resources for MSU students [or whoever]

Posted on by tyler galloway


designing social change by andrew shea
features two different kcai student projects.

design for the real world: human ecology and social change by victor papanek

citizen designer: perspectives on design responsibility edited by steven heller and veronique vienne

graphic agitation by liz mcquiston


blogs / websites

social design notes

change observer



another limited rebellion

favianna rodriguez

design action collective

conscious commuter

little things lab

founded by two former kcai students and employing a recent kcai grad.

project H design

brute labs

free range studios



tons more stuff can be found in my delicious bookmarks. go crazy! 

free idea #3

Posted on by tyler galloway

"their are rules, you know!"

a book of grammatically incorrect rules about grammar. here's the first, to get you started:  a preposition is something you should never, never end a sentence in.

please give me 9.5% of all profits you make from this gem.  

this idea is free to use, co-opt, or otherwise exploit. let me know if you want to discuss further or contact me if you use it.

conversation maps, part 1

Posted on by tyler galloway

three years ago i had an idea in an elective i taught, called stories of the city, that i referred to as "conversation maps". the point was to use them as a way to record interactions with people in the community, organize the information, and be able to utilize it to gain new insights. 

finally, i'm actually attempting to use it myself to map a couple of my initial interviews with k.c. bike activists. it's not all pretty just yet and it may not get any better. it was somewhat useful to go back through my notes and do this. i hope it will help me to sort through issues and ideas more easily as i move forward.

screen grab of the top half of the map. 

screen grab of (most of) the bottom half of the map.

two-wheeled trips

Posted on by tyler galloway

one idea i had recently for my sabbatical projects was to design a website with a social component that would allow people to input bike trips they've made and see how much gas, money, and emissions they've saved, as well as add up miles and calories burned. then you could share that info on FB and twitter. there could even be a challenge component to it, allowing friends, groups, or even cities to compete against each other. the point of it is to encourage people to use bikes for various trips (commuting, eating out, small errands, visiting friends) rather than cars. 

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