current systems to work toward a better future. Watch the recording here. READ MORE »

Design Salon Recap: Jen Buchanan and Brittany Hinyard

On February 12, Jen Buchanan, a convener of the Future Schools Alliance, and Brittany Hinyard, a middle school science teacher and a doctoral student at Southern University – Baton Rouge, joined us to talk about collaboration, innovation, and leveraging current systems to work toward a better future. Watch the recording here. READ MORE »


On October 30, author and teaching apprentice program director Dr. Sarah Fine joined us to talk about redesigning school culture. Watch the recording here. READ MORE »

Design Salon Recap: Dr. Sarah Fine of High Tech High

On October 30, author and teaching apprentice program director Dr. Sarah Fine joined us to talk about redesigning school culture. Watch the recording here. READ MORE »


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Welcome SITE Interactive conference-goers and other readers! On this webpage, you can follow a walkthrough of our presentation. READ MORE »

SITE Interactive: Developing Theory and Mobilizing Knowledge

Welcome SITE Interactive conference-goers and other readers! On this webpage, you can follow a walkthrough of our presentation. 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 »


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 »


Uncle Sam Army Poster

Do advertisers design behavior? READ MORE »


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

The words Human Race making up the word HUMAN

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 »


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