• Presentation-ception

    By Dominic on January 23, 2013
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    Storytelling is key. That’s why this past summer I was asked to give a presentation on presentations. My audience was a group of founders from socially conscious tech startups that were participating in a 12 week incubator. They were interested in honing their pitches and were primarily looking for series A funding. I had been involved with the incubator and

  • Student Evaluations

    By Dominic on January 14, 2013
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    After my first semester teaching I anxiously looked forward to my teacher evaluations. As can be seen here, I was very happy that all my work was well received and that the course was as relevant and useful as I had hoped. Clearly there is still work to be done, but being new to teaching at the graduate level and

  • Glimmer

    By Dominic on November 12, 2012
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    Glimmer is a look into the current development of design with Bruce Mau and his practice as the lens. It gives a brief history and discusses the continuing evolution of design using numerous examples as proof points. All the while it does, what I consider, a pretty good job translating the jargon and buzzwords of the design field into a

  • Quality of Life Show

    By Dominic on September 10, 2012
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    My thesis partner, Nick, and I have been asked to participated in a show at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, entitled Qualities of Life(more info). It is a show dedicated to means of addressing issues related to the title. We are very excited about this opportunity because it directly connects to our thesis work about cycling in Philadelphia. Not only is

  • Gratitude

    By Dominic on August 25, 2012
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    We all know we are suppose to say thank you. I just want to re-iterate that it is actually quite important. When I was training as a canvasser for Greenpeace (I was/am one of “those people”) we were told that once they started to formally include the requirement to thank their new donors, their retention rate jumped some astronomical number

  • Design of Everyday Things

    By Dominic on August 24, 2012
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    This book is a design classic. Of course the examples are a bit dated, but all the points & principles are still just as relevant as they ever were. I don’t think a real review is necessary for this one, but just in case you don’t believe me: Amazon Reviews

  • The Hidden Dimension

    By Dominic on July 24, 2012
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    This is Edward T. Hall’s follow up The Silent Language. Culture is still the key driver of this book, however instead of considering how different cultures use and interpret body language, he is looking at space. Not as in outer space, but as in the space between objects, at least that is my American perspective. He defines this as the