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NEW SITE COMING SOON!

New Work + New Focus = New Site

Stay Tuned for our site launching soon.…

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Digital Prosthetics, Connectivity and Augmentation

The Non Discrete Architectures Symposium organized by Shawn Rickenbacker, and generously sponsored by Motorola and U Penn Graduate School of Design took place on April 2nd & 3rd, 2015.  If your interested in the future of robots, walking 3D printers …

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Digital Prosthetics, Connectivity and Augmentation

The Non Discrete Architectures Symposium organized by Shawn Rickenbacker, and generously sponsored by Motorola and U Penn Graduate School of Design took place on April 2nd & 3rd, 2015.  If your interested in the future of robots, walking 3D printers …

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WRONG X DESIGN

Wrong by Design

While working with colleagues Azu and Ilya in Barcelona on an on-going project with school children and food we revisited a strategy to continue to creatively misalign specific ideas with a set of broad problems centered around …

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WRONG X DESIGN

Wrong by Design

While working with colleagues Azu and Ilya in Barcelona on an on-going project with school children and food we revisited a strategy to continue to creatively misalign specific ideas with a set of broad problems centered around …

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UDD’s Shawn Rickenbacker speaks at CityAge || Build the Future

CityAge || Build the Future,  is a platform for ideas and business development, designed to enable new partnerships among the business, government and societal leaders who are shaping the 21st Century.  Taking place in Waterloo, Ontario ranked 16th amongst …

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UDD’s Shawn Rickenbacker speaks at CityAge || Build the Future

CityAge || Build the Future,  is a platform for ideas and business development, designed to enable new partnerships among the business, government and societal leaders who are shaping the 21st Century.  Taking place in Waterloo, Ontario ranked 16th amongst …

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Up Next? Quantified Communities

Following a great UDD team effort and the DESIGNxNYC exhibition of NYELI (our data driven re-design of a NYC Public School Tray Alternative) we’ ve come to realize how particular communities like a typical NYC Public School record, measure and …

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Up Next? Quantified Communities

Following a great UDD team effort and the DESIGNxNYC exhibition of NYELI (our data driven re-design of a NYC Public School Tray Alternative) we’ ve come to realize how particular communities like a typical NYC Public School record, measure and …

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MTA Pay Close Attention: Virtual Grocery Lets Koreans Browse Grocery Aisles While Waiting for the Subway

We’ re not sure why we have not heard about more progressive strategies by the MTA to generate revenue with out raising fares and cutting service.  As a NY’er and regular commuter minus my biking days I personally am vexed …

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MTA Pay Close Attention: Virtual Grocery Lets Koreans Browse Grocery Aisles While Waiting for the Subway

We’ re not sure why we have not heard about more progressive strategies by the MTA to generate revenue with out raising fares and cutting service.  As a NY’er and regular commuter minus my biking days I personally am vexed …

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UDD’s “NYELI” at NYCxDESIGN / Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

UDD has been selected to exhibit its ongoing work for the redesign of the NYC Public School lunch trays at NYCxDESIGN, May 10-21 2013.  The brainchild of City Council Speaker and Mayoral Candidate Christine C. Quinn’s office NYCxDESIGN is

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UDD’s “NYELI” at NYCxDESIGN / Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

UDD has been selected to exhibit its ongoing work for the redesign of the NYC Public School lunch trays at NYCxDESIGN, May 10-21 2013.  The brainchild of City Council Speaker and Mayoral Candidate Christine C. Quinn’s office NYCxDESIGN is

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UDD accepted into the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program

To begin 2013 we’re excited to have been accepted into the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program.  Through the program, UDD will now have access to a global network of smart, diverse, and progressive entrepreneurs tackling problems and creating new platforms and …

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UDD accepted into the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program

To begin 2013 we’re excited to have been accepted into the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program.  Through the program, UDD will now have access to a global network of smart, diverse, and progressive entrepreneurs tackling problems and creating new platforms and …

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Strategic Design: Africa 101

Emerging markets have been hailed as the future of a global economy. This is in part an effort to extend US economic growth to wherever it may lie.  In the case of my most recent discussions, Africa is that enormous …

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Strategic Design: Africa 101

Emerging markets have been hailed as the future of a global economy. This is in part an effort to extend US economic growth to wherever it may lie.  In the case of my most recent discussions, Africa is that enormous …

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Energy Crisis Gaming

The prophecy of our current energy crisis is in many respects old news.  You may recall Jimmy Carter’s 1977 plea to the american public http://bit.ly/YLYgK  then interpreted as a tedious history lesson. The tone of the speech was indeed somber …

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Energy Crisis Gaming

The prophecy of our current energy crisis is in many respects old news.  You may recall Jimmy Carter’s 1977 plea to the american public http://bit.ly/YLYgK  then interpreted as a tedious history lesson. The tone of the speech was indeed somber …

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UDD Urban Water Hacking + Innovative Devices

UDD participated in a collective Water Hackathon at the Parson Design and Technology Lab, hosted by Internet of Things and Ushahidi.  The goal put our collective minds together and hack a robust low-cost water quality monitoring device. We worked with …

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UDD Urban Water Hacking + Innovative Devices

UDD participated in a collective Water Hackathon at the Parson Design and Technology Lab, hosted by Internet of Things and Ushahidi.  The goal put our collective minds together and hack a robust low-cost water quality monitoring device. We worked with …

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UDD + Partners considered for Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Grant

Enrich, Inspire, Envision, Build

UDD and partners, Gaia Institute, Green Map and NYC Soil & Water Conservation District have been selected from over 400 applications for consideration of a Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Grant.  Without question we are excited about …

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UDD + Partners considered for Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Grant

Enrich, Inspire, Envision, Build

UDD and partners, Gaia Institute, Green Map and NYC Soil & Water Conservation District have been selected from over 400 applications for consideration of a Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Grant.  Without question we are excited about …

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