Alan Jacobson

Art and Healing in Healthcare Environments, Part 2: Community and Storytelling

Antelope Valley Medical Center, Lancaster, Calif.

When Kaiser Permanente planned its new Antelope Valley Medical Center in the windy desert region north of Los Angeles, it envisioned more than a place for sick people. Kaiser and local residents wanted a “total health environment” and a community gathering space. A unique partnership between two experience design firms resulted in a super-scaled public art program that connects people, place and experience by telling the community’s story.

Convergence: 2014 SEGD Conference

Convergence: 2014 SEGD Conference

Design Forces Converge at the 2014 SEGD Conference in Atlanta

Ideas, cultures, disciplines, and geographies converged in Atlanta June 5-7 for the 2014 SEGD Conference themed Convergence: Crossing Lines.

Just as Atlanta is a city that has been shaped dramatically by social, cultural, and historical forces, design is continuing to shape and reshape itself as disciplines, technologies, and social changes collide.

Podcast | Donor Recognition Programs

Podcast Alan Jacobson, Hans Krake, and Robert Agosta

 

What you will learn

In this talk, experts in the field discuss donor recognition not as a modular system but as a methodology that can be a communication system between designers and clients. Donor recognition programs can be powerful marketing tools to bring in new donors and connect the community to an organization. This topic is important for many SEGD members and the information in this podcast will help you become more strategic in creating donor recognition programs!

The Jury Speaks: 2014 SEGD Global Design Awards

What were our 2014 SEGD Global Design Awards jurors looking for as they evaluated the more than 420 entries submitted this year? What did they find, and what advice do they have for future design award entrants? The 2014 winners will be notified soon and honored during the 2014 SEGD Conference June 5-7 in Atlanta. In the meantime, here are a few words from our jurors.

In the Balance: SEGD Global Design Awards

In a clandestine location in Washington, D.C., this past weekend, a multidisciplinary jury of nine vetted, pondered, discussed, defended, nixed, and gushed over submissions to the 2014 SEGD Global Design Awards.  Day 1: Jurors pored through more than 430 entries…one at a time. By the end of a  long and grueling day, the candidate projects were reduced to 93.  Day 2: Down to the nitty-gritty.

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