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Action Mill Orthotics

Things are out of whack. It hurts just to move around. It's been like this for a while now and it doesn't seem to be getting better.

The Blue Yarn

Listening to the 99% Invisible Podcast last week, I came across a story that says a lot about the Action Mill’s approach to our work, particularly with our partners working on health reform in Vermont. To understand how we think about using design as a strategy, take 10 minutes and listen to the podcast at the end of this post. Read more…

Designing, not Choosing

Decisions are, at their best, meaningful actions. And when a decision is a meaningful action, it is because it was designed, not just chosen. In our work, personal and our small “p” political lives, we have lost the craft of “making” decisions.

What is blue?

When I was a kid, I spent many a weekend afternoon in the Nova video tape library (my dad was a producer on the PBS series) watching science documentaries, one after another. The ideas and themes of those programs still influence my thinking about our work, particularly the ones that focused on how we understand and interact with the world around us.

Canary in the coal mine

We believe in facing hard conversations head on. Sometimes, in the space of those conversations, one of us may have a nagging sense that we are being lead in the wrong direction, or that something is just off in the way we are approaching the problem.

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