For a week in February the SEGD community went OFF GRID in Australia and New Zealand. No one knew what to expect, but everyone came away with a really new and interesting take on the traditional conference asking when will it happen again?
According to the results of the December 2016 Design Census—produced in partnership with AIGA, Google, IDSA and IxDA—44% of environmental design professionals are on the lookout for a new job. Are you one of them?
As SEGD experiences growth in membership (a record high of 1830 members at the end of 2016!) on a global level, SEGD’s reach on a local level is also expanding. We’ve grown to a new record of 28 SEGD Chapters around the world, and we’re proud to welcome our newest chapters to the SEGD community.
There are hundreds of thousands of new job opportunities unfilled because they require a higher level of STEM-related skills than what most job seekers possess. Along with science, technology, engineering and math, there is an under-recognized skill: data literacy.
Nick Kapica, 2017 Off Grid Conference Chair and SEGD's Wellington, New Zealand Chapter Chair discusses the idea behind Off Grid, a new type of event for SEGD which invites you to go on a journey discovering new cities and cultures. You will observe how experiences are created in environments other than the ones you are used to. Finally all participants come together to discuss what you learned about experiential graphic design. It's an immersive real world learning experience.
While 2016 seems to be a candidate for worst year ever, from an Experiential Graphic Design perspective, we could not disagree more! SEGD set a new record in membership for the third year in a row and that is just the beginning.