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College of Design

Cities in the Third Industrial Revolution

Thomas Fisher | Posted 05.06.2014 | Technology
Thomas Fisher

Why continue to build infrastructure as if people will still commute between where they live and work when the new economy will see increasing numbers of people living, working, and making things in the same location?

Our Gutenberg Moment

Thomas Fisher | Posted 09.22.2013 | Technology
Thomas Fisher

The librarian T. Scott Plutchak has called this "our Gutenberg moment," referring to the impact that digital technology has already had on libraries.

An Education in Creative Courage

Thomas Fisher | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education
Thomas Fisher

See the WWW Conference as an educational wake-up call. School should be about equipping students not just with the skills, but also with the self-confidence to pursue their passions, regardless of what others may think.

Cutting Health Care Costs Through Design

Thomas Fisher | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Thomas Fisher

We can no longer afford bad design. In fact, the real luxury in this country has been our tolerance of so much bad design -- sloppy procedures, careless processes, and wasteful products -- that costs us way more than we can possibly sustain.

Tenure: Use It or Lose It

Thomas Fisher | Posted 10.17.2011 | Education
Thomas Fisher

Recent efforts in statehouses around the United States to abolish public employees' and K-12 teachers' collective bargaining rights suggest that attacks on the tenure system in public higher education will not be far behind.