Posts Tagged ‘mission’

Brainstorming for a Name

May 21st, 2010 by Katie Koch | No Comments | Filed in Discovery, Sketching

After all this brainstorming, we’ve decided to stick with our original name concept: Project:Interaction.

At least with all the back and forth we came up with a great vocabulary with which to talk about our project!
Whiteboard Brainstorming

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A Little Late Week Inspiration

February 26th, 2010 by Katie Koch | No Comments | Filed in Discovery, Inspirations, Research

This week on Design Observer I came across a group of volunteers in Lincoln, Nebraska and instantly fell in love with their ambition.

Our small effort was just one part of a bunch of other small efforts by a handful of dedicated creative people who jumped in and helped make this loose collection of concerned citizens into something worthy of attention.

Their work is beautiful, and I admire that they saw a need and started doing something about it. No planning, no hierarchy, just action. As we continue to flesh out the details of our little project, Derek, Carmen and I can relate to the sometimes scary feeling that nothing is known or planned, but that we’ve found a need and are doing something about it.

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First Pass at Our Mission & Values

January 25th, 2010 by Katie Koch | No Comments | Filed in Discovery

After discussing some of our initial thoughts with our SVA IxD MFA chair Liz Danzico, we attempted to refine our objectives by asking the essential questions of who, what, when, where, how, and most importantly how. Our findings are below:

Who
Middle Schoolers

When
After school, beginning Fall 2010

Where
NYC, public or private schools

What
Teach kids how to learn about themselves and their environment, and about the relationship between the two

How
Through prototyping, sketching, iteration and other tools that interaction designers use

Why
To actively teach kids about design by encouraging them to think of themselves as creators.

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