• Creatives for Startups

    By Dominic on March 17, 2012
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    Last thursday The BDQ co-hosted, with Venturef0rth and PhillyTechMeetup, an event aimed at bringing more designers into the local startup community. We began with some context provided by Elliot Menschik, of Venturef0rth, about how startups are run and what you might expect to encounter when entering one. This was followed up by a great panel discussion and Q&A with four

  • The Economic Status of Education

    By Dominic on March 16, 2012
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    This blog is meant to be focused on my work, but I couldn’t help myself. I’ve decided to start mixing in a some timely commentary. This first post will be on education. I continue to hear about the crisis the education system here in the U.S. is in. It is highly upsetting, and for reasons completely detached from the fact

  • Philadelphia Public Library Workshop

    By Dominic on March 14, 2012
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    Introduction : I was brought on as part of a ten person team to help design and facilitate a workshop with the Philadelphia Free Library, this past winter break, to help them understand how to develop and design their new space, the Common. The thought was that it should be a modern space with no books, something completely different from

  • The Tipping Point

    By Dominic on March 10, 2012
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    This book by Malcolm Gladwell tries to be a guideline for starting a personal idea epidemic. Being my second Gladwell book (Blink was my first), I’m seeing a trend in his structure and lack of depth. However, what it lacks in depth, it certainly makes up in entertainment. The book begins by outlining three different types of people, connectors, mavens

  • Philadelphia Creative Vitality 2010

    By Dominic on March 10, 2012
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    Excited and privileged to be quoted on the 2010 Creative Vitality Poster for the City of Philadelphia. I am listed as number 8 on the full spread. See it here: CVI Poster.pdf (2mb)

  • Design Tool Follow Up

    By Dominic on February 29, 2012
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    Finally dedicating a post (a quick one, but one none the less) to the development of the design tool from last semester. When beginning development of the tool, I first considered what a tool could be. After speaking with other designers and continuing my research I determined it should be a physical object.  Once this was determined, I began to

  • A Key(board) Affordance

    By Dominic on February 15, 2012
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    A quick post. I’ve decided to mod my computer keyboard to help me at school. I think it is important to assess ones tools and spaces to ensure the mass produced goods that currently surround most of us have been optimized for our context. My assessment turned up a necessity for a new affordance on my computer. As a test