• Personal Progression

    By Dominic on December 9, 2011
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    As classes draw to a close, projects continue to wrap up. We don’t have Methods class critiques until next Tuesday but the work is pretty much done. The most interesting of the three projects, for me, was of course the personal map of the last decade. I evaluated myself in terms of my skills, experiences and satisfaction to see at

  • IDEO.org

    By Dominic on December 9, 2011
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    I finally finished and submitted my IDEO.org application, but it wasn’t until after three stories, five cover letters, many re-writes and a few portfolio and resume revisions. It was well worth it though. The one year fellowship will let me utilize my design skills in the developing world to address significant and socially relevant problems. Something I’ve been excited to

  • Penn Medicine Progress Presentation & Prototype

    By Dominic on December 3, 2011
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    The Presentation: A few weeks ago, before Thanksgiving, my studio team presented our progress to some of the executives at UPHS. It was structured to explain our process and how we used it to develop a set of high and mid-level themes of common perspectives on the culture of learning and sharing within their healthcare system. We closed the presentation

  • Research, Sketching, Mapping, Prototyping

    By Dominic on November 30, 2011
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    As an elective this semester I took a freshman class that goes over a lot of design tools. It’s focused on helping people get a cursory understanding of what design is and begin to expose them to their own creative process. One of the deliverables for this project is a book of all, or most, of our other projects. It

  • City Limits

    By Dominic on November 19, 2011
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    In our methods class we focus more on graphic design and data and we’ve been given the opportunity to develop an info-graphic for the City Limits magazine. It’s an exciting opportunity to actually get some work published! Not only that but this issue will be especially timely, hitting the news-stands just before the primaries. The hope is to bring cities

  • Visualize!

    By Dominic on October 31, 2011
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    This past weekend we had another session with Jonny Goldstein. It was great, perfect timing and all. Nick and I have collected a ton of information about our thesis topic but we haven’t had time to really put it all out and see it together to see all the connections. This weekend we got to begin taking stabs at that,

  • Philly Startup Weekend

    By Dominic on October 31, 2011
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    A week or so ago now was Philly’s Startup Weekend. It was an awesome experience, though especially tiring since it was back-to-back with Charrette. A little background, Startup Weekend is a three-day activity that begins with people pitching business ideas and ends with people presenting their businesses. Anyone can attend, tickets aren’t expensive. After the initial pitches, they get voted