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Blog: Brand Scouting

As you explore the perimeter, you scout the range of the work. In our working experience, and in being a Scout and the magnetism of sensation, you need to get close in, first hand, to understand the nature of a brand, its people, its culture; it won’t be...

Blog: The Mechanical Room

Designing for, and in, The Soul of Place For some, it might be the light of a room; for another, it might be the scent, for another — it’s the touch. And still another, it’s the vibe, as if there is a Spirit in the room. People contribute to the...

Blog: The Sound and the Fury

The Acoustical Messages of Place In my study of experience narrative design and the experiencer in place — for me and for others — I ponder the notion of sound. As a designer of places to be, to tell stories, to share ideas and products, to evoke comfort,...