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Sustainability: Where Rubber Meets the Road

April 16, 2016

Which way of brewing coffee has the lowest environmental footprint? And other questions in the search for how to move from the “why” of sustainability to “how to do it”.

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Future Trends

January 28, 2014

Recommended reading on the future of tech and the future of work.

Developing Measurement Frameworks

August 20, 2013

Best practices in the development, design and implementation of measurement frameworks (benchmarks, standards, rating systems, etc.).

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Doing Needs Assessments When There is No Researcher: Advice for Media Start-Ups

August 15, 2013

Community needs assessments are great, but there isn’t always an “assessor” on hand to do them. Here are a few ideas for DIY needs assessment….

Making It as a Maker

February 17, 2013

The cost of participation in an open system is giving something away, but when the right set of partnerships come together open systems can create value- of one sort or another- for all participants.

Agile UX Research for Designing ‘Everyday Analytics’

February 6, 2013

Designing “dashboards” to help therapists make use of data.

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Two Futures?

January 29, 2013

Are the “techno future” and “nature future” narratives at odds with each other?

Alone Together (again)

December 9, 2012

A talk by MIT researcher Sherry Turkle on how we’re letting technology take us places we don’t want to go.

Flows in the Flood: Mapping Communication Flows During Irene

September 21, 2012

Documenting the information flows around Hurricane Irene.

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Material Wealth

September 8, 2012

When I started work on my visual ethnography project WEALTH, I had the uncomfortable feeling that it was going to make me want to give away everything I owned.

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