Design 	is not just pretty products, 	 	 	 					 it’s a Strategy 							 	        					 for 	change. Lauren Magrisso Portf...
My personal ethos is to create a more socially, environmentally,and economically sustainable future by means of innovation...
Table of Contents   Innovation: Degree in Design Strategy   Design Thinking: Campus Compost Initiative   Design Research: ...
Finding the apparel focus of my                        fashion degree to be too narrow,                        I wanted to...
Every moment outside of class, I followedthe discourse of the designcommunity                  Define | Research | Ideate ...
I realized that the notion of   design had developed.Design Strategy   Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result
“The world of design is on the cuspof change. Design is rapidly movingfrom posters and toasters to includeprocesses, syste...
Design Strategy   Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result
In the volatile world of                 today, professionals are                 expected to be hybrids.                 ...
I compiled a list of                                              methods, skills, and                                    ...
core competenciesmy pro-waited..             Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result   Design Strategy
I selected courses to fulfill the competencies. Upon     completing the curriculum, I created a proposal for the     revie...
It was approved, and sited unanimously by the committee as the best program proposed in theinterdisciplinary studies progr...
As President of Student’s for                                                Ecological Design, sought                    ...
To kick off our brainstorming charette, weinvited UC grounds crew to our meeting tolearn the history of composting at UC. ...
From the background info, we became aware of what we didn’t know. I divided         the group up into teams to do more in-...
We synthesized our research, and visualized our concepts.		 I invited key stakeholders to our “Compost Forum”			        - ...
Upon refining our concepts, we defined our   strategy for implementationCompost Initiative   Define | Research | Ideate | ...
Our deliverables were two fold:             A vermicomposting bin pilot project within DAAP             serving 100 studen...
School Supplies   Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result
Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result   School Supplies
School Supplies   Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result
Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result   School Supplies
School Supplies   Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result
Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result   School Supplies
School Supplies   Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result
Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result   School Supplies
How can I add    value to your    team?Adding Value   Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result
I’m not afraid to take risks.                                             From moving to rural                            ...
I play well with others.Working side by side with brilliantpeople inspires me to pushmyself to be a teammate youcan count ...
Working side by side with brilliantMy natural curiosity and love for exploration help me to uncover others’nascient desire...
I am a translator.                                        From 5 studio experiences                                       ...
I am a design advocate.                              I have witnessed the                              impact of design in...
Thank you.LaurenMagrisso@gmail.com847-530-0898
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  1. 1. Design is not just pretty products, it’s a Strategy for change. Lauren Magrisso Portfolio 2011
  2. 2. My personal ethos is to create a more socially, environmentally,and economically sustainable future by means of innovation,collaboration, and empathy.
  3. 3. Table of Contents Innovation: Degree in Design Strategy Design Thinking: Campus Compost Initiative Design Research: Understanding College Students Adding Value: How I can be an asset to your team
  4. 4. Finding the apparel focus of my fashion degree to be too narrow, I wanted to study the interplay between design and business. So I asked myself, “if I could have my dream degree, what would it look like?” Here is my journey . . .Design Strategy Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result
  5. 5. Every moment outside of class, I followedthe discourse of the designcommunity Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result Design Strategy
  6. 6. I realized that the notion of design had developed.Design Strategy Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result
  7. 7. “The world of design is on the cuspof change. Design is rapidly movingfrom posters and toasters to includeprocesses, systems and organizatons.Design is now seen as a strategic -Marty Neumeier, BusinessWeek Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result Design Strategy
  8. 8. Design Strategy Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result
  9. 9. In the volatile world of today, professionals are expected to be hybrids. I seek to be part designer, part marketer, and part social science researcher.Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result Design Strategy
  10. 10. I compiled a list of methods, skills, and knowledge that I would want to have I submited upon graduation, posal and and characterized them into six core competencies.Design Strategy Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result
  11. 11. core competenciesmy pro-waited.. Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result Design Strategy
  12. 12. I selected courses to fulfill the competencies. Upon completing the curriculum, I created a proposal for the review committee. Everyone else wrote a paper. I made a Gen Course Title Course Number A W S Credits Ed SS, Ethnographic Methods 15ANTH504 I 4 DC NA Methods- Social Research 15SOC321 I 3 NA Market Research 22MKTG573, O O 4 574 NA Buyer Behavior 22MKTG485 O O 4 NA Human Factors 15PSYC729 O 3 QR Elementary Probability and 15STAT147 X 3 Statistics TOTAL 21 I submitted my proposal and waited..Design Strategy Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result
  13. 13. It was approved, and sited unanimously by the committee as the best program proposed in theinterdisciplinary studies program’s history.With such positive feedback from industry and high demand from students, Vice-Provost ofUndergraduate Affairs is looking to turn the degree into a UC Forward Minor. Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result Design Strategy
  14. 14. As President of Student’s for Ecological Design, sought to lead a multi-disciplinary group of students to design and implement an innovative compost system for the university campus.Compost Initiative Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result
  15. 15. To kick off our brainstorming charette, weinvited UC grounds crew to our meeting tolearn the history of composting at UC. Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result Compost Initiative
  16. 16. From the background info, we became aware of what we didn’t know. I divided the group up into teams to do more in-depth research: -case studies and best practices -ethnography of student waste removal practices -composting product designs. Compost Initiative Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result
  17. 17. We synthesized our research, and visualized our concepts. I invited key stakeholders to our “Compost Forum” - UC Administration - Office of Sustainability Staff -A local Composting expert. We presented our findings to the forum for review Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result Compost Initiative
  18. 18. Upon refining our concepts, we defined our strategy for implementationCompost Initiative Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result
  19. 19. Our deliverables were two fold: A vermicomposting bin pilot project within DAAP serving 100 students in five studios. A compost feasibility report I presented to our administration.Due to our pilot project and $20,000 cost savings to the universityin five years, administration agreed to spread the program campuswide in 2011-2012. Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result Compost Initiative
  20. 20. School Supplies Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result
  21. 21. Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result School Supplies
  22. 22. School Supplies Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result
  23. 23. Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result School Supplies
  24. 24. School Supplies Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result
  25. 25. Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result School Supplies
  26. 26. School Supplies Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result
  27. 27. Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result School Supplies
  28. 28. How can I add value to your team?Adding Value Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result
  29. 29. I’m not afraid to take risks. From moving to rural India for three months to creating my own degree, I know that when one combines thoughtful consideration, a touch of intuition, and extreme dedication, taking the road less traveled pays off. Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result Adding Value
  30. 30. I play well with others.Working side by side with brilliantpeople inspires me to pushmyself to be a teammate youcan count on.Adding Value Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result
  31. 31. Working side by side with brilliantMy natural curiosity and love for exploration help me to uncover others’nascient desires and translate them into to push strategies. people inspires me actionable myself to be a teammate you can count on. I have a knack for research. Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result Adding Value
  32. 32. I am a translator. From 5 studio experiences with multi cultural, generational, and disciplinary teams, and travel experiences to 5 continents of the globe, I have learned the languages of business and engineering and can communicate across bariers.Adding Value Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result
  33. 33. I am a design advocate. I have witnessed the impact of design in divergent settings. I have come to realize that human-centered design transcends our differences, and that all can benefit from its application. Define | Research | Ideate | Refine | Result Adding Value
  34. 34. Thank you.LaurenMagrisso@gmail.com847-530-0898

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