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About


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About


Hi, I'm Allison! I'm a designer based in Chicago, IL.

You can currently find me:

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Playful Learning


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Playful Learning


We are all continuously learning. The way we learn reflects our culture and influences our future. I'm passionate about designing for learning through visual communications and tactile experiences.

For my senior thesis I designed
STEAM learning tools for K-12 public schools.

 
 

1 + 1 = Squiggly utilizes the human-centered design process to address the needs of K-12 public school teachers and students in the classroom. It combines the practicality of national educational standards with meaningful learning through providing tangible ways to implement STEAM in public schools. Learn more at my blog.

 

 

I teach math and science through art and design.

The world is full of visual learners with boundless curiosity. By teaching mathematical and scientific concepts in a visual way we can encourage creative explorations and interpretations. I developed visuals and models to teach geometry and illustrations to teach the natural environment.

 

 

Play time is learning time.

I approach play as a way of learning. When we play, we figure out the rules and then find their limitations, making mistakes and asking questions along the way. I developed Fabler as a way of playing with stories, and Infecting Freddie to play with anatomy.

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Solar Decathlon


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Solar Decathlon


I worked with an international team to design, build, and spread the message about a solar-powered, textile passive house.

Techstyle Haus was an interdisciplinary, cross-continental collaboration between students, faculty, and industry professionals. In June 2014, we were the first team to enter Solar Decathlon with a complete textile enclosure and perform to the passive house standard. Visit www.techstylehaus.com to learn more.

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Building Design


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Building Design


I build my designs by hand, by code, and everywhere in between.

 
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Artistic Exploration


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Artistic Exploration


In my spare time, I enjoy making things.

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