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D4D Initiative

As social designers, we work directly with indigenous artisans, farmers, and organizers on their entrepreneurial initiatives, exploring ways graphic design/visual communication can be useful for people in this context.
  • Kuxtal Sian Ka'an
  • Gualberto Cazanova

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making connections

It’s Wednesday (day 7). I followed up on three projects which are all going well. This trip has fostered progress and resolution.
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reading: entrepreneurship, honey

>When Chocolate Is a Way of Life  A group of cacao farmers in Ecuador have become the world’s most unusual chocolate entrepreneurs by making...
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space resources

LOST VALUES explores the beauty and melancholy of craft to challenge the aesthetics and function of smart fabrics and this way emphasize the...
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Pantone Color Conversion

Great site that helps convert pantone colors to hex numbers and rgb colors so that we can use them on the web.  There is even a way to test it to...
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Maria Rogal

    Current Associate Professor of Graphic Design, University of Florida Research interests design theory, semiotics, ethnography, typography,...
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Potter Devoted to Clean Water

Ron Rivera, Potter Devoted to Clean Water, Dies at 60 September 14, 2008 in the NY Times Mr. Rivera pioneered ceramic water filters that cut in...
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Mapping Our Projects

Our community is made up of designers, collaborators, project participants – all forming a partnership to work on projects for the social good....
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Typography (video on)

    Wim Crouwell Interview with Dutch graphic designer and typographer Wim Crouwel at Galerie Anatome in Paris, 02/2007.   A clip from the...
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visualization

  Mapping the Human ‘Diseasome’ (May 5, 2008)Researchers created a map linking different diseases, represented by circles, to the genes they...
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