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I got my job as a designer without going to design school.

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Urban Wander: Curating a City's Hidden Public Spaces

As a San Francisco native and resident, I’ve accumulated a long list of local spots to share with visiting friends and family. These public...

As a San Francisco native and resident, I’ve accumulated a long list of local spots to share with visiting friends and family. These public spaces provide a more vibrant city experience and make up the authentic fabric of San Francisco (sorry, Pier 39!). Everyone has their own favorite hidden spots throughout the city that might include stairwells, parklets, murals, slides, and POPOS.

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This Instagram for Maps Will Make a Cartographer Out of You Yet

Good-looking maps used to be the domain of experts. That’s been changing quite a bit in the last few years, and it’s easier than ever now for...

Good-looking maps used to be the domain of experts. That’s been changing quite a bit in the last few years, and it’s easier than ever now for developers to access mapping data (the recent State of the Map US conference was a great place to hear about this). Never content to leave well enough alone, we thought we’d kick this sideways a bit and make it easy for the rest of us to make some great stuff.

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This post is part of a series from students in the Master of Arts in Social Design program at Maryland Institute College of Art, which focuses on how design can reimagine solutions to world challenges. Over eight weeks, MASD students will each share part of their personal thesis journey. Follow the series at good.is/MASD.\n

"Before we start, I want you to promise me something," Lee said, his eyes serious.

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