Portland Chapter

Portland, OR Blog

319 SW Washington Street, Suite 820   Porland, OR 97204

A roundtable discussion with designers and educators. This month’s topic is design education.

Join us for a roundtable discussion focusing on the landscape of EGD/XGD education, and what current students need to be prepared for as they emerge into professional practice. Justin Molloy, SEGD Director of Education and Professional Development will lead a dialogue on what the shift in education means to practice and how SEGD is developing an expanded platform to prepare future and current designers for this evolution.

Design practitioners, educators, students, fabricators, and makers are invited to join in this insightful dialogue and how the community can support and be involved in this opportunity. We’ll discuss and consider the following points:

What are the new opportunities that exist for designers?
Why it is critical for educators and practitioners to be aware of these changes?
What will the typical EGD/XGD projects of the future will involve and look like?
How to integrate EGD/XGD core competencies into courses and curriculum?
What are the skills that practitioners are seeking now and what else should they look for?
What does the profile of a future EGD/XGD designer look like?
How can practitioners get involved in and support design education?

Space is limited. RSVP through Eventbright.

Sponsored by Tube Art Group.

It was great to see some many people turnout for our March event at Second Story—especially with the nice weather outside. Thank you to Julie Beeler, Brad Johnson, Traci Sym, Daniel Meyers and everyone at Second Story for hosting the event.

They shared their approach to activating space through digital media and a discussion of technology changes and experiments evolving. Their projects inspired and wowed us. The evening ended with hands-on time to play in the Second Story lab.

Thank You Second Story!


Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Digital Media Round Table last week. We gathered at The Original for snacks, happy hour and great conversation. Dardi Troen of Ditroën, Inc. led the group of designers and digital media providers in a discussion of experiences, questions, challenges and opportunities related to integrating digital media. We left the evening inspired by others and full of more questions.  

We hope you'll join us to continue the conversation next month at our tour of Second Story!

Spotlight Second Story

714 N Fremont St, No 200   Portland, OR 97227

Join SEGD member firm Second Storyfor a studio tour.

Second Story is an innovation center pioneering new interactive experiences. They push the boundaries of storytelling for brands and institutions across digital channels—web, mobile, and installations—empowering audiences to connect and share.

Learn about their recent responsive environment work, from large-scale installations and architectural integrations, to more intimate museum work. Spend some time playing in the lab - filled with projects and experiments.

Space is limited. RSVPthrough Eventbrite.

Portland Chapter Events are sponsored by Tube Art Group.

The Original300 Southwest 6th Avenue  Portland, OR 97204

Meet with fellow designers for a Round Table discussion. This month's topic is Digital Media.

Does digital media play a role in your work? Are clients asking for dynamic signage, media walls, or apps to compliment interior work or a signage system? Have you collaborated with an interactive or dynamic signage firm? What trends are most exciting? What trends have past? Share challenges you have experienced and lessons learned along the way.

Space is limited.
Please RSVPthrough Eventbrite.


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