Last week AIGA in partnership with IxDA and other organizations held Design Week. The week held many events but what I found most interesting were the Open Studios. These are times in which different studios across San Francisco opened their doors to the public. Most of these studios had food and drink for patrons and gave tours talking about their own studio. While touring around these studios I took a bunch of photographs in order to really see how these studios operate, better reflect on design practices, as well as take some new ideas with me to the new IU HCID studio which is currently under construction. I hope you enjoy these photographs as much as I enjoyed touring these studios. I would like to thank the following studios for hosting myself and many others during design week: IDEO, Adaptive Path (where my awesome friend Dane Petersen works), Fuse Project, Hot Studio, New Deal Design, Ammunition LLC, Lunar Design, Frog Design, Smart Design, and Astro Studios.

Below are some of my favorite photographs. You can find the entire set at: http://picasaweb.google.com/johnwaynehill/DesignWeek2010.

Ideo

Ideo

Adaptive Path

Adaptive Path

Hot Studio

Lunar Design

Frog Design

Smart Design

Smart Design

Be sure to check out the rest of the photos at: http://picasaweb.google.com/johnwaynehill/DesignWeek2010.