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The Importance of Social Factors in Design Research

PRESENTED ON MAY 22, 2015
IN MANILA @ VOL 5

Birdie Salva shares how social changes should inform product and service design.

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Transcendental Meditation Research and its Applications in Social Welfare Programs

BY SCOTT LARY
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 25, 2013

Scott Lary talks about the benefits of transcendental meditation. From prison inmates to the health of care givers, the positive effects are astounding.

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mMAS Design & Research

BY JESSICA GARCIA FRITZ
IN SIOUX FALLS

Jessica Garcia Fritz, co-founder and partner at mMAS Design + Research, has worked and studied in different locations in the United States and Europe. Jessica presents how mMAS utilizes Facebook, Google+ and Drop Box to collaborate with other groups that would not typically work together due to geographical constraints.

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2015 A Research Perspective

BY GAVIN B SULLIVAN
@ VOL 23 ON DEC 01, 2015

Gavin B Sullivan looks back at 2015 and his research perspective on the year!

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Growing Tasty Futures

BY SANTINI BASRA
@ VOL 28 ON JUL 06, 2016

Andthen is a design led futures research studio, interested in how changing values, and social shifts will influence the immaterial and material designed environment. Growing Tasty Futures is an ongoing series of workshops produced in collaboration with Odd Studio and The University of Glasgow. Running the workshops with urban growers, academics and policy makers, they aim to engender a discussion around the role of Urban Growing in future local food networks, help participants visualise future scenarios and help define strategies for realising the created futures.

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Maps as a Tool for Perception

BY GABRIEL GIANORDOLI
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Gabriel Gianordoli discusses humanizing data through mapping - and how maps can be used as a tool to reflect data in different perspectives in this PechaKucha presentation for NYCxDesign.

Gabriel is a designer and developer from Brazil, currently based in Brooklyn, NY. He has worked with both print and digital media, with experiences ranging from editorial to UX design. His work is focused on information design and interaction. He is currently a Creative Researcher at The Office for Creative Research, a hybrid research group working at the intersection of technology, culture, and education.

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Costumes From Fit to Stage

BY SARAH BELL
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

Research. Discovery. Literature. Creativity. 

These are the factors that drive Sarah Bell, costume designer wth the Whitefish Theatre Company. At times, Sarah's skills need to be as various as her motivations. Costumes define characters. To discover that definition, it takes a talanted person with a creative vision, as well as someone who must often achieve feats of engineering to make that vision come to life, 

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Sine Socialis: A life without social media

BY NINA BYRD
@ VOL 29 ON APR 22, 2019

Is it possible to be social without social media? As a marketer, Nina Byrd explores the impact on self and others without social media. Through a blend of personal narratives and scientific research, she explores the challenges of staying consistently connected yet balanced in a life without social media. 

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Designing Belonging

BY EMMA WHETTINGSTEEL
@ VOL 24 ON MAY 16, 2019

Emma Whettingsteel talks about her PhD research on:

How can interior design increase sense of belonging for aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young women living in Western Australian boarding schools?

(Student at Curtin University)

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BANGKOK BASTARD

BY CHAT CHUENRUDEEMOL
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 23, 2019

Bangkok Bastards describes the research subjects of CHAT architects. From construction worker houses to forgotten shantytowns, from illegal pop-up markets to street vendor carts, from seedy massage parlors to underground sex motels, these vernacular Bastards are hybrids of “questionable” origins, scattered though out the city.