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Design Week Portland: Reimagining Lovejoy Fountain

This past Tuesday, Second Story, along with six other design studios and artists, had the privilege of participating in an exhibition called Revolution in the Landscape: Re-experience Halprin’s Fountains. Hosted by SEGD as part of Design Week Portland, the event

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Balancing Spectacle with the Everyday

In a passage from John Thackara’s book, In The Bubble: Designing in a Complex World, he takes a critical stance against place marketing and describes his vision for an alternative, more sustainable approach to the design of cities: “A sustainable

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Everyone Needs a Good Listener: Theater as a Foundation for Interaction Paradigms

The last ten years have changed the way most people on the planet use, depend on and intuit technology. Advances in mobile devices and tablets have changed the expectations of users across the board. We have all learned a new

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Chaos & Opportunity

Creating an interactive 3D map of disturbance zones and vegetation at Mount St. Helens When Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980, it didn’t just blow up. There was a series of discrete, linear geologic events, one leading into another, that added up t…

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Exhibit work

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Experience vs. Interaction

In the last couple of days I was having a side-conversation discussing technologies that were once great but died out for any number of reasons. One that I’ve mentally kept mentally circling back to are the Automats of the northeast, with perhaps …

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Testing an illustration style

Finding just the right style for a project can be a tricky thing be it type, color or mood. We knew that we wanted the New York Botanical Plant Hunters website to feel immersive, but just how we went about that was open to interpretation. The idea…

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NHM in context

Pretty sweet shot at the installation of the NHMLAC kiosks. Our work looks so much better in context J

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