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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…

The Future Of Urban Spaces with Supernormal

Hello fans of the Supernormal…! No, not the supernatural, though ~SpOokTobeR~ is upon us so I get why you’d think that. But this October, Scout kicked things off with a visit from Supernormal, an urban planning and design group that use data analysis to model, update, and create urban spaces. Sounds complicated, but Will Cohen of Supernormal’s urban planning team brought his A-game with a superinteresting presentation on how it all plays out. Essentially, a…

Studio Jam with Deloitte InsightStudios

Yesterday, September 21st (Happy September Day to all of you Earth, Wind, and Fire fans!), Scout brought in Deloitte Studios for an interactive “Studio Jam” sesh. If you don’t know who Deloitte Studios is or what they do, here’s the rundown: Deloitte Studios is a company that aims to combine creative thinking, information design, business analytics, and a team of pretty cool problem solvers to help businesses tackle their toughest challenges. What this means is,…

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…

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