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SEGD CEO Update Q2 2017: See the New SEGD Toolbox

The 2017 SEGD Conference Experience Miami was a great event. It was well attended. And lots of fun, too! I'd like to extend a thank you to all who attended, sponsored, spoke and participated. There were so many highlights and moments captured of people enjoying themselves, that we decided to create a photo gallery on the 2017 SEGD Conference Experience Miamipage. Enjoy!

 

Progress on the 2015-18 SEGD Strategic Plan

Keith Helmetag, Partner, C&G Partners, New York. Images of then and now.

I was the 1996 jury chairperson for the SEGD Global Design Awards and participated again this year as a 2017 jury member offering a personal perspective that places today’s work in historic context.

Who will own the smart city?

By now you’ve probably seen those silver, black and blue monoliths on the streets of Manhattan. Looking like giant cell phones, they’re part of LinkNYC,the communication network CityBridge has installed in New York City as a replacement for 7,500 pay phones. These 10,000 electronic slabs are also something else: an early and somewhat faltering step on the road to the Smart City, dressed up now as a new class of street fixture.

The Design Cure: Applying Exhibit Design Expertise to Schools, Libraries, Hospitals, and Airports

People are craving experiences with greater value—experiences that offer a wider range of personal benefits and takeaways than were previously available when the purpose of many public places was more narrowly defined. In this blog, Lee H. Skolnick discusses what the emergence of “edutainment” venues means for exhibit design

Click to access the members only survey results for design software useage

What software do Experiential Graphic Design firms use? Find out what the benchmark for design software is in 2017.

The latest survey from SEGD conducted in May 2017 helps you understand which software to use for which applications. In many cases, there are already industry standards forming. Aligning with industry standards makes it easier to employ people with the right skills and experience.

 

Does Consistency in Design Lead to "Blanding"?

When I attended the 2017 Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas, Eric Heiman of Volume Inc. was speaking at the SEGD Branded Environments event. I sat front-row in a room filled with over 150 environmental graphic designers and those that help us do what we do, and I heard the term “blanding” for the first time.

Even in the middle of what some would call rural America (the Midwest), we are collaborating with really brilliant and extraordinarily creative people daily here in our fab shop. Last week a fellow colleague and client wrote on his Instagram "new level of intimidation- when an artist has to draw architectural renderings for an architectural project with an architectural firm...I feel doomed" - of course this led to an outpouring of support from his fans with comments like; "You got this," "ain't no shame in trying," and my favorite, "dancing with the devil!"

2017 SEGD Conference-Story of Serena Del Mar

On June 10, Sean Scensor will join a top-notch lineup of speakers at the 2017 SEGD Conference Experience Miami and detail how renowned architectural firm Safdie Architects shaped a visionary masterplan and designed an innovative health sciences center in the heart of Cartegena, Colombia.

2017 SEGD Conference Chair Anna Sharp on Why You Should Attend

When I was first approached to chair the 2017 SEGD Conference Experience Miami, I imagined the draw for everyone would be the amazing weather and location. Upon digging in and learning more about the designers and projects occurring both in Miami and South America, I was impressed by how much design innovation and expertise we could feature.

Branded Environments 2017 Tour T-Mobile Arena

This year’s decision to bring the topic of Branded Environments to DSE was made to strategically expose as wide an audience as possible to the value that brand integration brings to environments, spaces, communities and places. That clearly resonated with attendees with an increase of over 300% in registrations.

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