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Designing Time

Time. It’s everywhere and everything. But how does time relate to design? Most commonly, time and design seem to be a discussion of how we, as designers, often have a skewed sense of time. Notorious for being late or pushing deadlines, our time scale is usually based on the foreseeable future. I need to do this by Friday. That project is due next month, but I need a process draft next week. This deadline is…

The Art of Noticing Design

Typically, one does not really think about a urinal as art until they stumble upon a replica of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. For those who do not know the story behind the piece, when Duchamp submitted the piece for an exhibition, the jury of curators did not know how to react and placed the piece in the corner. Although they attempted to hide it, Fountain is now recognized…

Meet Our New Management Team

As the semester winds down, we are making big decisions in Scout HQ, and we’re ridiculously excited to announce our new 🔥Management Team🔥! Here’s a roll call: Executive Director - Molly O’Neill Molly’s a fourth year design major, has been in Scout for two years in both the Studio and Marketing + Events teams, and has the most extensive gif/meme collection east of the Mississippi. Molly will oversee the ins-and-outs of all things Scout, ensure…

Good Design Can Change the World, Literally

When the average person is asked to explain what landscape architects and designers do, it usually centers around choosing hedges and flowers for backyards and gardens, and making things “pretty.” While this is one aspect of landscape design, it’s really only the tip of the iceberg. The majority of people do not realize that landscape architecture is more than just superficial aesthetics. Well designed spaces are not just nice to look at, but can also…

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