Thanks to the growing use of evidence-based design in healthcare environments, elements such as natural light, views to nature and clear wayfinding are becoming the norm in hospitals and wellness centers. Art also has an important role to play in healthcare spaces—and in a three-part series, we explore its power in supporting wayfinding, creating a sense of place and easing stress for patients, families and staff. Read the first in our series, Integrating Art and Wayfinding.
You don’t have to understand what parametric data is to experience the poetic, dynamic beauty of Refik Anadol’s work. The Istanbul-born, LA-based media artist combines real-time data and live audio/visual elements to create site-specific, immersive media experiences that challenge our perception of space and question the distinction between physical and digital.
So you're a Designer, Fabricator, Client or Student from anywhere in the world, and you've got an amazing project you or your team completed between 1/1/2013 and 12/31/2015 in one of the following categories: Exhibitions, Placemaking and Identity, Public Installations, Strategy/Research/Planning, Wayfinding, Interactive Experiences, and Digital Experience Content. And you want to enter (and win!) an SEGD Global Design Award.
The Federal Highway Administration’s turnaround on the use of Clearview—the typeface designed to improve highway sign legibility, especially for aging drivers—has state highway officials, Clearview designers and researchers frustrated and wondering how to push back the clock.
SEGD’s Standard Form of Agreement has been revised and revamped, with important new language around Intellectual Property and other timely topics. It also includes an extensive new appendix to help you develop contracts. Revised by its original author, Virginia Gehshan, FSEGD, Cloud Gehshan Associates, it includes clear, straightforward, standardized language that works for a wide range of design practices. It’s highly useful, and FREE to SEGD members.
I’m looking forward to continuing with the vision and initiatives that were put in place by Jill Ayers, our incredibly talented past president, including growing our organization to an all-time high of 1,795 members in 2015 and growing our student membership by 22%!
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The international symbol for accessibility is again the center of a political debate, with some states insisting on the more active version.
To celebrate its 50th, Gensler created a list of favorite things to do in 50 communities.