Vincent Purcell

Social Impact Designer, Entrepreneur, Technologist

I'm passionate about technology and design. My focus areas are in the application of design for social and environmental impact and advocating for innovative uses of technology and digital fabrication. I'm a practicing maker and designer with my own firm, boomco, in Baltimore, Md. I teach design and maker technology.

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Connect to real world partners, letting audiences speak for themselves without seeking a sole representative voice.

Understand historical context, social systems, and history of place and people.

Aware of self in context of social groups and our role as designers

Measure objectively our impact, valuing human experience over all else

Tell Stories about people, processes and our solutions

Advocate for authentic audience participation

Grow from failure, treating each as a learning opportunity

Facilitate a unique process of problem identification and solution generation

Think nonlinearly about problems and solutions

Embrace the unknown and are open to uncertainty

Create prototypes, doing and making in an action-oriented manner

Collaborate across sectors, disciplines and experiences