From its roots as a railroad terminus to its current status as a poster city for urban redevelopment, Atlanta has always been shaped by social, cultural, and historical convergence. Design innovation is part of the mix, too. Atlanta is an ideal setting for the 2014 SEGD Conference June 5-7.
SEGD Well: Healthcare Innovations Workshop
Kate Keating is an EGD pioneer, developer of universal wayfinding for healthcare settings, and perhaps the most experienced designer working in healthcare-specific EGD today. Learn from her insights at the SEGD Well: Healthcare Innovations Workshop March 20-21 in Cincinnati!
Contributing Members Blog
Those of us who attended the recent Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas were left with the feeling that while this particular show isn’t designed for the SEGD audience specifically, it provoked a lot of thought about where digital technology is taking our profession.
In a clandestine location in Washington, D.C., this past weekend, a multidisciplinary jury of nine vetted, pondered, discussed, defended, nixed, and gushed over submissions to the 2014 SEGD Global Design Awards. Day 1: Jurors pored through more than 430 entries…one at a time. By the end of a long and grueling day, the candidate projects were reduced to 93. Day 2: Down to the nitty-gritty.
Local designers give tips on things to do and places to go when you come to Atlanta for the 2014 SEGD Conference June 5-7, 2014!
"You can't beat the view from the SunDial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. Whether in the lounge or at the restaurant, both complete one full 360-degree revolution, providing a full panorama view of Atlanta. Plus the exterior glass elevator is a trip in itself."
--Sue Youngblood, The Art Institute of Atlanta
In preparation for the 2014 SEGD Conference in Atlanta June 5-7, we've asked Atlanta-area SEGD members and friends to share their favorite places for eating, shopping, working, and playing. Here is the first in our series, My Atlanta. How can we NOT lead with the Walking Dead?
Note: SEGD members Dave Miller (Nova Polymers) and Teresa Cox (APCO Graphics) participated in ANSI A117 Committee meetings in January. The A117.1 Committee is working on the 2015 edition of the ANSI A117.1 model code on accessibility. Proposed changes in the code may eventually appear in state and local building codes or in a future update to the U.S. government’s 2010 Standards for Accessible Design (SAD). The following is a report from Dave Miller.
The first meeting of the ANSI A117 committee concluded on Friday, January 24, at the U.S. Access Board offices in Washington D.C.
Where did January go? It seems like the members I have spoken to feel the same way. 2014 has gotten off to a flying start, so fast in fact I am wondering if the Grinch stole January from us! There is a new energy and new momentum to 2014 that I haven’t seen in a while.
Dear SEGD Community,
Happy New Year!
I want to take a few moments to say hello and thank everyone for an amazing year in 2013.
2013 may be remembered as the year that the LEDs transformed from an undifferentiated but serviceable technology for lighting dashboards and alarm clocks to a ubiquitous and flexible communication medium that scales from micro to macro. Sure, nearly every screen we look at -- except for the old wood-paneled cathode-ray TV in the basement -- is powered by LEDs. But this year, the LED took center stage.
Formation (The Woodlands, Texas) relaunched its website and hired Shawn Wright as Creative Director.
Frost Design (Sydney) will host DesignByThem directors Nicholas Karlovasitis and Sarah Gibson as they reveal pivotal moments in the business and the invaluable discoveries they've made along the way.
The AIGA Medal, the highest honor of the design profession, is awarded to individuals in recognition of their achievements and contributions to the field of design and visual communication.
Ken Carbone of Carbone Smolan Agency (New York) shares what three leading furniture designers have to say about their craft in his fifth article in the "Great Design Made to Measure" series on Huffington Post.
Studio SC (Seattle) is creating an environmental graphics program for the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood.
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Sir Norman Foster talks about creating a sense of place in a building for 20,000 people and compares it to his other large scale places like the Beijing Airport and Hong Kong Airport.
A crafty digital campaign for a Swedish hair product retailer uses motion sensors rigged to trigger a video of a model whose hair is blown around by the oncoming train in the subway.
Watch this amazing video by Guy Hoffman to get inspired about what an intelligent environment with soul might be like.
How did North come out on top in mapmaking, anyway? This exploration of the history of cartography suggests we may have Ptolemy to blame.
Painting is irrelevant, technology is relevant, so why not use what you are living with to comment on what you are living with?