Materials?

Environmental graphic design and experiential graphic design are visual communications manifested in the physical, material world. Naturally, then, materials are the DNA of the environments and experiences that result. Materiality establishes the tone and nature of their visual vocabulary.

Materials Articles

Design Diary: Colorado State Capitol Wayfinding
Design Diary: Colorado State Capitol Wayfinding

Read Time: 15 minutes

ArtHouse Design (Denver, Colo.) shares their Phase 1 timeline from the Colorado State Capitol wayfinding system project, which took cues from the building’s architectural features and storied past.

By ArtHouse Design’s Associate Design Director, Zach Kotel

Sustainability, Stats, Students—A Fantastic "Waste of Space"
Sustainability, Stats, Students—A Fantastic "Waste of Space"
Fabrication Story: Massive Marble Touch Table
Fabrication Story: Massive Marble Touch Table

Thoughts and Opinions

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.

Designtex Office Image
A Studio Visit—Inspired Surface Imaging at Designtex

Explore SEGD Award Winners

Allen Institute for Brain Science
Allen Institute for Brain Science
Rabobank Sydney HQ
Rabobank Sydney Headquarters
Jinyi Cinemas Guangzhou Haizhucheng IMAX
Jinyi Cinemas Guangzhou Haizhucheng IMAX
Google Wayfinding
Google Wayfinding

SEGD Talks - Materials videos

Wendy Fok - The 21st Century Maker
Wendy Fok - The 21st Century Maker

Materials EGD Firms

SEGD Materials Podcasts

The ideal way to learn from your desk. These courses consist of podcast recordings of webinar and workshop materials delivered by the top professionals in EGD in the SEGD community.
$10 for individual Podcasts and $30 for the Podcast collections (best value) for members. Click for content details.

Webinar 2015 | Budgeting 101
2014 Webinar | Demystified: Specs for EGD
2014 Webinar | Beyond Screens: Immersive Experiences

Materials News

Designtex Celliant upholstery
Designtex Launches Collection of Wellness Upholstery

Read Time: 1 minute
Designtex announces official launch of Designtex Celliant upholstery. Designed in collaboration with Hologenix, the inventor of Celliant®, this collection has been clinically proven to harness and recycle a person's energy, revitalizing and improving wellbeing.

Green Dot Sign Named “Most Innovative” Exhibitor at 2019 Greenbuild
Green Dot Sign Named “Most Innovative” Exhibitor at 2019 Greenbuild

Read Time: 1 minute

At the Greenbuild International Conference & EXPO in Atlanta, GA Green Dot Sign® received the "Most Innovative—2019 Green Exhibitor" Award. This vendor award acknowledges efforts taken to develop new and impactful office sign offerings.