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Better Block | Community, Engagement, Innovation - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

"Dozens of college students, including three vanloads from Kansas State University ... used imagination coupled with elbow grease and donated materials to demonstrate how Grand could look and feel if it was a more urbane street. 

Rolling out stretches of coiled burlap to establish temporary curbs, they narrowed the width of what's now a boring runway for traffic from six lanes to three. The areas recaptured from cars were then decorated with donated potted trees, shrubs and flowers so people could actually feel the experience of wider sidewalks ... and even a temporary bus shelter that was so convincing that buses began stopping there to pick up passengers." (emphasis added)


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Communication and Culture in Community Experience Design - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

Communication and Culture in Community Experience Design - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

For creating community this week through experience design, the MOOC creators bridge from space change to their civic mission. When Terry Calhoun yesterday quoted a friend describing our MOJO communications as building a bridge while crossing it, I felt not only the sense of the risky experience but also the efficiency and excitement of real-time design in collaboration. The readings this week anchor participatory design in real experiences and incredibly thoughtful process. They also make me want to follow the threads further back and further forward.


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