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Design Studios: the Good, the Bad, and the Science

Much has been written about the design studio methodology within the design community. In order to really understand how and why design studios work, though, designers must look beyond design—in particular, to social psychology and behavioral economics. Too often, design … Continue reading

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The design studio approach

The bespoke design process consists of nine distinct but related steps. Participants typically address these steps in sequence. However, there is often an iterative “back and forth” refinement between the steps. These phases produce an understanding of the current system … Continue reading

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