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The Art of Noticing Design

Typically, one does not really think about a urinal as art until they stumble upon a replica of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. For those who do not know the story behind the piece, when Duchamp submitted the piece for an exhibition, the jury of curators did not know how to react and placed the piece in the corner. Although they attempted to hide it, Fountain is now recognized…

Meet Our New Management Team

As the semester winds down, we are making big decisions in Scout HQ, and we’re ridiculously excited to announce our new 🔥Management Team🔥! Here’s a roll call: Executive Director - Molly O’Neill Molly’s a fourth year design major, has been in Scout for two years in both the Studio and Marketing + Events teams, and has the most extensive gif/meme collection east of the Mississippi. Molly will oversee the ins-and-outs of all things Scout, ensure…

Good Design Can Change the World, Literally

When the average person is asked to explain what landscape architects and designers do, it usually centers around choosing hedges and flowers for backyards and gardens, and making things “pretty.” While this is one aspect of landscape design, it’s really only the tip of the iceberg. The majority of people do not realize that landscape architecture is more than just superficial aesthetics. Well designed spaces are not just nice to look at, but can also…

Design, Interactivity, and the Future of Journalism

An interview with Aleszu Bajak, Northeastern Journalism Adjunct Professor  The internet has changed the way we share and experience information. In the last six years, journalism has begun to embrace the digital age of interactivity, design, and visualization by borrowing from game design, entertainment, and documentaries to create a hybrid of the new and old. Publications from the New York Times to local town papers are exploring what the web means for journalism by changing…

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