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Bill's Design Talks: Nonobject—A Sneak Preview


On Wednesday, May 4, 2011, come see Branko Lukic, of Nonobject studio, in conversation with Bill Moggridge.
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Bill's Design Talks: Nonobject—A Radical New Approach to Design


Does form always follow function? Within the world of product design, only a few lone voices challenge this convention. Among this group of visionary individuals is Branko Lukic, Founder and Principal of Nonobject Studio. Lukic's design philosophy presents an entirely new way of developing and experiencing the world of objects and our relationship with them.
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Understanding the American Experience


The final grand challenge posed by Secretary Wayne Clough for the new strategic plan of the Smithsonian is explained by the sentence: “America is an increasingly diverse society that shares a history, ideals, and an indomitable, innovative spirit."
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Research Chronicles


Follow my field research chronicles on twitter, starting in Kumasi, Ghana at the International Development Design Summit organized by Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and MIT. The summit aims to create equity in the distribution of research and development resources by focusing on the needs of the world’s poor.
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Behind the Scenes of Multiple Choice: from Sample to Product


Exhibitions are hard work. At Cooper-Hewitt they are planned years in advance and involve several departments cooperating towards a common goal of creating the best exhibition possible
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Video: In Their Own Words


What is the best way to convey the spirit of the work being done around the world? Footage of the exhibition objects being used in the locations where they are normally used helps provide context.
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