Out Of My Hands DC

Out of My Hands: Washington, DC Tue, Oct 16, 2012 Polygraph 528 F Street Terrace SE Washington, DC 20003 For the second night of AIGA DC Design Week 2012, participants joined workshop

Out Of My Hands Baltimore

A Participatory Workshop led by Helen Armstrong and Zvezdana Stojmirovic Monday, Oct 15, 2012, Maryland Institute College of Art photography by Jennifer Marin To launch AIGA Baltimore’s Design Week 2012,

Critique Prompt Project

Hello Designers and Educators! We want to improve the graphic design critique through a new  flickr project. We’re collecting critique prompts from awesome people like you, and we’d love for

Participate Pilsen!

Participate Pilsen! Rod Northcutt (Miami Assistant Professor of Sculpture) and I travelled to the Czech Republic in July to lead a Participatory Art and Design Workshop at The University of

Crowdsourced Design or Cheap Labor?

One of our students asked me recently about design sites that claim to crowdsource design. Although many fabulous participatory projects are currently happening that use peer production in innovative ways


Participate has been translated into Korean! A Chinese version is in the works.  

Participatory Design Workshop at University of Tennessee

Last week I traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee, to lead a participatory design workshop with University of Tennessee juniors. The assignment:Find 20 people who have something unusual in common. Construct a

Design Double Feature Book Launch

In November, MICA graciously hosted a Design Double Feature Book Launch celebrating the release of my new book Participate: Designing with User-Generated Content (Princeton Architectural Press) along with Ellen Lupton’s