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Refik Anadol is Changing Public Spaces with His Poetic Digital Installations. He’ll Show You How at DesignX March 15!

Refik Anadol at DesignX at DSE 2016

You don’t have to understand what parametric data is to experience the poetic, dynamic beauty of Refik Anadol’s work. The Istanbul-born, LA-based media artist combines real-time data and live audio/visual elements to create site-specific, immersive media experiences that challenge our perception of space and question the distinction between physical and digital.

States, Highway Officials Push Back on Clearview Turnaround

Clearview on U.S. highway signs

The Federal Highway Administration’s turnaround on the use of Clearview—the typeface designed to improve highway sign legibility, especially for aging drivers—has state highway officials, Clearview designers and researchers frustrated and wondering how to push back the clock.

Watch Your Language: SEGD Standard Form of Agreement

SEGD Standard Form of Agreement 2016

SEGD’s Standard Form of Agreement has been revised and revamped, with important new language around Intellectual Property and other timely topics. It also includes an extensive new appendix to help you develop contracts. Revised by its original author, Virginia Gehshan, FSEGD, Cloud Gehshan Associates, it includes clear, straightforward, standardized language that works for a wide range of design practices. It’s highly useful, and FREE to SEGD members. Thank you Virginia!

Goodbye from Jill Ayers, Outgoing SEGD President

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

I can’t believe two years have flown by. I write this note as I exit my presidency and welcome in 2016. I am incredibly grateful for this experience and for all of the amazing people I was able to meet and collaborate with. Through the generous support of our sponsors, partners and members, SEGD continues to be the authority for the world of Experiential Graphic Design.

Massimo Vignelli, the New York Subway and the Map: Our Gift to You

Massimo Vignelli, the NYC Subway and the Map

We recently discovered a treasure in the SEGD Archives: a recording of a 2004 SEGD teleconference presentation by Massimo Vignelli, FSEGD (1931-2014), on the design of his controversial New York subway map.

Not only is hearing Massimo's voice a treat, but he shares the basic concept of his New York Subway map design, its evolution and why he insisted on abstraction in spite of criticism. In the face of incredible complexity, he says, "We sifted out all the information which was not necessary."

CEO Update Q4 2015: What's in it for you?

The London Eye, Copyright BBCAmerica.com

Member benefits continue to get stronger all the time! This quarter, we continued our ongoing work to improve the value of membership to you--and broke a few records along the way! Membership is at a record high, we just posted the 100th SEGD Talks video, we produced more than 500 new articles on the website and in eg magazine in 2015, and last but not least, we surpassed 3,300,000 page views on www.SEGD.org!

User Research, Interaction, and Experience Design in 2015 SEGD Academic Journal

The 2015 issue of SEGD’s academic research journal Communication + Placecovers research on user engagement through signage design, an interdisciplinary approach to packaging design, the interplay between people and public art, and how EGD/XGD can activate small-town business districts.Communication + Place 2015 is available onlineand the 2016 Call for Papers has been issued.

User Research, Interaction, and Experience Design in 2015 SEGD Academic Journal

From "SEGD Core Competencies and Subsequent Implications for Professional Practice," 2014 Communication + Place

The 2015 issue of SEGD’s academic research journal Communication + Placecovers research on user engagement through signage design, an interdisciplinary approach to packaging design, the interplay between people and public art, and how EGD/XGD can activate small-town business districts.Communication + Place 2015 is available onlineand the 2016 Call for Papers has been issued.

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