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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.

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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.

    Designing for Mindfulness and Gratitude

    Designing for Mindfulness and Gratitude

    How do you design for a healthier mindfulness routine? In this episode, Sam learns more about how to design a mindfulness and gratitude routine that is practical, helpful, and consistent. Sam chats with Tracy Swyst, a Design Operations Consultant, Producer, and a member of Design Museum Everywhere’s Board of Directors. Tracy shares her mindfulness and gratitude routine and how she began her own mindfulness practices. Later on in the show, they are joined by Rahul Kulkarni, the CEO and co-founder of Sukhi. Together, they chat about mindfulness, emotional pulse checks, and how companies can incorporate mindfulness practices. 
     
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    Designing for Mindfulness and Gratitude

    • 45 min
    The Story Behind Designing Book Covers

    The Story Behind Designing Book Covers

    How do designers craft the perfect book cover? In this episode, Sam learns more about how book covers are designed. He is joined by Scott Berkun, an author and popular speaker whose talks range in topics from creativity, leadership, public speaking, design and more. Scott chats about the collaboration process and the surprising reality behind book cover design. Later on in the show, they are joined by Jon Key, an artist, designer, writer and educator who co-founded the Brooklyn design studio Morcos Key with Wael Morcos. Together, Jon and Wael designed the long-awaited Black Futures book by New York Times journalist Jenna Wortham and art curator Kimberly Drew. Jon chats about how he uses writing during his design process and landing on the cover for the Black Futures book. 
     
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    The Story Behind Designing Book Covers

    • 41 min
    Wayfinding the Future: Logos to Landmarks, Live show

    Wayfinding the Future: Logos to Landmarks, Live show

    As part of our monthly Design is Everywhere live series, Sam Aquillano learns how designers use wayfinding as an indicator of space that guides people through a physical environment. He is joined by Kayte Muse, a designer and strategist who is passionate about creative problem solving, design strategy, storytelling, teaching, and mentoring. Kayte is a co-chair of the Boston Chapter of SEGD- the Society for Experiential Graphic Design. She discusses what experiential graphic design is and how wayfinding is used. Later on in the show, they are joined by Cliff Selbert, the founding partner of Selbert Perkins Design, a collaboration between him and Robin Perkins and their team. Together they discuss the importance of landmarks in the built environment and the process of designing notable landmarks. And they take questions from the live audience. 
     
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    Wayfinding the Future: Logos to Landmarks, Live show

    • 43 min
    Designing Immersive Experiences

    Designing Immersive Experiences

    How do designers craft experiences that are immersive and impactful? In this episode, Sam is joined by David Schwarz, the Founding Partner of HUSH to learn how design choices are considered when crafting spatial experiences. David explains how he discovered design as a career option and the shift to founding his own company. Later on in the show, they are joined by Nikolai Cornell, the Creative Director and Senior Design Manager of Brand Experience at Uber, to learn how the teams at Uber create meaningful spatial experiences for their employees and customers. Together, they chat about their collaboration process for designing Uber’s Mission Bay HQ.
     
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    Designing Immersive Experiences

    • 49 min
    Making Your Home Smarter: Robot Design for Humans

    Making Your Home Smarter: Robot Design for Humans

    How do designers craft robots to make life easier and better for humans? In this episode, Sam is joined by Betsy Goodrich, the Vice President of Design and Co-founder at Manta to chat about the design of complex robots that help people. Betsy shares how she founded Manta, her product design process, and how designers test out scenarios for robot design. Later on in the show, they are joined by Rick Hoobler, the Senior Director of Design at iRobot. Rick shares his background and what led him to robot design. Together, they discuss their various robot design projects, the way robots can help make cleaning better and easier, and they each share their favorite robots portrayed in the media.    
     
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    Making Your Home Smarter: Robot Design for Humans 

    • 43 min
    From the Archive: Infusing Equity in K-12 Curriculum Design, In the Classroom & At Home

    From the Archive: Infusing Equity in K-12 Curriculum Design, In the Classroom & At Home

    Every teacher is a curriculum designer, creating experiences for people to understand and learn. In this episode, we explore curriculum design with an important lens: equity. In this episode, we explore curriculum design with an important lens: equity. Successful curriculum connects with kids of different backgrounds and learning styles, and contains content beyond a white-centric history and approach. We discuss with Design Museum Everywhere’s very own Director of Learning and Interpretation, Diana Navarrete-Rackauckas, and Dr. Aaliyah Samuel, who at the time of the recording was the Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and Partnerships at NWEA. Now, Dr. Aaliyah Samuel is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for State and Local Engagement at the U.S. Department of Education. The conversation also explores strategies for parents who were transformed into teachers almost overnight because of COVID-19. It’s all connected because our kids are growing up and learning in the context of a global pandemic — their learning experience has dramatically changed — and during a growing, global protest movement against police brutality against Black Americans. Our guests provide insights on how we can meet this unique moment for our kids and our communities. Plus we have our weekly dose of good design.
     
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    From the Archive: Infusing Equity in K-12 Curriculum Design, In the Classroom & At Home

    • 47 min

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