February Newsletter

We have some EXCITING projects this semester, so buckle up because we have a lot to cover! Here’s what we’re up to this semester:

SCOUT OFFICE HOURS📣

Come Hangout!

Every Monday 6-7PM & Tuesday 5-6PM
Zoom Link

SOH acts as an additional resource to students for help and guidance with design-related questions and problems. From creative block to outlets for inspiration, our team offers guides and tips to overcoming these creative obstacles. Enter a virtual space for design-thinking, insight, advice!

Stay up to date with everything going on at Scout using this link

WE ANNOUNCED OUR CONFERENCE⭐️

Date / Time: Saturday, April 10th 9-5pm
Location: Virtual


Interventions: Disrupt, Scout’s annual design conference, is officially BACK for another year! You can learn more on the Interventions: Disrupt website! Interventions: Disrupt is a showcase of design thinking as a driving force for social change. Our conference unites design-thinking leaders across industries and disciplines to explore design's role in creating spaces of inclusion, activism, and community. With a series of presentations, panels, and workshops, our speakers share what inspires them to remain steadfastly committed to positive change in the face of an uncertain world.

WHAT HAS LABS BEEN UP TO?👀

Throughout the Fall Semester, Scout Labs conducted research to understand the challenges and opportunities associated with community engagement in virtual spaces in the City of Boston. They will continue developing creative solutions to these challenges, such as a landing page with engagement details and accessibility resources. At the end of this project, we hope to share solutions for virtual spaces that truly support community engagement during the pandemic and beyond.

CHECK OUT THE FALL 2020 RESEARCH & DISCOVERY REPORT!

UPDATES FROM PRODUCTION📸

This semester, Production is narrowing its focus on client work through collaborations with Studio and exploring original team projects through Scout Presents. The team will continue building off their client relationship from the Fall, producing video and photo content around the brand that the Studio team created for Rooted Living, a whole food snack company. They'll also be starting a new studio collaboration this semester with the client Kaolin Beauty, a company that creates affordable and ethically-sourced makeup products. Scout Presents is a series of short-form projects that center around entertainment and exploration in creativity and design.

THIS SEMESTER ON STUDIO✍️

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Project:
Kaolin Beauty

Kaolin creates affordable, ethically-sourced, non-toxic, zero-waste makeup products for all skin colors and types that have beautiful textures and colors and are great for your skin.

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Project:
ALEJANDRA

ALEJANDRA is an online artistic journal with a focus on social documentary photography– a genre of photography that exposes social & environmental issues through a creative, yet accurate representation of the world.

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Project:
iNERDE

iNERDE educates African youths in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve Africa and the world in the 21st century, we enable the next generation to become part of a relevant global workforce.

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Project:
PowerHouse

PowerHouse is a plug and play, fully retractable solar array, built into a shed. The shed is designed to blend in with your home and property, keeping your system out of sight when not in use, but on demand. It’s solar, in a box.

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Project:
ViTAL

ViTAL is an interdisciplinary collaborative of Northeastern University students united around healthcare innovation, growing together to develop in knowledge, connections, and skills outside of the classroom.

MARKETING AND EVENTS UPDATE🥳

Working on our virtual Scout Speaker Series events and pushing marketing efforts in the virtual space. This semester we are continuing the theme of exploring the intersection of identity and design. Highlighting how design can showcase identity and how, simultaneously, personal identity can shape design. Highlighting culture, identity, cultural references, inspiration, and personal backgrounds and stories.

STAY TUNED FOR EVENT UPDATES!

Stay up to date with all of our events using our notion page!

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