The Design Foundations Studio at Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design uses reciprocal experiments in making to uncover the generative potential in extended exercises in seeing. The 2-semester sequence is framed as a single exercise comprised of a series of co-evolving parts. Beginning with something/someone/someplace familiar, the student is asked to gain a new familiarity through sustained interrogation and looking through an unfamiliar lens. No single media or means of inquiry is given preference. The goal is simply to notice what they hadn’t before.