How might we help young men stay out of prison after serving time? During a seven-week research project, we found that a key reason that nearly two-thirds of them reoffend is that they lack key developmental opportunities.
How might a new makerspace at a community college boost students’ confidence in their futures? Through a variety of activities and live prototypes, we learned it needs to help students discover their interests and apply them to their real lives.
It is possible to do insightful, human-centered design research from thousands of miles away. That’s what a teammate and I found when IDEO.org asked us to develop remote research prototypes for the Amplify program.
In 2015, The California Report turned 20 years old, but its audience is nearly twice that age. The staff had a lot of ‘a-ha moments’ about why that might be, when I initiated a human-centered effort to help the show reach younger audiences.
Designing structures on the water affords endless options for inspiration. I couldn’t help but draw on the natural environment when I led the schematic design of Port Orchard’s Intermodal Ferry Terminal for Krei Architecture.