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12 Influential Immersive Environments Implemented in the Last 12 Months

We asked a panel of immersive digital design experts within the SEGD community for their choices of the most influential immersive environment design.

Washington, D.C., Metro

From the SEGD archives, circa 2009: With its good bones and Massimo Vignelli-designed graphics, the D.C. Metro is considered a classic. New additions to the system balance respect with user-focused improvements.

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And you thought Y2K was a nail biter?

Remember Y2K?

It was a nail bitter all right. We were all wondering what would happen when the digital clocks clicked over to read 2000 for the first time.

The predictions ran from Armageddon to meh! Firms across the globe were preparing; some tech support teams did not much enjoy that new year. I personally had a great time at a Y2K party on the rooftop of a 47-story building in Hong Kong! Where were you?

Design To Go: Diane Burk
Design To Go—Cambodia

In this week's installment of Design To Go, Diane Burk travels to Cambodia, visiting the capital, Phnom Penh, and Siam Reap. The country has a complicated and painful past—characterized by war, genocide and changes in government—which is reflected in its museums.

The Official Xlab 2017 Ex-Sum
The Official Xlab 2017 Ex Sum

If you didn't make it to Xlab 2017 last week, you really missed something special. I heard from many attendees that they considered this year's Xlab the best, EVER. Wow!

Ted Leonhardt: Don't Make These Mistakes
Avoid These 9 Common Design Firm Mistakes

Robert is a design firm partner who reneged on a deal to elevate a junior partner. Surprising as it is, that scenario is common. Over the years consulting with design firms and running my own, I’ve seen problems that, like Robert’s, are all too human but could have easily been avoided.

Deconstructing Technology as a Building Material
Deconstructing Technology as a Building Material—Digital Display Basics

Traditional designers are accustomed to using materials like fabric, wood, metal, and glass to create interiors that bring buildings to life and convey narratives. Of late, however, technology has established itself as an essential component of any space, and it must be considered as necessary as any other building material.

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SPD Welcomes Sharon Brooks
Selbert Perkins Design Welcomes Sharon Brooks as Director of Business Development

Selbert Perkins Design (Chicago) was pleased to announce the hiring of Sharon Brooks as the new Director of Business Development in their Chicago office. She will be focusing on business development for branded environments, signage and wayfinding systems and public art.

Mayer/Reed Celebrates 30 and 40 Years
Mayer/Reed Celebrates Thirty and Forty Years

This year, the Portland multi-disciplinary design firm Mayer/Reed, Inc. is recognizing two anniversaries—a thirtieth and a fortieth. This unusual milestone marks the firm’s establishment by Michael Reed, FSEGD, in 1977 as a visual communications and product design studio; then he formed a partnership ten years later with Carol Mayer-Reed, FASLA, who added landscape architecture and urban design services.

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Social Study, Featuring Artist Liz Hickok
Wed, 12/06/2017 - 18:00
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Diller Scofidio + Renfro have been selected to collaborate with The Costume Institute on a new exhibition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art focused on the relationship between fashion, religious art and the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism.

A company owned by the Microsoft co-founder is developing a new community from the ground-up based on cutting-edge tech.

As winter approaches, cities around the world are preparing to celebrate the season by transforming their buildings, squares, plazas, and streets into magical illuminated spaces. 

Perkins+Will, the global architecture and design firm that ignited the industry movement toward healthier building materials with its 2008 Precautionary List and 2011 Transparency website, unveiled today updated and improved versions of both tools.

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Mike Rawlinson - The Legible Smart City
Matthew Pietkevich: Connecting Customers
David Gibson - Lost and Found
David Gibson - Lost and Found
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