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Space to Grieve

HMC senior and current Hive student staffer, Kaitlyn Paulsen, along with project partner Anya Zimmerman-Smith (CMC ’21) are putting their knowledge of human-centered design to good use. The duo is impacting the healthcare profession through their research on the stereotypes and emotions surrounding grief among healthcare providers. Paulsen and Zimmerman-Smith discovered The Honor Project, an […]

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New Mudd makerspace holds realm of possibilities

When it comes to creating and collaborating, there has been a grand opening! With the new Harvey Mudd Makerspace, the Hive looks forward to collaborating and creating across the 5C campuses. Read more, about what Harvey Mudd’s new maker-space has to offer, and learn about the many possibilities present in this new space open to […]

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Innovative senior thesis fulfills real-world aspirations

Learn about the bright future and innovative senior thesis of previous student staffer, CMC graduate, and design thinking advocate Anya Zimmerman-Smith. After taking an advanced independent study HCD course at The Hive (the Center for Collaborative Creativity) taught by our director Fred Leichter, she was able to take the inspiration from a semester-long project and […]

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Printmaking, jewelry, podcasts: The Hive is abuzz with creativity

With the 7C community returning to campus, the Hive has flung open its doors to welcome all back into the space. To celebrate the relaunch, the Hive hosted a week-long event filled with succulent potting, dorm decorations, and jewelry making. Over 500 people came to the Hive during the week of relaunch! Read more about […]

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‘Art After Hours’ synthesizes sustainability and fashion in first event of yearlong series

On Thursday, Sept. 30, the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College hosted its inaugural 7C-wide “Art After Hours” event, the first in a year-long series. In collaboration with a number of 7C resource and student groups, including the Hive, the Benton dedicated the evening to sustainability and fashion. The event brought together students, art […]

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Designing for Teens and Young Adults Seeking Support During the Pandemic

Hopelab recently partnered with The Hive, a Human-Centered Design studio at the Claremont Colleges, to prototype mental health solutions from the perspective of college students themselves. At the end of the project, we connected with Ava Liao, a studentĀ in the HCD class and rising junior, and Olivia Hewitt, a TA for the class and rising […]

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