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Design To Go
Design to Go—Seoul

In this week's installment of Design To Go, Diane Burk travels to Seoul, South Korea.

BLINK Cincinnati—Four Bright Nights
BLINK Cincinnati—Four Bright Nights

By Hannah Anderson, SEGD Cincinnati Co-Chair and Construction Administration Lead, Kolar Design

On Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in Cincinnati, Ohio, there was undeniable electricity in the air.

Design To Go: Diane Burk
Design To Go—Cambodia

In this week's installment of Design To Go, Diane Burk travels to Cambodia, visiting the capital, Phnom Penh, and Siam Reap. The country has a complicated and painful past—characterized by war, genocide and changes in government—which is reflected in its museums.

University of Oklahoma Students at Xlab
Meeting the Future—Students at Xlab

Being an SEGD student member is a pretty sweet deal, especially when Xlab rolls around. The location (New York!) and the price (Free!) are unbeatable, but that's just the beginning.

The Official Xlab 2017 Ex-Sum
The Official Xlab 2017 Ex Sum

If you didn't make it to Xlab 2017 last week, you really missed something special. I heard from many attendees that they considered this year's Xlab the best, EVER. Wow!

Ted Leonhardt: Don't Make These Mistakes
Avoid These 9 Common Design Firm Mistakes

Robert is a design firm partner who reneged on a deal to elevate a junior partner. Surprising as it is, that scenario is common. Over the years consulting with design firms and running my own, I’ve seen problems that, like Robert’s, are all too human but could have easily been avoided.

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.

Design To Go
Design To Go—Mamallapuram and Pondicherry

In this week's installment of Design To Go, Diane Burk travels to India, visiting cities in the Southeast, Mamallapuram, a  seaside town known for its temples, and Pondicherry, which has a well-preserved French Quarter.

February 2017: Mamallapuram and Pondicherry

Design To Go
Design To Go—Kolkata and Bodhgaya

Diane Burk travels to India, visiting cities in the Northeast, Kolkata and Bodhgaya, a spiritual center.

Ted Leonhardt: Using Empathy to Your Advantage in Business
Using Empathy to Your Advantage in Business

Creatives don’t always get the credit they deserve for being able to work through high-stakes problems and deliver results. But empathy, which they usually have in large supply, can be a surprisingly potent tool if used the right way.

Read about all the great things happening at SEGD in Q3 2017
2017 Q3 CEO Update: Did You Know?

We measure, constantly, how we are doing and discuss it at every board meeting. SEGD even has its own dashboard, customized to monitor the factors that are making the top-line results possible.

Some might even say we are quite fanatical about understanding the underlying drivers of our membership value creation and engagement with the community—and they would be right!

Creative Destruction Part 13
Autonomous Cars in a Future of "Wayknowing"

In this blog, Eli Kuslansy and Kinder Baumgardner talk about autonomous cars and the new landscape they will "drive" in.

2018 Achievement Awards Call for Nominations
2018 SEGD Achievement Awards Call for Nominations

Since 1987, SEGD has recognized the individuals, companies and institutions whose work has significantly advanced the environmental and experiential graphic design fields through its Achievement Awards program. Now it's time to submit your nominations for 2018.

Design To Go
Design To Go—Los Angeles

In this week's installment of Design To Go, Diane Burk visits California, stopping in Laguna Beach and Los Angeles.

Ted Leonhardt: Don't Just Read the Room, Inhabit it!
Don't Just Read the Room, Inhabit it

Maybe you’re pitching new business to a client or giving a presentation to your own team. If you’re smart and even reasonably creative, your brain will be working overtime on how the meeting is progressing and how people are reacting.

When the Student is Ready, the Teacher Will Appear
When the Student is Ready, the Teacher Will Appear

By Nicole R. Roberts, Creative Lead at Kolar Design
This summer I returned back to my alma mater to team teach Design Systems, a junior-level experiential graphic design course. We guide students to research social issues within local communities to co-create wayfinding systems and strategic placemaking design.

2018 SEGD Call for Speakers
2018 SEGD Call for Speakers

For the first time SEGD is launching a call for speakers to expand our speaker outreach for the 2018 event calendar.

An Experience Designer's Guide to Arduino
An Experience Designer’s Guide to Arduino

If you work in environmental or experiential graphic design or related fields, you can use Arduino as a powerful prototyping tool. Let's get started with a few basic resources.

Building Community Through Chapter Engagement
Building Community Through Chapter Engagement

In 2014, I volunteered to become a Chapter Co-Chair in Los Angeles in the hopes of growing our local chapter and creating events that would appeal to those in our industry. As time went on and our LA membership grew, it was exciting to see the addition of new members from various design backgrounds (signage, digital, exhibit design, fabrication and manufacturers).

August Write About It
All Branding Great and Small

Steve Aust
Marketing Manager, Cima Network
[email protected]

Contemporary or Conservative? The 2017 Frieze New York Art Fair
Contemporary or Conservative? The 2017 Frieze New York Art Fair

On a drizzling and cool morning in May I ferried north four nautical miles up the East River to the "Frieze Art New York Fair" on the waterfront at Randall's Island Park.

Design To Go: Oaxaca Part I
Design To Go—Oaxaca Part II

In this week's installment of Design To Go, Diane Burk continues her visit to Oaxaca. Oaxaca is located in Southwestern Mexico and is known for its richness of cultures, cuisine and arts.

January 2017: Oaxaca Part II

 

Design To Go
Design To Go—Oaxaca Part I

In this installment of "Design To Go," Diane Burk visits Oaxaca. Oaxaca is located in Southwestern Mexico and is known for its richness of cultures, cuisine and arts.

SEGD's 2017 Technology Roadmap for Experiential Graphic Design
The Technology Roadmap for Experiential Graphic Design

We live in a technologically driven society. Much of the value created in business today is underpinned by advances in technology: The economy is driven by increases in productivity and those productivity gains are driven by advances in technology. Unless you live in a cave, it is hard to escape the effects of technological advancement.

Design To Go: Diane Burk
Design To Go—Mexico City

This informal design blog began as I departed for a year-long around-the-world trip in October 2016. My goal is to return to San Francisco in October 2017 inspired with fresh perspectives and energized to restart my design career. In design, anything is possible!

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