I recently peer-reviewed an academic paper that explored how well architects and other designers understand and value ‘research’. The author also looked at the degree to which architects engage in or initiate research studies, and then apply original findings to their projects. Reading this paper led me to reflect on how architects define research, and the place of it within the myriad of other information sources that influence architectural work. It also led me back to some research that I conducted earlier in my academic career in conjunction with the then Royal Australian Institute of Architects that investigated the sources of information that architects preferred to use to support their practice.
“Design is often considered a modern movement that started in Europe and migrated eastward, finding its home in the United States of America where today the likes of industrial design are widely practiced commercially.
Our student ambassadors Ehsan Sajadi, Ana Landi, Manushi Bashini and Minomi Pitipana have carefully curated a list of Green Design Professionals including Green Architects and Green Fashion Designers who made a significant impact on sustainability in their industry.
We continue adding people on the lists that deserve to be noticed for the good they have done for nature.
Please give feedback and suggest more names on the lists. We want more people who are utilizing their business skills for nature!
We are looking for you if you generate, capture, process, clean, analyze and make use of environmental information. We are interested in all data-driven #green#startups.
>>What you get During the accelerator you will: spend 100% of your time working on your business: everything that we do makes your company bigger receive coaching and mentoring; we have weekly workshops to develop parts of your business (sales, governance, marketing, scaling, etc.) online meetings with potential business partners work with 100+ professionals from the Fairforce network and our corporate partners access to Nestholma funding and introductions to hundreds of investors.
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This past May, the AIGA New York board met via Zoom to discuss potential board members recommended through our Call for Nominations.
“How do you get through the rest of the nomination application if their portfolio is bad?” one board member quipped as we discussed the merits of candidates.
“Yeah and also, how do we know if someone is cool?” another added. I was speechless. In a previous meeting, we’d agreed that bringing on non-designers and non-visual creatives was of a high priority. Why would a person’s “coolness” and portfolio (or lack of one) be a factor for inviting them to a team of community volunteers?
“I didn’t join the board to be best friends with people or to discuss the finer points of their craft. I joined to serve the broader design community and I hope that’s why we’re all here,” I countered, finally finding my words.
As a Black designer, I’m no stranger to my work quality being questioned. But it’s especially jarring to exist as a Black person who can see what’s going on behind closed doors. Unfortunately, my experience is not unique and this is especially true when surveying the shared experience of Black designers who have left “America’s professional organization for design” known as AIGA. During my tenure within AIGA, I’ve come to realize that it’s impossible to create sufficient change inside an organization that actively perpetuates racism towards people who look like me. It’s time for me to walk away, but before I do, I want to share what I’ve learned about AIGA’s history and pattern of not supporting Black designers.
There are a lot of opportunities online to extra cash daily and at the end of the month you can have something between U$ 100 – U$ 300.
However if you are a designer and if you want to work online, better be something related to design, right?
There are several “online jobs” regarding user experience tests, site tests, web design, bugs and apps.
Besides if you are already a digital designer UX – UI or want to learn more it is an interesting experience as a design tester you are at backstage, testing and learning also.
This sites are generally easy to enroll, in order to have a initial test, you must study guidelines and wait the test. In other sites you have to download a software to record screen and audio to perform testing.
The pay rate is good between U$ 10 – 20 for test, however at the beginning tests are not happening often, that’s a negative point.
In this new era, Design also needs to “redesign” itself, from long and heavy University Courses to fast, innovative and practical design courses, delivered by a global network of “Design Factories” from top universities.