Design for Social and Civic Engagement

How can a small college town bridge the gap between “town” and “gown” to retain young, creative professionals post-graduation?

Project Overview

Project Story

Our design objective
Our research objective
The six areas around which we developed our interview questions
Discussion guide introduction, full guide is available here.
Point-of-View exercise (left) and Empathy Map (right) exercises.
Only a handful of the arts and music venues in Davis, CA.
When we discovered our key insight, it felt as though it had been staring us in the face, all along.
Our second prototype- a spring quarter class introducing you to local hotspots.
Select quotations from interested students, both graduate and undergraduate.
Team TASK Force presents at City Hall
All six student teams pose with professor Tom Maiorana after presentations to the City.

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