We are communication designers whose vision of design is interdisciplinary, collaborative, and co-designed. We view design as an expanded and speculative practice—one in which we constantly reinvent and assess, is respectful to people and the environment, considers implications, is informed by research, fieldwork and lived experiences, and other data, and strives to be responsive. We believe design’s value is when it lives in the world. We are process-focused and research-oriented, as we design in context, with people, for a range of outcomes.
We use Florida as our laboratory to research, identify, and co-design solutions to our most pressing problems. To be relevant and sustainable, we believe these problems must be explored collaboratively and in context. To this end, we are committed to working with people—users, stakeholders, and subject matter experts—in context, working together to design for complexity.
This program is centered on collaborations by designers with others to address pressing problems in context. Who are others? Experts at UF, people in communities, public and private interests, and anyone in a particular problem’s stakeholder eco-system. Our design methodology—centered on working in context—makes designing outcomes that are both relevant to people and the environment and sustainable all the more possible. Our goal is to design better, together. Email is the best way to reach us.
Our approach and capabilities include: