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Designing Well

By |December 14th, 2016|Categories: Why Design|Tags: , , , , , |

In Week Seven of the Why Design Novena, we explore the well factor. Architect Chris Sample discusses the sustainability movement, its ability to redefine the role of the architect, and how society at large has [...]

Designing Identity

By |December 12th, 2016|Categories: Wellness, Why Design|Tags: , , , , |

In week six of the Why Design Novena, we explore the ways that design impacts our identity and sense of ourselves in the world. Applied Environmental Psychologist Sally Augustin shares her insights and research and [...]

Designing Matter

By |December 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Wellness, Why Design|Tags: , , , , |

In week five of the Why Design Novena, we explore the ways that materiality and systems act as ecosystems that can influence the ways we think about and use space. Blaine Brownell, Associate Professor and [...]

Designing Empathy

By |June 19th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Novenas, Why Design|

Week four of the Why Design novena focuses on empathy. Empathy is essential to making buildings that resonate with the people who use them. Designer, Author and Executive Coach Seung Chan Lim weighs in on [...]

Designing Instinct

By |June 12th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Novenas, Wellness, Why Design|Tags: , , , , |

In week three of the Why Design novena, we explore the physical impact space has on our bodies and minds to understand how our instinct leads us to react to space.  Researcher and architect Ann [...]

Designing Health

By |June 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Novenas, Wellness, Why Design|Tags: , , , |

In Week Two of the Why Design Novena, we hear from Diana Nicholas, an architect and Drexel University professor whose work focuses on biophilia. Our work can impact health and well-being profoundly- it's time to [...]

Design: What You Don’t Know

By |May 31st, 2016|Categories: Why Design|Tags: , , , |

Why design? This year's novena is as much a question as it is a dare. From why we even bother all the way to what motivates us.  We will be exploring the gamut of possibilities [...]