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Your Vase Has Feelings Too, You Know?!

“I call myself a technological philosopher”  Pip Mothersill is on an intricate journey, describing her research as the center of a pendulum that swings from engineering to design. A PhD student at MIT, where she works in the Object-Based Media group at the MIT Media Lab, Pip’s current focus revolves around implementing structured design processes to uncover the possibility of an algorithmic design process. She believes that creativity can be a computational concept by simply…

Fonts, Fonts, Fonts!

Yesterday, November 3rd, Scout brought in Charles Nix from Monotype to dissect for us the inner workings of Typography. Monotype is a company based on creating fonts for companies and businesses, as well as for anyone who wants access to their 10,000+ fonts. You’ve probably seen their work around, as they’re employed by some of the biggest brands around including Kellogg, Target, Condé Nast, and more. They work in the business of creating both fonts…

Millennial Driven Design

Designers for the Millennial generation, and Millennial designers themselves, have been quick to adopt these values in how they shape designing everything, from UX to product packaging. Design has always been an integral part of the ‘how’ and ‘why’ people make the choices they do; Most people are drawn to clean, aesthetically pleasing design that matches their tastes and interests. Technology has been a tremendous influence on the design world and on defining the Millennial…

Data- Informed Design

Back when I was first entering into Northeastern,  I chose my combined major of Computer Science and Design completely on a whim. I knew that I loved CS, but I also knew that I’d go insane if I had to stare at a screen for nine hours everyday. I recognized that there was a creative side to my brain that I needed to engage in order to stay passionate, but I didn’t yet know how…

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