2015 Experience Chicago

Cross Pollination with Wendy Fok

Wendy Fok at the 2015 SEGD Conference

Spatial architecture and emergent technology connect in Chicago!

Wendy Fok is a globe-hopping architect, design researcher and tech maverick whose work marries spatial design with exploration of emergent technologies. Winner of the ADC Young Guns Award and one of Perspective’s 40 Under 40, Fok says cross-pollination and creative strategy are where it’s at for her generation of designers. She'll be a featured speaker at the 2015 SEGD Conference: Experience ChicagoJune 4-6, and she's created a video inviting you to join her!

Mad for Math

Numbers in Nature exhibit at MSI Chicago

The Museum of Science and Industry Chicago uses digital technology and nature’s own graphic language to teach visitors about math.

When the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago conceived its latest permanent exhibit, the design brief was concise and non-negotiable: Create an artful and immersive way for visitors to explore the beauty of mathematical patterns found in nature. And make it cool.

2015 SEGD Academic Summit Agenda

The 2015 SEGD Academic Summit is being held in Chicago on Wednesday, June 3. This is a free and open event to educators, students, and the design community. Join us for a day of innovative research spanning academic projects, curriculum development, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and dialogues on the future of experiential graphic design education. The day is organized around panel presentations and deep dialogues with both educators and students. Get insights on where education is heading, and how can get ahead of what’s coming!

Spring Into Summer Events!

Jill Ayers, SEGD President 2014-2015, Owner Airspace, Brooklyn, NY

Happy Spring! I hope everyone is having a productive season, feeling inspired every bit of the way. From talking to members over the last few months, it appears that people are busier than ever and that’s a great thing. We recently held our quarterly board meeting at the RTKL offices in downtown Los Angeles, where we reviewed several planning issues for 2015, including our strategic plan.

Experience Chicago: Zagat's 10 Hottest New Restaurants

Photo of food, zagat.com

Zagat's Sara Freeman just covered the 10 Hottest New Restaurants in Chicago. From old-school Italian to groundbreaking new concept restaurants- these are the trendiest eateries in the windy city. Use this list to plot your culinary courses during your 2015 SEGD Conference ExperienceJune 4-6. Yum! 

For each, here's a link to more information, and a ten word super-summary:

Connected

LinkedIn Chicago office

LinkedIn’s new Chicago office makes work more connected and fun.

It’s not too broad a statement to make that LinkedIn has revolutionized the very nature of connection in our world. The professional networking start-up now counts 300 million registered members worldwide and employs 5,700 in 30 offices around the globe. When it created new offices for its Chicago-based sales team, “Our goal was to create a workspace that employees want to work in,” says Joel Wood, LinkedIn’s Senior Project Manager, Global Workplace.

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