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2022 SEGD Conference Experience Portland: Community, Creativity and Resonance
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Join the SEGD community at the 2022 SEGD Conference Experience in Portland!

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2022
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2022

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SEGD strives to celebrate projects that inspire and improve the human experience, including those that reflect the narratives of traditionally underrepresented communities. The Japanese American National Museum’s new core exhibition, designed by SEGD member firm Ralph Appelbaum Associates, will tell the Japanese American story like it’s never been before.

Meet the 2022 SEGD Class of Fellows
Meet the 2022 SEGD Class of Fellows

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This past Monday we announced a first in SEGD history! This year the SEGD Fellow Committee selected a Class of Fellows: Julie Beeler, Michael Gericke, Alan Jacobson, and Brad Johnson. We are honored to not only have these individuals join the list of incredible SEGD Fellows, but we are also excited to have them join us for a Fellow Roundtable discussion at the 2022 SEGD Conference Experience in Portland! Read on to get to know these individuals and the Fellow award ahead of the Conference.

Experiencing Healthy Buildings: The Roles of Designers
Experiencing Healthy Buildings: The Roles of Designers

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​​​​​​​Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, there has been a much greater consciousness about the ability of our buildings to protect and promote our personal health, including a growing literacy about the factors that contribute to the quality of our indoor environments. What roles do experience designers play in the health of our buildings? Gideon D’Arcangelo (Associate Principal, ARUP) explores this question in his article “Experiencing the Healthy Building.”

Welcoming New Members to SEGD
Welcoming New Members to SEGD

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All throughout March, SEGD is celebrating YOU, our members. This week, we are introducing a few of our newest who participated in this past January’s “New Member Roundtable,” a monthly membership welcome. The group represents a broad cross-section of SEGD’s growing membership. Get to know Niloufar Abdolmaleki, Sean Tomlin and Brad Jones; learn why they joined SEGD and what they are passionate about. After reading about them, you might want to reach out and connect! That’s what SEGD is all about.
 

Niloufar Abdolmaleki

We Are Human: Celebrating AAPI Identities
We Are Human: Celebrating AAPI Identities

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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the United States, and in honor and recognition, SEGD presents this essay by contributor Shayla Hufana, Senior Art Director at Cognizant (Seattle, WA), a member of SEGD’s Racial Justice Commission and Co-Chair of SEGD’s Seattle Chapter. In her piece, Shayla writes about a work of public art she created in Seattle and how she hopes to empower AAPI youth “to reach beyond what any stereotype says of their background, identity or culture" and to be whoever they want to be.

Wayne Hunt, Ann Dudrow and Philips Engelke at the 2010 SEGD Conference.
Ann Dudrow (1943–2022) A Fond Remembrance

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Environmental graphics pioneer and SEGD Fellow Ann Dudrow passed away April 2, 2022,  after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease and cancer. Ann was an early practitioner of graphic design for architecture and had a forty-plus year career bringing colorful, placemaking graphics to retail environments around the world. Ann was a passionate ambassador for integrating artistic graphics, color and style into shopping environments and gathering places.

Designing the Road Less Traveled: Encouraging Exploration through Wayfinding
Designing the Road Less Traveled: Encouraging Exploration through Wayfinding

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“People do not travel, nor experience life, in a rigid way that can be wholly preordained,” contends SEGD guest contributor Lisa Bambach. In this essay, inspired by International Wayfinding Month, Lisa examines how experiential designers can create wayfinding systems that go beyond “pointing in the right direction,” and instead encourage exploration, allowing individuals to make their own way, no matter where they might find themselves along their journey.

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ZEBRADOG’s Experiential Design Team Grows
ZEBRADOG’s Experiential Design Team Grows

Experiential Design Firm ZEBRADOG recently welcomed three new experience design professionals to its team:
 
Rachael Mallinson, Associate Developer, (left) joined the ZD Media Lab team to create integrated digital content, as well as coding, and software development. She has a BFA in Filmmaking and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Software Engineering. Her ability to combine her love of film and technology is a great asset to the team.

National Design Practice Gould Evans Rebrands as Multistudio Expanding on its Collective Strength
National Design Practice Gould Evans Rebrands as Multistudio Expanding on its Collective Strength

After five decades of leadership in architecture, interiors, branding, and planning, Gould Evans is now Multistudio – an impact-focused, multidisciplinary design practice that embraces interconnectedness and celebrates collaborative possibility.

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