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Mapping Our Projects

Our community is made up of designers, collaborators, project participants – all forming a partnership to work on projects for the social good. Using googleMaps, we locate our project sites in Mexico.
Date :14 Sep
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Typography (video on)

    Wim Crouwell Interview with Dutch graphic designer and typographer Wim Crouwel at Galerie Anatome in Paris, 02/2007.   A clip from the feature-length documentary Helvetica, featuring Dutch design legend Wim Crouwel.  Erik von Blokland Round typefaces keep going in and out of...
Date :10 Sep
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visualization

  Mapping the Human ‘Diseasome’ (May 5, 2008)Researchers created a map linking different diseases, represented by circles, to the genes they have in common, represented by squares. Map | Related Article: Redefining Disease, Genes and All  
Date :10 Sep
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Seminars in Global Health

The design of the identity and web site for the UF seminars in global health, to inform prospective students about this interdisciplinary course and create an online archive available for students and colleagues world-wide.
Date :09 Sep
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Designers

Maria Rogal Office of Design, Innovation & DevelopmentAssociate Professor, Graphic DesignUniversity of Florida School of Art + Art History w: mariarogal.com 2009–2010 Projects Abby Chryst Ariella Mostkoff Greg Cole Yesenia Rivero Gabriela Hernandez Laila Simonovsky Mike...
Date :09 Sep
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resources

Albert Schweitzer wrote “Start early to instill in your students awareness that they are on this earth to help and serve others; that is as important to pass on to them as knowledge. The most important thing in education is to make young people think for themselves.”...
Date :08 Sep
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Design Thinking is everywhere

Design Thinking is EverywhereLately, I’ve been coming across more and more organizations and people who are promoting innovation, design, and thinking differently as a way to make change. It’s not that we haven’t all known this all along, it’s just that it...
Date :24 Aug
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field research

English – > 8.8.2008. Summary of the feedback from Marcos Cante (36, Señor, Quintana Roo) and Herbé Chim Ake (41, Miuxupip, Yucatán) about the projects for the public good – products of the MFA graphic design program at the University of Florida spring graduate seminar in...
Date :09 Aug
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empowerment / empoderamiento

Gaby showing Marcos how Joomla! works as Herbé learns too.
Date :09 Aug
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writing every day

Mornings are fabulous here. Up at 6:30 with the birds flying – so many in the morning and at dusk. Work and life must be good because I am not naturally a morning person.
Date :08 Aug
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wednesday at xyaat

Wednesday we had a 6 hour meeting at Cooperativa Xyaat in Señor. Among their many projects, Xyaat works in communitarian tourism which is focused on sharing modern Maya culture with others.
Date :07 Aug
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packing. monday night.

For so many reasons, this is the first time I am heading back to Yucatán since January of this year. I am going with Gaby. We’re flying JetBlue from Orlando direct to Cancun.
Date :05 Aug
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