Transition Design Seminar, Spring 2018

TC Eley, Christi Danner, Yidan Gong, Robert Managad

This assignment builds on the concepts from previous classes and in formulating vision, Team should address how the following may have contributed to the resolution of the wicked problem in the future: large events (cultural, environmental, technological), changing social/cultural norms and beliefs, changes in the ways in which individuals and communities satisfy their needs, reintegration of place-based wisdom and ways of life, changes in practices and behaviors, systems dynamics (within social and socio-technical systems) and the recent phenomenon of a globally interconnected world. Transition Design argues that a powerful way for stakeholders…


Transition Design Seminar — Spring 2018

Yidan Gong, Robert Managad, TC Eley, Christi Danner

Using a project canvas with the Multi-Level Perspective (MLP) tool, we will look at the anatomy and dynamics that form the large, historical context for the wicked problem. We will then develop a visual map that situates the wicked problem within a socio-technical (MLP) context. We will start by working with post-its on the MLP project canvas to map answers to questions such as: What are historic and current factors at the landscape and/or regime levels that are creating/exacerbating the problem? …


Transition Design Seminar — Spring 2018

Group Members: Yidan Gong, Christi Danner, TC Eley, Robert Managad

“Teams will reference their research on a Pittsburgh-based wicked problem and begin visually ‘mapping’ it within 5 categories: 1) social issues; 2) environmental issues; 3) economic issues; 4) political issues; 5) infrastructural/technology issues. Each team will be provided with a paper-based, ‘project canvas’ with the five categories listed and will begin by populating these areas with post-it notes that clearly identify an issue.

Then, teams will undertake a process to: 1) identify all of the stakeholders affected by the wicked problem; 2) map the conflicts and affinities among them that…


Communications Studio I — Fall 2017

Part 1. Exploring Typographic Variables

Experimenting, observing, analyzing elements of type — stroke weights, line spacing, and marginal shifts.

Instructions: Select any two stroke weights of the typeface, Univers, setting the type(24/30) in the lighter of those two weights. Select certain lines of type to make bolder basing your decisions on content hierarchy. The full line, not individual words, will be bold. No line-spacing or shifting the type.

Many of the decisions made during this exercise were informed by the relationship of the content given to me. At first glance, I categorized the information into three primary categories:

  • Company Title and Duration
  • Event Information
  • Contact…

Robert Managad

I’m a social and communications designer… Bachelor of Design candidate at Carnegie Mellon University.

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