Design is Everywhere

Design is Everywhere

Design is Everywhere features stories of people and organizations using design to make an impact and change the world. Hosts Sam Aquillano and Liz Pawlak discuss topics with guests across the Design Museum’s 12 Impact Areas: Vibrant Cities, Healthcare, Social Impact, Workplace Innovation, Play, Sustainability, Education, Data Visualization, Entrepreneurship, Diversity, Business, and Civic Innovation.... Show More

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March 4, 2021 42 min

What is the power of story? In this episode, Sam is joined by Jon Campbell, Head of Innovation Capability at EPAM Continuum, to learn about the value of storytelling in design. They chat about how designers convey stories to bring impactful designs and how storytelling is used in the prototyping phase. Later on in the show, they are joined by Debbie Millman, designer, author, educator, and the host of Design Matters. Debbie shares ...

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February 25, 2021 46 min

What is the criteria for good design? In this episode, Sam chats with Karen Korellis Reuther, a former creative executive at corporations like Nike and Reebok and a 2021 Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow to learn how design informs brand identity and how she characterizes good design. We learn more about Karen’s career leading creative teams and thinking about design in new ways. Later on in the show, they are joined by...

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February 18, 2021 47 min

How can futures thinking be used as a tool to change today? In this episode, Sam chats with Nedret Sahin, a Senior Experience Designer at Mad*Pow, on the way that some human problems can be addressed by design thinking. They are joined by Liz Possee Corthell, an Experience Strategist at Mad*Pow, to discuss futures thinking and how it can prevent burnout. Earlier in the pandemic, Nedret and Liz were faced with the question, “how do ...

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How do we design for significant change in the workplace?

In this episode, Sam is joined by Angie Lee, Partner and Design Director of Interiors at FXCollaborative to learn how workspaces can adapt to be more inclusive and offer different typologies of space. Angie explains the problems that architects and designers may face to create better work environments and how portable technologies can be embedded in the office. Later on in ...

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February 4, 2021 45 min

How does the design of a space lead to success in educational settings? In this episode, Sam is joined by Taryn Kinney, a Principal at DLR Group, to learn how space can influence a student’s educational success. What are the different phases of learning? And how can space affect those phases? Taryn brings her architecture background and education in Organizational Psychology to make the design of schools better for the student and ...

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January 28, 2021 45 min

How can we design a better care system that relieves a family’s stress and gives patients the healthcare they need? In this episode, Sam is joined by Patrice Martin, CEO and Co-Founder of The Holding Co, to learn how design is being incorporated in the care system. The current care system overburdens caretakers. But how can the future of care change? Patrice discusses the Care 100, a list of people reimagining the care system. Late...

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What is the importance of sustainable design materials in the workplace? During Design Museum Everywhere’s Workplace Innovation Summit in December, Sam chatted with Nicole Schmidt, the CEO at Source, the world’s largest commercial construction product database. Nicole discusses how she uses her design background to lead her efforts at Source and the value of material transparency. Together, they dive into the benefits of healthy su...

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What does it mean to be an ally in the workplace? During Design Museum Everywhere’s Workplace Innovation Summit in December, Sam chatted with Design Museum Everywhere’s very own Director of Learning and Interpretation, Diana Navarrete-Rackauckas, and the Director of Learning from C Space, Leah Ben-Ami, about the importance of allyship in the workplace. Together, they help define what allyship looks like, the value of education in t...

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How do you bring your full self to your work? In Design is Everywhere’s first live episode, we collaborated with BosNOMA to record a live podcast for ABX, the Architecture Boston Expo. Sam is joined by Julian Phillips from Goody Clancy and MASS Design Group Jha D Williams to chat about their experience bringing their full selves to their work. Together, they explore how architecture can impact social change, using engagement skills...

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December 31, 2020 43 min

Meet the team from Design Museum Everywhere! In this episode, Sam is joined by the staff at Design Museum Everywhere. Sam chats with the team about their 2020 accomplishments and what they’re looking forward to in the new year for the Design Museum. Together, they talk about creating and publishing a magazine during a pandemic, creating an online exhibit, starting a podcast, and growing the team.   

 

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What makes a toy design memorable, fun, and interactive? In this episode, Sam is joined by Mike Hoeting, President of Bang Zoom Design, to learn how toy designers generate new ideas to create a product that is fun and imaginative. Mike explains how he discovered toy design in college after a childhood of loving toys. Later on in the show, Sam and Mike interview Rinn Hirotsu, a product designer at Hasbro. Together, they discuss disc...

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December 17, 2020 46 min

How does design create better stories? In this episode, Sam is joined by Jessica Kender, the production designer of Little Fires Everywhere and Future Man, to learn how research, characters, money and space inform her work. Jessica shares her journey from theater to TV and her favorite tool to use. Later on in the show, Sam and Jessica interview Lisa Clark, a set decorator. Together, they discuss how they collaborated on Little Fir...

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December 10, 2020 42 min

How can UX designers use curiosity to make a big impact in healthcare? In this episode, Sam is joined by Jonathan Follett, Principal at GoInvo and Producer at Creative Next, to learn how curiosity leads to big impact on UX design in healthcare. They explore the tools that UX designers use and the value of research. Later on in the show, Sam and Jon interview Corey Roth, Lead Designer at Cantina. Together, they discuss how to build ...

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December 3, 2020 40 min

How can designers integrate material transparency into their designs? In this episode, Sam is joined by Business Development Manager at the International Living Future Institute Ren DeCherney, to learn how designers are revolutionizing the way that buildings are built to make them healthier for communities and the environment. Later on in the show, Sam and Ren interview Lona Rerick, an Associate Principal at ZGF Architects. Togethe...

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How do we bring real world problems to the classroom to enrich the student experience? In this episode, Sam is joined by Principal Design Strategist and Health Suite Labs Engagement Lead at Philips, Matt Templeton, to learn how design students can interact with real problems in the classroom. Matt has incorporated his own lessons as a professor at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Later on in the show, Sam and Matt interview the P...

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How can we shape the field of architecture to be more inclusive? In this episode, we’re joined by Elyse Ayoung of Gensler and BosNOMA, and Wentworth Institute of Technology architecture student and NOMAS chapter leader Xavier Fernandes. Together, they discuss the importance of building a community of architects that is inclusive, relaxed and whole. They explain their journeys into architecture and how the field must evolve to bette...

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November 12, 2020 47 min

What does the future of play look like in a socially distanced world? In this episode, Sam is joined by Cheri Ruane to dive into the world of play design. Cheri is the Vice President and Landscape Architecture Practice Leader at Weston and Sampson, a design and engineering firm committed to improving the natural and built environment. Their guest is Michael Laris, the VP of Global Innovation at PlayPower, the world's largest pl...

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As we approach Design Museum’s Workplace Innovation Summit (December 7-11), on this week’s episode we’re talking about designing healthy workspaces in these unprecedented times — and what lessons we can learn from healthcare environments that can be applied to the workspaces. While many office workers are still working at home — healthcare workers don’t have a choice; they’ve have had to quickly adapt their environments to make the...

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Today we’re talking about building buildings out of wood — sounds pretty normal, but no we’re talking about building tall, high-rise buildings out of wood instead of steel and concrete, using a concept known as mass timber and construction products like cross-laminated timber. There’s a wood revolution happening in real estate, architecture, and construction — mass timber is a term for a relatively new group of engineering wood pro...

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This week, we have an important topic — we’ll be discussing how designers can infuse equity into the built environment. We’re in a racial inequity pandemic that has lasted for centuries, the impacts of which are felt by communities of color in the form of racism, inaccessibility of resources, and under-investment. This pandemic spills into the built environment where for centuries, the design of our cities, neighborhoods, and publi...

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