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 Jessico Rajko discusses democratizing digital design.

ASU KEDtalk: Democratizing digital design

Technology is not created to reflect the rich diversity of people that use it, says Jessica Rajko. She contends that adding more voices in the design process will create not only more inclusive tech experiences but better technology overall.

 Shopping cart in grocery aisle

Hidden ingredients in food choice

What factors influence which foods you pick up at the supermarket or pack into your lunchbox? Carola Grebitus studies consumer food choices and how they relate to health and sustainability.

 The restored bus on which Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger in 1955.

Drafting history in black and white

Why does everyone know the name Rosa Parks but not Claudette Colvin? Matthew Delmont shines a light on news coverage of the Civil Rights Movement and the importance of black newspapers—vital forerunners of today’s social media activism.

 ASU professor sits surrounded by food and transportation choices.

ASU KEDtalk: Change everything, all at once

By revealing what is hidden in plain sight, Chris Wharton illuminates a path to health, wealth, happiness and sustainability.


The Knowledge Enterprise

ASU Knowledge Enterprise Development advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship and economic development at ASU, in Arizona and globally.


Research Growth Areas

How do we feed a growing world population? Is space travel commercially viable? What if we could detect disease before they do permanent harm? ASU researchers are polling their expertise in the natural sciences, engineering, arts and humanities to address big challenges and answer important questions. Learn about key areas where ASU is making discoveries that make a difference.