design http://kplu.org en Design Competition Aims To Improve The School Lunch Experience http://kplu.org/post/design-competition-aims-improve-school-lunch-experience <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What can be done to improve the school lunch experience? That’s the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">question behind a new ideas competition in Seattle aimed at fighting&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">child obesity and diabetes.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Redesigning the School Lunch Experience competition</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;offers a range of practical and playful solutions to inspire kids to make healthier food choices.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Children spend an hour a day every weekday in their lives in a cafeteria," said Katherine Wimble, associate director of Design in Public, a nonprofit group with the Seattle chapter of the American Institute of Architects.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"This is about seeing what innovative ideas could transform the whole experience so they can make healthier choices." &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 12696 at http://kplu.org Design Competition Aims To Improve The School Lunch Experience WSDOT admits big mistakes on 520 pontoons http://kplu.org/post/wsdot-admits-big-mistakes-520-pontoons <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Big mistakes were made by the State Department of Transportation in its construction of the pontoons that will hold up the new 520 bridge across Lake Washington. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The agency says it is making repairs and design modifications to ensure the bridge will last the full 75 year lifespan promised.</span></p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 02:04:37 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7868 at http://kplu.org WSDOT admits big mistakes on 520 pontoons Designers hope to prevent "lost" in the hospital with "wayfinding" http://kplu.org/post/designers-hope-prevent-lost-hospital-wayfinding <p></p><p>Getting lost in an airport or giant hospital can be like getting lost in a giant maze. So, there's a risk when a hospital remodels and abandons its familiar landmarks.</p><p>But, Seattle Children’s hospital is hoping its <a href="http://www.seattlechildrens.org/wayfinding/">new navigation system</a> is better--and even will reduce stress and be fun.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:41:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 7594 at http://kplu.org Designers hope to prevent "lost" in the hospital with "wayfinding" 'Upcycling' is taking recycling to a higher level http://kplu.org/post/upcycling-taking-recycling-higher-level <p>You already know what &nbsp;recycling &nbsp;is.&nbsp;Soon you will start hearing more about upcycling.&nbsp;No, it doesn’t involve going up a steep hill on a bike. Upcycling&nbsp;is one of the focuses of this week's <a href="http://seattledesignfestival.org/">Seattle Design Festival</a> and a good example of what it is can be found&nbsp;in an old wooden warehouse in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 05:56:06 +0000 Jennifer Wing 6355 at http://kplu.org 'Upcycling' is taking recycling to a higher level Seattle's 'UpGarden' P-Patch takes community gardening to new heights http://kplu.org/post/seattles-upgarden-p-patch-takes-community-gardening-new-heights <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 38px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); ">It&rsquo;s a first-of-its-kind in Seattle and perhaps even the country. Mon, 04 Jun 2012 11:47:03 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5178 at http://kplu.org Seattle's 'UpGarden' P-Patch takes community gardening to new heights Measuring noise with people in mind: Soundscapes http://kplu.org/post/measuring-noise-people-mind-soundscapes <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-970013.mp3</p><p>There are probably places near where you live or work where it&rsquo;s pretty noisy. The definition of what&rsquo;s <em>too </em>loud is highly technical. Now, acoustical engineers have developed a new way of measuring noise that includes how it feels. Mon, 23 May 2011 15:01:14 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 1641 at http://kplu.org Measuring noise with people in mind: Soundscapes What should Seattle’s waterfront look like? Public event seeks ideas http://kplu.org/post/what-should-seattle%E2%80%99s-waterfront-look-public-event-seeks-ideas <p>With the <a href="http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/Viaduct/Schedule.htm">Alaskan Way viaduct scheduled to be demolished in 2016</a>, Seattle area residents are dreaming up possibilities for connecting the waterfront to the city. For decades, the viaduct has largely blocked Elliott Bay, unless you&#39;re driving on it or looking out of a high rise building.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Feb 2011 16:05:52 +0000 Charla Bear 817 at http://kplu.org What should Seattle’s waterfront look like? Public event seeks ideas