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UIX: GRPS Transformation Plan is using design thinking to incorporate stakeholder voices

GRPS stakeholders gathered at schools in the four different quadrants of the district to sound off on their concerns, talk about what they're proud of, and even what they're angry about. And the district is listening to every word with the help of design thinking.

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The innovative people making GR a city for entrepreneurs

“Making It In Grand Rapids” is a series about local entrepreneurs and the issues that matter in building a sustainable startup-friendly community.

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RapidChat: Stefan Sagmeister on Why Beauty Matters

Beauty is commonly defined as the characteristic of an animal, idea, object, person, or place that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction. But what role does it actually play within our lives? For West Michigan Design Week, renowned creative, Stegan Sagmeister, will talk to Grand Rapidians about Why Beauty Matters, and more.

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Archives preserves West Michigan's rich design heritage

The West Michigan Design Archives was formed by designers Barbara Loveland and Linda Powell, for anyone who appreciates good design. With work from companies like Herman Miller and French Paper, the archives aim to showcase the craft and history of design to a new generation of designers.

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A celebration of the craft: Design Week in its fifth year

West Michigan Design Week is finally here. In its fifth year, this week-long event series, produced by AIGA West Michigan, celebrates the talented designers of all disciplines, inviting sought-after artists from across the country to speak, as well as local designers, to showcase their work, process, and passion.
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