Project Blog

First Week and First Impressions

July 15, 2012

In our daily lives, we are most likely spending time doing things rather than thinking about them. And once you stop and take time to look deeper into you, it’s at the same time a very interesting and a overwhelming exercise.


Event: Designing for Social Change

November 1, 2011

Please join us for this year’s celebration of World Usability Day presented by the New York City Usability Professional’s Association. This year’s topic is Designing for Social Change. Bloomberg, our generous corporate sponsor, will host the event at their New York Headquarters. November 10, 2011 6:00 – 9:00 pm Come hear an inspiring panel of … Continue reading Event: Designing for Social Change


¡Revive! reflections by Bess

August 15, 2011

Led by three IMPACT! students (Ana, Nathalia, and Bess), the business enhancement project entitled “¡Revive! Port Richmond, store by store” took place this weekend in Port Richmond, Staten Island. These 12 lovely people donated their Saturday afternoon to revamp a storefront on the main business corridor of Port Richmond in order to demonstrate the power … Continue reading ¡Revive! reflections by Bess


The “thank you” slide

August 14, 2011

Yesterday Bess, Nathalia and I had the big event for our project ¡Revive! Port Richmond. ¡Revive! basically promotes improving the storefronts of Port Richmond Av. (Staten Island) to bring people together, strengthen safety and welcome shoppers. We chose a store and set a date (yesterday) and improved its storefront to make a buzz and make … Continue reading The “thank you” slide


The Last Brink by Etienne

August 11, 2011

In a few days we’ll be in the last week of the summer design residency and it’s been a whirlwind of ahhhh’s! Design thinking on ideas… projects… presentations — I’ve gotten a chance to meet and listen in on a lot of cool projects from social innovators and entrepreneurs from all across the borders. It’s … Continue reading The Last Brink by Etienne


2011 Impact! Project Presentations

August 9, 2011

Please Join Us for the 2011 Impact! Presentations _____________________________________________ SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Team Project Presentations 10:00 am – 12:00 noon Focusing on economic and community development for: Brooklyn: Southwest Brooklyn IDC Manhattan: Lower East Side Business Improvement District Queens: East River Development Alliance Staten Island: Northfield Community LDC Big Idea Project Presentations 2:00 pm – 5:00 … Continue reading 2011 Impact! Project Presentations


Meaning has Value

August 6, 2011

Most every day at Impact! is fun and inspiring in one way or another, but this week was especially chock-full of excitement. Not only did we successfully present our Team Project ideas to our clients, we had a pizza-party-movie-night, AND we got to spend two class sessions with Lee Davis. The man behind NESsT taught … Continue reading Meaning has Value