Do we really think we’re going to change the world?

Illustration by Shannon Levin. Learn more about our illustrators. Do we really think we’re going to change the world? Making an impact while knowing our limits Like any good tool, design can only do so much. Not every problem needs a hammer, and not every opportunity needs design. Our role is supporting other changemakers in theirContinue reading “Do we really think we’re going to change the world?”

How can Human-Centered Design be Useful?

Illustration by Shannon Levin. Learn more about our illustrators. How can Human-Centered Design be Useful? If you’ve gotten this far in our website or newsletter, you’ve heard at least a bit about human-centered design as a creative process for addressing challenges. But how can it actually be helpful for you, in your situation? Here are threeContinue reading “How can Human-Centered Design be Useful?”

Rooted in Place, Building Relationships: Being in St. Louis

Something that was fundamental for us in beginning Public Design Bureau is being grounded in the St. Louis region as our home base. While our collaborations might take place around the country, building practice that is rooted in our community here is crucial. Here are a few reasons it matters to us…

Hello World Part 1: An introduction to the Public Design Bureau founders

Annemarie and Liz have known each other for a very long time (from the very first day of freshman year of college!), and have fortunately ended up traveling down paths that led to collaboration with each other in many formats and contexts, from theater productions to design competitions to human-centered design projects.