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Want to engage high school students? Let them design their own classrooms method

Apr. 6, 2016 2:13 pm

Want to engage high school students? Let them design their own classrooms

Supported by a $20,000 grant from the William Penn Foundation, Classroom NEXT at the Academies of Roxborough High School makes classroom design malleable and collaborative.
PhilaU’s Strategic Design MBA program offers design consulting to local orgs method

Mar. 23, 2016 9:33 am

PhilaU’s Strategic Design MBA program offers design consulting to local orgs

Enrollment is now open. Seven organizations in the nonprofit and public sectors have benefitted so far.
How anchor institutions helped sprout a ‘second city’ in the sky method

Mar. 7, 2016 10:38 am

How anchor institutions helped sprout a ‘second city’ in the sky

Brandywine Realty Trust and Roofmeadow are building sustainable green spaces atop the city.
These 3 public spaces are getting makeovers from international design teams purpose

Feb. 26, 2016 9:40 am

These 3 public spaces are getting makeovers from international design teams

The Play Design Competition prompts interdisciplinary teams to reimagine three public spaces in Philly. Finalists hail from China, Canada and the U.S.
Here’s what the Community Design Collaborative has learned through 25 years of service results

Feb. 8, 2016 11:52 am

Here’s what the Community Design Collaborative has learned through 25 years of service

The public interest design organization celebrates its 25th anniversary and reflects on how its volunteers and objectives have evolved over time.
The city needs your help designing its new website purpose

Feb. 8, 2016 10:06 am

The city needs your help designing its new website

Office of Innovation and Technology's UX strategist Liana Dragoman gave us the lowdown at this month's OpenAccessPHL meetup.
These guys donate one website per month to nonprofits people

Dec. 9, 2015 1:39 pm

These guys donate one website per month to nonprofits

The 215 Guys, based out of Center City, started building websites pro bono for local organizations this past summer.
Here are three Bruce Mau design principles for better impact method

Dec. 1, 2015 1:19 pm

Here are three Bruce Mau design principles for better impact

The renowned designer shared part of his 28-principle method, reflected on the nature of a designed world and how we can utilize what we know to design for greater impact.
Check it out: Generocity’s new logo and how we got there method

Nov. 6, 2015 12:30 pm

Check it out: Generocity’s new logo and how we got there

For the last five years, you’ve become accustomed to this logo: But as Generocity enters a new era, it’s time for a fresh look. Presenting: As Philadelphia has grown, we’ve grown right along with it. Our coverage has evolved beyond the nonprofit world into social entrepreneurship, impact investment and government. Now that we are a […]
EVENT: What’s next for design in Philly? method

Aug. 20, 2015 3:13 pm

EVENT: What’s next for design in Philly?

 “We’ve heard some big ideas about Philly hosting the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, redesigning our schools, Silicon Philly, the makerspace revolution, even a new Philly flag…What else awaits our great city?” Fast Forward (not to be confused with the accelerator FastFWD) is an annual event of the DesignPhiladelphia festival. Presenters from various creative backgrounds will […]