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SEGD's Best Content of 2016

2016 was a busy year for our members and followers, so you probably haven’t read or watched each and every one of the over 1,000 pieces of new content posted on segd.org over the last 12 months. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a top 20 list from all the articles, videos and content the website has to offer. Consider it your SEGD 2016 executive summary. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

P. Michael Anderson - Content Development

SEGD is an amazing community of designers, fabricators and manufacturers who create experiences that connect people to place. One of the many membership benefits of SEGD is a library of talks from SEGD's 4-6 events a year. Starting from 2014, these videos are available for viewing for members for free. If you are a member please log in (hint: top right below search) if not please join SEGD and experience its amazing resources.

Cineviz

Cineviz is an experiential design firm that creates and engineers experiences that engage, educate and motivate. We know that how you tell your story through the experiences created within your environment speaks volumes about your commitment to truly engaging with each and every person who connects with your brand.

Gabe Kean - Approaching the Media Centric Project

SEGD is an amazing community of designers, fabricators and manufacturers who create experiences that connect people to place. One of the many membership benefits of SEGD is a library of talks from SEGD's 4-6 events a year. Starting from 2014, these videos are available for viewing for members for free. If you are a member please log in (hint: top right below search) if not please join SEGD and experience its amazing resources.

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Nils Wiberg

Nils Wiberg is an Interactive Artist and Interaction Designer from Sweden based in Iceland who holds a Masters degree in Human Computer Interaction and a Master degree in Cognitive Science.

Nils Wiberg's design work focuses on bringing Tangible Computing to the realm of exhibition design. As an Interaction Designer he specializes in the creation of immersive experiences where people reach insight through an unconscious process of intuition which leads to an insight. In this he strives to poeticize the distance between man and technology.

Scott Koffarnus
Scott Koffarnus

Scott Koffarnus is the CEO and Creative Director of Cineviz, an experience design company that creates and engineers environments that engage, education and motivate people.

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Colleen Hamilton

With 17 years of extensive experience in interactive strategy, development and design, Colleen Hamilton bridges the gap between technology and visual design skillfully. She excels in her ability to understand both the user experience and technical issues of an interactive challenge. Her skills were honed by her extensive work in software consulting and development, and her background in both Physics and mural painting.

Photo of Gabe Kean, Belle & Wissell
Gabe Kean

For 18 years, Gabe Kean has been designing interfaces and leading teams to create innovative experiences for clients that include brands and museums like the Harley-Davidson Museum, The Clyfford Still Museum, Umpqua Bank, The American Battle Monuments Commission, Experience Music Project and The Smithsonian Institution. His design work and the projects he has led have received awards and recognition from Communication Arts, Print, How, I.D., Critique, The One Show, SXSW, AAM MUSE Awards and Museums and the Web.

Photo of Patrick "Duffy" De Armas, Electric Coffin
Patrick "Duffy" De Armas

Patrick “Duffy” De Armas is an artist, maker of things, and creative force majeure. He is also the entrepreneurial might behind the art-based creative firm Electric Coffin CS Co. and gallery space Piranha shop. Patrick "Duffy" De Armas curates and organizes the annual and hugely popular traveling group show Boxes of Death, which continues to grow beyond the wildest dreams of those who began the project.

Christopher Arnold, Practice Leader Graphics Studio, Forrec
Christopher Arnold

Christopher Arnold comes from a family of artists. His father taught high school art, which is probably why Christopher  Arnold is both a practice leader for the graphics studio at FORREC and a professor of design at one of Ontario’s most prestigious colleges, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology. He brings a rare mix of academic thoughtfulness and practical, hands-on design experience to every project at FORREC.

Andrea Weatherhead - Weatherhead Experience Design
Andrea Weatherhead

Andrea Weatherhead is the principal of WEATHERHEAD Experience Design. As the person who guides the company’s overall direction and commitment to quality, Andrea Weatherhead directs all educational and content development processes, including design, editorial, interactives, and media production. She also provides individual consultation and creative direction on numerous exhibit projects throughout the country.

Kelly Franznick, Blink
Kelly Franznick

Kelly Franznick is the Chief Experience Officer and Co-Founder of Blink UX, a Seattle-based user experience research and design firm specializing in digital products. Kelly Franznick is passionate about making our daily interactions with technology more innovative, intuitive and rewarding. While growing Blink from two to over 60 employees, he has worked with hundreds of clients, from tech-sector heavy hitters like Apple, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft to startups and non-profits.

Photo of Jeff Grantz, Materials & Methods
Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz attended the Rhode Island School of Design where he later taught in the departments of Industrial Design, Interior Architecture, and Foundation Studies.

SEGD's Best of the Best Content in 2015
Best of the Best SEGD Content in 2015

So much great content, so little time! At SEGD, we’ve created more than 500 new articles in 2015 alone. To save you some time, we compiled a greatest-hits list of the top 20 articles, presentations and videos from SEGD events, the website and eg magazine. Enjoy the SEGD year in review!

Little

At Little, we are dedicated to breakthrough ideas that create a better future.

We believe that the collaboration of diverse people from many fields of design is a powerful source of breakthrough ideas. That’s why we’re committed to building an increasingly diverse firm, made up of people with different areas of expertise, from different cultures and generations, with different talents, experiences and passions – because we believe that it is at those intersections where the next great ideas will emerge.

Tech Trends Presentation from Michael Wolf

A monster of a presentation covering every aspect of digital media. No sign of public space media yet!

Spye

Spye is an experienced group of designers and engineers who use technology as one of many tools needed to build living environments. Spye has one key philosophy that makes us unique in the digital technology space we live in. We hire brilliant, creative individuals with solid technology design skills. We expand on these each day. Learning the latest in technology is a continuous effort, but attention to detail and having “it” from a creative standpoint is something our Spye team is just born with.

Vodafone Experience Center
An Experiential Customer Journey with Vodafone

When telecomm giant Vodafone wanted to introduce its business customers to a new suite of enterprise products and services, the company decided to create an exclusive, invitation-only customer experience center at its Milan headquarters. The result is an experiential journey enabled by digital technology.

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
(Bourbon) Experience Design on Louisville’s Whiskey Row

Bourbon has been a part of Louisville, Kentucky’s, heritage since Evan Williams first marketed his whiskey there in 1780. Today, the Urban Bourbon Trail and the revival of Whiskey Row are pouring new life and many, many tourist dollars into the city. The new Evan Williams Bourbon Experience (designed by Solid Light) is the latest destination on the trail

Crown Fountain at Millennium Park, Chicago
15 Digital Technology Projects that Transformed Public Spaces Forever

Perhaps the tipping point was in 2004, when artist Jaume Plensa created the giant pixelated portraits of Chicagoans spouting water from Crown Fountain in Millennium Park. Today, new digital technologies and connected data are making cities more open, efficient, and engaging--and changing the way we act and interact in public spaces. We’ll cover the cityscape and digital technology at Xlab 2015—Nov. 5-6 in NYC; you'll want to be there!

Learning to See at Denver Botanic Garden
Denver Learns to See Nature with Digital and Interactive Experiences

If you live in Denver, it’s hard not to feel inspired by the dramatic natural backdrop (Rocky Mountain High, anyone?). But the Denver Botanic Gardens, which opened its new Science Pyramid last fall, wants to make sure visitors not only appreciate the wonders of nature around them, but understand they are an important part of it, interconnected and invested.

The Future of Wearable Technology and Experience Design

Technically, the Apple Watch, Jawbone UP, and Google Glass are nothing new. Wearable technology has been around since the early 17th century, when Chinese mathematicians adapted the abacus as a ring. Soon after, the pocket watch caught on in Europe—offering humans the first wearable, mobile technology that augmented their awareness of time, space, and environmental conditions.

Immersion Room, Cooper Hewitt Design Museum (by Local Projects)
Xlab 2015: Transforming X

Artists, coders, hackers, and technologists are shaping the future of experience design, and at Xlab 2015, the SEGD design + technology event, they’ll show how they’re using platforms like wearables, virtual reality, beacons, and code to tell stories and transform places. Where do you fit in all of this? Find out at Xlab 2015: Transforming X—November 5-6 in New York!

Skypad Interactive Wall, Seattle Space Needle
Seattle Skies

As if you needed another reason to head for Seattle, there’s the famous Space Needle, hip since 1962 when it was built for the World’s Fair. Now there’s a brand new way to experience the amazing views. Skypad™, designed by Belle & Wissell, is an award-winning interactive experience that invites guests to browse photo archives, sign into a 3D guestbook, and make their own wonderful (but possibly vertigo-inducing) memories.

TING: Technology & Democracy

TING: Technology & Democracy was designed to explore the complex relationship between specific technologies—historic and emerging—and the development of democratic societies. Museum curators at the Norsk Teknisk Museum posed the question, “Is any given technology good, bad, or neutral in the development of democracy?”

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