The Pandemic Through a Liberal-Arts Lens

As the coronavirus drives students apart, one college devises a course to keep them together. This kind of disruptive, real-time addition to the course catalog is exactly the kind of innovation higher ed should embrace!
July 6, 2020 - Article

How Students Benefit from a School Reopening Plan Designed for Those at the Margins

With the rapid switch to distance learning during the coronavirus crisis, some schools have struggled to serve students who are at the margins. It's one of the reasons Educational Visioning is so important: inclusive design principles offer a valuable way to reimagine educational spaces, not just during COVID-19, but well into the future.
July 6, 2020 - Article

Community Colleges: One Path to a Better America

Community colleges have been seen as a distant second to four-year colleges, but for so many, two-year degrees represent an important path to a better life. Properly funded, they can make our workforce stronger and our society more just.   
June 30, 2020 - Article

Thinking Beyond COVID-19: A Multi-Part Series on Post-COVID-19 Design

Whether in the context of learning, working or living, COVID-19 has forced radical change and forever shifted the familiar patterns of our culture. What’s called for in the design community is more of what we excel at: creative thinking inspired by questions that go beyond the current context.
June 23, 2020 - Article

Three Big Takeaways from our SCUP Coffee Chat

Gaming immerses you in a fictional world, similar to reading a good book. Yet no one has ever said that reading is a waste of time. Why say it about gaming? That’s why it’s our belief that gaming and learning go hand in hand in our disrupted learning patterns.
June 9, 2020 - Article

Designing in a Global Crisis: A conversation with the director of a public library system

Depending on where you look, you’ll find that the oldest libraries in the US date to somewhere between the late 1600s and early 1700s. Ohio’s “Three C’s” big cities claim the following founding dates: The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County – 1853, Cleveland Public Library – 1869, Columbus Metropolitan Library – 1873.  In […]
May 18, 2020 - Article