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By Sharon Leshner on Sep 23, 2016
PRESS RELEASE: The Great Innovation Debate! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Caroline Tiger 215-554-6840 THE GREAT INNOVATION DEBATE! Thursday, October 13, 2016 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Bresslergroup, 1216 Arch St., 7 th Floor Join Bresslergroup, DMI, and Penn IPD for “The Great Innovation Debate,” a dmi:NightOut during DesignPhiladelphia 2016. Do innovative products result most consistently from user research pull or from new technology push? Think of the most disruptive products, the ones that changed society. Were they driven by user research or technology? Which will drive design’s most significant breakthroughs in the future? Hear industry professionals from Bresslergroup,... more
By Sharon Leshner on Sep 22, 2016
Reimagining Kensington: Revitalization of Waterloo Playground Monday, October 10th, 3pm to 5pm Waterloo Playground, 2501 Waterloo Street, Philadelphia 19133 Read more... Reimagining Kensington: Triple Bottom Line Happy Hour Monday, October 10th, 6pm to 8pm Honeygrow HQ, 1601-1699 North Front Street, Philadelphia 19122 $35 General Admission Read more... JDT International Inc ., Urban Roots and Connor Barwin’s Make the World Better Foundation are excited to share our collaborative work through two events as part of the 2016 DesignPhiladelphia festival. Under the heading of “Reimagining Kensington,” the two events are: (1) a public launch for the revitalization and redesign of Waterloo Park... more
By Sharon Leshner on Sep 22, 2016
The Senior Architecture students were tasked with the Parklette design/build. (Architecture is one of the 6 'majors' that CHAD offers and which students choose to pursue their senior year.) The students had 5 days to come up with ideas, develop them, build some study models, prototype some details, assemble the materials needed, build the components and install them. Most of the materials had to already be in the building. My analogy is that it's like opening the fridge and figuring out what to make for dinner. The idea started with a desire to include the entire school community in the... more