March 31, 2015 Maker – Person, Identity, or Culture?
Maker Def

Agency by Design project manager Jen Ryan examines the use of the word maker and offers an alternative reframing for an emerging field.

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December 13, 2013 A TEDx Talk about the Maker Mind: Why Having a Sensitivity to Design Matters

Agency by Design project manager Jen Ryan describes her experience discussing the “maker mind” at TEDxDirigo.

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September 29, 2013 Welcoming the New Oakland Learning Community

Agency by Design researchers welcome the new Oakland Learning Community.

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June 4, 2013 Reflections on a Moving Project

Several weeks ago, our core research team (myself, Shari, Jess, Edward, and Raquel) and our west coast liaison (Wendy) met for a two-day work retreat. We came with easels, markers, laptops, and a desire to reflect on year one of the Agency by Design project, assess and discuss our evolving research questions, and look forward to the […]

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February 4, 2013 A Culture (and Economy) of Making and Sharing

The maker movement is no doubt still trending. But what’s driving this resurgence in the inclination to make? And is it a part of a larger socio/economic shift to a shared, participatory culture?

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