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Sarah McKeen, Project Manager at Pentagram, New York

Sarah McKeen is a Project Manager in the New York office of Pentagram.

Before Joining Pentagram Sarah McKeen worked for Gensler for 8 years of which half of her time there was spent as an Interior Designer and half as an Environmental Graphic Designer. Before Gensler, Sarah was at Morgan Gick McBeath & Associates as an Interior Designer in Falls Church, VA for three years.

Sarah McKeen graduated from the University of Florida's Interior Design program.

Form:Media Creates Story on the Landscape in Batoche

A mandate to increase visitation from Parks Canada and a desire to better communicate the history of the land, its people and culture led to a thoughtful graphic and architectural installation at Batoche in Saskatchewan.

C+P 2016 Fitgi Saint-Louis

The design of education environments can serve not only aesthetic, inspirational needs but also practical ones. The integration of architecture and environmental graphic design communicates and reinforces core concepts and ideas related to the students’ ongoing studies. Importantly, this opportunity applies to all learning environments—low cost can yield high-impact results. We believe creative, unexpected design intervention can assist current schools that are struggling to keep students engaged, and also act as a catalyst for a new type of school environment that sets a precedent for high-performance learning facilities. The success of not-for-profits such as Publicolor in using design to improve student outcomes serves as inspiration for our ideas.

C+P 2016 Katie Davis-Sayles

This paper examines the processes and outcomes of an educational project designed to explore new ways of thinking about experiential graphic design and interactive design. Through the pedagogical approaches of these two distinct disciplines, undergraduate design students unified user-generated content, social media, and virtualized reality not only as wayfinding and placemaking techniques, but as means to build a hidden, invisible city with its own shifting circulation paths, monuments and narratives weaving through the physical landscape.

C+P 2016 Heekyoung Jung

Workplace safety is closely related to staff’s wellness, but they have been mostly approached as separate initiatives due to organizational conventions and operational constraints. Thanks to the rising awareness of health and wellness as well as advanced technology capabilities, corporate attempts are increasing for creating a safer work environment by monitoring employees’ physical and emotional conditions in relation to potential workplace hazards. This paper will present an integrated design approach to workplace safety and wellness based on the case studies of communication system design projects that explored digitally augmented warehouse work environments.

2016 Academic Summit Joell Angel Chumbley

This paper presents the framework and outcomes of two transformative projects aimed at developing strategies for re-envisioning Cincinnati’s urban and historic core. Through a unique collaboration between University of Cincinnati’s DAAP students, adjunct faculty, the community, and key civic stakeholders, the projects brought to light the possibilities for creating a best-in-class visitor experience and transforming a derelict urban district once celebrated as the center for Brewing in Cincinnati.

2016 Academic Summit Deborah Beardsley

Charrettes and critiques can be devised specifically for experiential graphic design course goals and assignments in order to inform design process and final project outcomes in particular and unanticipated ways. For the purposes of this paper, charrette refers to a planned, intensive and timed experience that is strategically directed toward the investigation and solution of a specific design goal or objective. The term critique implies a group dialogue, analysis or assessment of work during a particular phase of design process. Diverse approaches to these considerations are explored and illustrated within this paper.

2016 Academic Summit Angela Iarocci

This paper provides an in-depth overview of the process in developing the Bachelor of Experiential Design degree (BXD) in the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design (FAAD) at Sheridan College, located in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

Infinite Scale's Office in Salt Lake City

How to get involved earlier in projects.

About two years ago we published a thought piece on the design of your business - viewing it as just another design problem and applying the thinking that you apply to client projects to the design of your business.

Part two considers some proven approaches to growing your business from other design disciplines

Photo of Heekyoung Jung

Heekyoung Jung is currently an assistant professor of Interaction Design in the School of Design Architecture and Planning at University of Cincinnati. The School of Design is innovative in teaching and in transforming the design disciplines by infusing learning with the newest design thinking methods and technologies.

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