This is a brief description of this website.

 

I have always appreciated the sentiment that “design is a good idea” (Émigré). Learning how to design is to learn how to think intentionally, empathetically, conceptually, strategically, and more. Therefore my mantra: design better, live better.

latest posts

the MxD – our new MFA, Design & Visual Communications

Our new MFA in Design at the University of Florida is set to launch in fall 2019. Its origins are with the d4d work and expands and creates new models to solve real-world problems facing a wide range of communities in Florida and beyond. The program will reflect and contribute to...
Posted By :
Comment :0
DRS Collage

Transforming Design: Indigeneity and Mestizaje in Latin America

UF Design Professors Gaby Hernández and María Rogal, along with Rául Sánchez of UF’s Department of English, led an international group of designers and design educators in a conversation titled “Transforming Design: Indigeneity and Mestizaje in Latin America.”
Posted By :
Comment :0
photo of chapter spread, co-designing for development

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...
Posted By :
Comment :0
Design Incubation Nametag

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 many things that made this great. Here are a few: As a field, we need...
Posted By :
Comment :0
moringa finalphotofront

Moringa Project for Throwback Thursday

In 2010, students in Technologies and Processes collaborated with NGO Impala Development Services (Swaziland) to create a name, identity, and packaging for Moringa Powder to be sold in Swaziland and South Africa. The moringa tree is fast growing and drought resistant and has the...
Posted By :
Comment :0
Rongfei Geng / IMG_2265

Rongfei Geng Creative Project

I had the pleasure of working with Rongfei Geng while he was an MFA student at the University of Florida. I ran across his creative project work recently—An Ideal University Life—which was an exploration of expectations, hopes, fears, and experiences of Chinese youth in and after...
Posted By :
Comment :0