DESIGN POWERED BY DATA

Our aim is to assist our clients in improving quality of life and user experience across physical and digital platforms. As a research and design consultancy, we incorporate data into the decision, policy making and design processes through analysis, visualization, actual programming and design. We connect the dots operating at various platforms; public to private, and digital to physical, making concrete connections to spearhead positive and effective change.
UDD's "NYELI" at NYCxDESIGN / Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

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

Strategic Design: Africa 101

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 …

Energy Crisis Gaming

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 …

Why Detroit Matters

Why Detroit Matters

This week at UDD we’ve been confronted with that nagging design question,  is North America lagging behind the rest of world in its ability to address pressing problems creatively?  The history of design, as our unnamed colleague put it, as
Re.Vision Dallas

Re.Vision Dallas

How can data support the creation and predict the sustainability of a new Zero Carbon neighborhood comprised of 500 new units of housing, schools, retail, community services, parks, car sharing and parking? Working with R+L Architects, this award winning design …

Smarter Chinatown Tourism NYC 2011

Smarter Chinatown Tourism NYC 2011

The amalgamation of things that makes Chinatown, well Chinatown, are as diverse as the people who set out daily through its maze of streets, offerings and unique experiences. Beset amongst a backdrop of sales people hawking goods, classic tenement buildings, …

The Return of the Follies: World Expo 2020

The Return of the Follies: World Expo 2020

NYC thanks to Mayor Bloomberg and Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan has made great strides in providing much needed and improved public space; the Hudson River and Riverside parks, arterial bike paths throughout the city, and urban plazas crafted …

Bowery Buffer

Bowery Buffer

The Bowery Buffer tackles a notoriously dangerous street crossing connecting Eastern and Western sections of Chinatown.…

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