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Spring Break in Colombia

We are thrilled to be visiting Colombia this week with a team of 7 students and 2 faculty. We received funding from Parsons‘ School of Design Strategies to conduct a

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Research Assistant: Aabhira Aditya

DEED is proud to welcome our new research assistant, Aabhira Aditya, to our team. Aabhira worked as a Product Designer after graduating from the National Institute of Fashion Technology in

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Evoke Summit at The World Bank

We were thrilled to have been able to participate in this year’s Evoke Summit at The World Bank. As describe on their website, “EVOKE was developed by the World Bank

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Summary, summer 2010

Our last few days in Guatemala were so hectic we did not get around to blog and report back on all of the work we were able to accomplish. Now,

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A story of group dynamics

As was the case with our first group, Ajkem’a Loy’a, in San Lucas Toliman, this summer we have experienced our bit of small-town gossip, envy, and jealousy, and a translation

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A new product (already!)

On Friday, during our first meeting in Santiago Zamora we briefly discussed with the cooperative that they need to be strategic about what they make in terms of pricing. As

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The tourist program

During the spring semester course at Parsons, Designing Collaborative Development, our student team prototyped ideas they felt could benefit the group of artisan women in Santiago Zamora.  The overarching idea

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Logo prototypes

We want to help Ixoki A’J Quiemo L’ (the Mayan weavers cooperative in Santiago Zamora) brand themselves so as to create stronger promotional materials for them to distribute in Antigua

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Santiago…where?

We have divided our days into doing field research around Antigua, which is the most touristy city in Guatemala, full of cafés, restaurants, and of course, tourists studying spanish and

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Our team

This is the summer 2010 team that will be working in Antigua and Santiago Zamora, Guatemala until late June.  This year we have 7 students and 1 faculty member, all

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