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Investing in Mentorship: Crafting a Story with University of Oregon Design Students

Sharing skills and knowledge across disciplines is part of our collaborative culture at Second Story, and my generous colleagues lend themselves without pause. This summer, I had the opportunity to extend the studio’s spirit of mentorship by working with a

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Update from the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts: Final Review (and notes on “community”)

The final review for the summer design studio I’ve been writing about took place a few Wednesdays ago, at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland. The review event itself was enjoyable and engaging. The event was attended by jury members from…

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Update from the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts

We’re now three weeks into the summer design studio I’m teaching in Eugene. As you may recall from my previous post, the studio is exploring the design of furniture that supports mobile devices in a gallery context. A few interesting threads have …

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Second Story at the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts

It’s been a long time since the first installment of my serialized article on alternate uses of 3D, and unfortunately (or fortunately?) today’s entry doesn’t end the waiting. So, apologies for my tardiness! Here’s something I’ve been working on in…

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Cascades are Blooming

Excitement is rising along with the construction of the University of Oregon alumni center interactives (also known as the “cascades”). The team knuckled-down in Eugene this week installing hardware, banging out code, collaborating with other team…

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Making Soap

Here at Second Story, we pride ourselves on pushing the edges of existing technologies. But we also know how to create things using old-school methods. Back in our Media Lab – a place where multi-touch tables and depth sensing reactive displays re…

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Behind-the-Scenes at the Alumni Center Install

Here are a few snapshots of the installation at University of Oregon’s alumni center. It will be interesting to compare the final project with this Oregon Quarterly article about Second Story and the alumni center, written when the project was sti…

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Working out the UX

The team developing the user experience for the Story Cascades for the University of Oregon Alumni Center.

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