Tag Archives: public interest design

Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorder

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 children in the United States has autism spectrum disorder. This spring, Abimbola Asojo and Tina Patel‘s sophomore interior design studio worked with local design firm Perkins + Will and autism service provider Fraser to learn more about designing for those on the autism spectrum. When Perkins + Will […]

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Q&A with Zane Thimmesch-Gill

Hiding in Plain Sight: A Street Kid’s Journey from Female to Male, by PhD candidate Zane Thimmesch-Gill (Human Factors and Ergonomics), was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award in the Transgender Nonfiction category. In this interview, he describes design’s potential to address trans inequality. How did the experiences you describe in Hiding in Plain Sight influence your decision to pursue […]

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Give a Gift with Global Impact: Design Global Outreach

Update: September 3, 2015 In 36 hours, the deadline to reach our goal for Design Global Outreach will pass. Help us beat this deadline and make an impact in dozens of children’s lives. We have raised over $3,000 so far but need your help. Make a gift today and help us raise the remaining $2,000. We know you stand with […]

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Team Opti-MN Bridges Disciplines to Win DOE Race to Zero

Opti-MN, the University of Minnesota's interdisciplinary team, was named the 2015 Grand Winner, beating 33 teams from 27 universities with their design Impact House! Sustainable design graduate student Laurel Johnston (Architecture) thinks their victory stems from designing an affordable home for potential low-income buyers in a real community: North Minneapolis.

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