MARCH 15 · We visited advanced-level graphic design students at Framingham State University recently, for a workshop on collaboration & community-based design. The students were working with city officials on a very real project—to revitalize Farm Pond, an underutilized natural resource right in the heart of their city. We talked briefly about our own experiences, shared projects by other designers & community-based practitioners, and talked through the particular challenges they were facing. We brought out the Tinker Toys for an activity which highlighted the complexities of a collaborative design process. Our goal for this workshop, as in others, was to bring a greater level of consciousness to the way we communicate as designers.