Browsing All Posts published on »May, 2011«

Things We Like: A Conference/Festival That Uses The City As A Game Board.

May 27, 2011

Things We Like

Come out and play! I regularly use games to accelerate learning, team building, design insights and establish an attitude of relentlessly playful testing, experimentation and failure in a learning or design process. As you can see from the recent posts by two of our #teendesignheroes,  Jeisson and Diana, the transformative power of including games in […]

A Few Thoughts On The Merits Of Using Play To Accomplish Great Things.

May 24, 2011

News, Writing

Recently, Bea Beste, an education entrepreneur who has started a number of schools K-12 schools in Berlin, asked me about the basic ideas behind Public Workshop. Bea was particularly interested in the role that play serves in our approach and work. Play is so embedded in Public Workshop‘s work that I rarely talk about it as […]

News:We’re Presenting Our Unique Participatory Design + Learning Tools In Chicago-May 28th.

May 19, 2011

Events, News

A Longitudinal Study of Shared Space Street Improvements And Older People’s Quality Of Life– Catharine Ward Thompson, Susana Alves, Peter Aspinall, Jenny Roe and Affonso Zuin Examining The Spatial And Temporal Patterns In Children’s Neighborhood-Based Activity And Mobility Using Personal Monitoring Technology –Jason Gilliand and Janet Loebach The Effects Of Casino Design, Restorative Images And […]

News:Public Workshop + Partners Awarded NEA Grant To Create Innovative Youth Design Prog.

May 15, 2011

News, Our Work

We couldn’t be more pleased to announce that the National Endowment For The Arts recently awarded Public Workshop, in partnership with openhousenewyork and DreamYard, a grant to create an innovative youth-led community design leadership program in the Bronx. openhousenewyork is an organization that unlocks New York City’s architecture, infrastructure and hidden spaces in all five […]

News:Public Workshop To Work On Austin Master Plan W/Michael Van Valkenburgh Assoc.

May 15, 2011

News, Our Work

Lady Bird Lake, Town Lake, or the Colorado River? It doesn’t really matter which name you choose to call the large swath of water that cuts through Downtown Austin, it remains one the natural features that makes Austin a particularly great place to live. Indeed, over the years it has become one the the quintessential […]