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metaLAB Harvard

“Like all platforms for experimentation, metaLAB is less a destination than a perpetual work in progress. Rooted in the arts and humanities, straddling scholarly, critical, and creative practice, it is a community of scholars, designers, artists, makers, technologists, curators, and educators dedicated to modeling new forms of cultural communication, creative and critical practice, and knowledge production.”



Design Museum Foundation

“We believe design can change the world. Done well, it can elevate our quality of life, make businesses more competitive, and protect our environment. Design is a creative problem solving process — and problems come in all shapes and sizes. Creating a new product is a type of problem, so is figuring out how a business enters a new market, or providing access to clean drinking water.”






The Jackson Laboratory

“As an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution founded in 1929, JAX leverages its unique combination of research, education, and resources to achieve its mission: to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in its shared quest to improve human health.”


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Dubberly Design Office

“Dubberly Design Office (DDO) is focused on making hardware, software, and services easier to use. Our practice is also known for excellence in information design, especially for using concept maps to represent complex topics and processes from Java and the Internet Domain Name System (DNS) to Heart Attacks and Play. We like making complex information clear and seek out complex projects.”




Design Research Society

“The DRS is the longest established, multi-disciplinary worldwide society for the design research community. The Design Research Society was founded in the UK in 1966. The origins of the Society lie in the Conference on Design Methods, held in London in 1962, which enabled a core of people to be identified who shared interests in new approaches to the process of designing…. The purpose of the DRS, as embodied in its first statement of rules, was to promote the study of and research into the process of designing in all its many fields.”




Politecnico di Milano

“Politecnico di Milano is a public scientific-technological university which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers. The University has always focused on the quality and innovation of its teaching and research, developing a fruitful relationship with business and productive world by means of experimental research and technological transfer.”







Density Design lab

“DensityDesign is a research lab at the Design Department in Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Our research revolves around information visualisation, tackling the design challenges arising from the visual exploration and communication of social and cultural phenomena.”
















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