I recently attended the SEGD conference in Atlanta which provided an excellent opportunity to meet and chat with the other chapter chairs. During the three intense days we exchanged anecdotes and observations about signs, wayfinding, wayshowing, typography and experience design. We heard from leaders in the field, took part in site visits and workshops exploring this rapidly developing field of design. For my part within the Academic Summit I facilitated a workshop and discussion titled Collaborations and Cross-disciplinary Work … more on this in another post.
You can find a review of the conference here: https://segd.org/convergence-2014-segd-conference
Andreas Uebele told attendees, ‘I don’t believe in ideas. I only believe in process’
—Read our interview with Uebele—
Academic and design thinker/writer Per Mollerup told attendees that ‘The best environment is its own wayfinding’
—Read our interview with Mollerup—
Clifford Selbert, FSEGD, has designed some of the most iconic landmarks in the world—including the LAX Gateway—but in Abu Dhabi, his firm’s humble street sign is changing the world. He and colleague Will Ayers are directing a project that includes naming and signing more than 12,000 streets in Abu Dhabi city. The program will be expanded emirate-wide.
—Read the story here—
And to end this post here is a collection of EGD related images from Atlanta that I took during a brief exploration of the city.