It is my recommendation that company hiring departments create a service that seeks to fulfill these “hidden” needs unearthed in the co-design session. Of the values discussed in that session (love, family, self discovery, social good, education, and spirituality), three values, love, family, and self discovery, participants would not compromise on, and will not choose work over…
At first, I had a hypothesis that gap years are a somewhat new custom that is unique to our generation. The millennial generation and rise of the “gig” economy have led to our valuing freedom over job stability, something that is very different than the habits of Gen X or Baby Boomers.
The goals of this smart system is to coordinate the vehicles of a city at intersections to move without collisions, resulting a choreographed “dance” of passing vehicles that do not stop, but merely pass without accidents. This performance is measured by the expediency of vehicles to their destination, accuracy of crossing, and overall efficiency of fuel economy on all vehicles.
The past decade there have been increase in disasters throughout the world. According to the New England Journal of Medicine: “there were three times as many natural disasters from 2000 through 2009 as there were from 1980 through 1989...” [Leanings]. Additionally, due to this about 300 million people throughout the world live either in violence or are left homeless
In this seven week project, we started out with a generic Procter-Silex brand toaster. After taking it apart down to its most simple parts, we examined each component in order to learn about inefficiencies in its design for easy assembly, manufacturing, and overall impact on…
Its been a crazy eventful two weeks now since I’ve landed in Pittsburgh. Hurried to orientation an hour after my flight landed, and hit the ground running with lectures that day. I had suspected that the Master of Integrated Innovation program would be quite challenging, but I had no idea; it’s really hard, man!
I find the loneliness/isolation is a powerful thing. It can either make you or it can break you. The past few months sometimes have really been an exercise in being with myself and my thoughts and silence.
Yes, I quit my job half a year ago (getting tired of telling the same story over and over again). I'm spending a year studying because, as cheesy as it sounds, I really do want to use my skills to help people. Anyway