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    Co-designing for development

    Raúl Sánchez (UF English) and I published an essay, “Co-Designing for Development,” in the Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design (ed. Rachel Beth Egenhoefer). Our essay uses my decade-long design research initiative, Design for Development, a collaboration with indigenous entrepreneurs in Mexico, to explore its theoretical, conceptual, and practical contributions to the global conversation on sustainability.

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    Design Incubation Fellowship

      I recently attended the Design Incubation Fellowship in NYC. It was one of the most relevant, informative, and inspiring professional experiences of my life and certainly the best recently. There were…

  • Hach Kaab notebook sketch

    On writing and keeping a notebook

    For some time I have been fascinated with notebooks, in part for how we can document ideas and everyday happenings and make connections. This is an interesting article from Masokumi where the…

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    Innovations in International Development

    On Thursday I made a brief presentation on the work of D4D at the UF Innovations in International Development Symposium. What always impresses me is the range of work being done at UF—well beyond what I see on a daily basis. These are colleagues working all over the world who have amazing contributions to make.

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    Icograda Design Education Manifesto 2011

    My invited essay “Positioning Communication Design” begins on page 116 of the manifesto. “The Design Education Manifesto 2011 is a fruit of a 2-year-long process engaging some of the most prominent design education experts from around the world.”

  • Immigration in Yucatan

    It is estimated that 153,000 yucatecans immigrate. Many to neighboring Quintana Roo to work in tourism and related industries. Most immigrate to the United States from rural towns and to the west…

  • Moringa Powder Labels

    A project we worked on with Impala Development Group in Swaziland to package and sell Moringa powder, which is a highly nutritional, low-cost food supplement. Prepared by the University of Florida Graphic…

  • The Living Principles | Blog | Ak Kuxtal Sian Ka’an: Empowering Artisans for Sustainable Futures in the Maya Riviera

    This article was commissioned by Sali Sasaki for INDIGO and written by Maria Rogal. The Economy: In rural communities near the Maya Riviera—a culturally and environmentally rich area on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast—Maya…

  • university of alabama at birmingham

    On April 6th I will be at UAB to visit the graphic design program — and see the influence of new faculty member Doug Barrett. I’ll be talking about how we can…

  • like the sign

    So here’s my sister, with her new safety vest at DFW. Apparently these are en vogue so they don’t get run over by other airplanes, pecked at by birds, or other flight-delaying…