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My grandma was a Maker

My grandmother, Grace, passed away nearly a year ago. She was a maker and hacker, although she wouldn’t have used those terms, her whole life. Everything was a prototype. If something didn’t quite work right, she’d go to her tractor shed or basement and find some parts and improve it. Her meat grinder had a suction cup stand she robbed… Read more →

Design for yourself

I did’t train as an engineer or anthropologist —two of the more common pathways into design thinking. In fact, I found the language and tools of design after I was well into my career in healthcare. I’m aware I’m not a seasoned designer, but not always sure I know what I don’t know…I am, as Noel Burch would say, consciously incompetent. Lately, I’ve… Read more →