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2013 SEGD Academic Summit San Francisco

2013 SEGD Academic Summit
San Francisco

Academic Summit PDF can be downloaded below


Welcome and Introduction

Justin Molloy, SEGD
Director of Education and Professional Development

Oscar Fernandez
University of Cincinnati, SEGD Board of Directors, Academic Committee Chair

1:30 pm

The Development & Implementation of an Interdisciplinary Foundation Program
Donna David & Leslie Blum

1:45 pm

2012 SEGD Academic Summit New York

2012 SEGD Academic Summit
New York

Academic Summit PDF can be downloaded below



Welcome by FIT

Brenda Cowan, Department Chair
Mary Davis, Dean, School of Graduate Studies

Summit/SEGD Overview

Today’s Program, SEGD Promo Video, Education Initiatives, Resources, Communication + Place Journal update
Oscar Fernandez, Academic Committee Chair

Working with Industry

Case Study: Undergraduate Senior Exhibition with Mattel
Brenda Cowan, Craig Berger, 

2011 SEGD Academic Summit Montreal

2011 SEGD Academic Summit

Academic Summit PDF can be downloaded below




Introduction to SEGD and EGD Education

Event Introduction

Brenda Sanderson, ICOGRADA

Student and Professional Panel

Introduction: Gretchen Coss, Corcoran College of Art + Design

Panelists: Dana Krisoff, Scott Clowney, Melissa Budenic, Ashley Templeton of Corcoran College of Art + Design; Cheryl Beckett, University of Houston

2010 SEGD Academic Summit Washington DC

2010 SEGD Academic Summit
Washington DC

Academic Summit PDF can be downloaded below



Introduction to SEGD and EGD Education
•  Overview
•  Summary of lessons learned since last year
•  Trends in academic education, professional development, and research
•  Host introduction
•  Introduction of attendees

2009 SEGD Academic Summit San Diego

2009 SEGD Academic Summit
San Diego

Academic Summit PDF can be downloaded below


Wednesday, May 27, 2009
9:00am – 5:00 pm
San Diego State University
San Diego, California

2009 SEGD Academic Educational Programs are sponsored by Matthews Paint
The 2009 SEGD Academic Education Workshop is Sponsored by D3, Zumar Industries and Jacobs Environmental Graphic Design

Transportation Symbols

Download a PDF of the full set of Symbols for Transportation for use in your projects. File can be opened in Illustrator for vector art usage.

These symbols were designed in the 1970’s through a collaboration between AIGA and the DOT for use in public transportation and civic spaces. They are available as copyright-free symbols within the public domain.

AIGA Signs and Symbols Committee members:

University of Colorado Boulder

B EnvD

Undergraduate students in the Program in Environmental Design come to Boulder to prepare for a career in one of the design professions.  Applicants to the program should possess a strong high school or equivalent academic background, including four years of English and math, and at least three years of natural science (including physics and/or biology) and social science. Extra course work in math, social studies, and the arts and humanities is recommended.

Art Center College of Design

BFA Graphic Design

Art Center’s Graphic Design students learn to infuse words and images with life and meaning, whether they are creating motion graphics on the latest digital equipment or setting type by hand in Art Center’s letterpress shop.

University of Wisconsin Stout

BFA Graphic Design and Interactive Media

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design and Interactive Media at UW-Stout prepares you for a career as a professional designer, and provides graduates with the skills and flexibility to succeed and adapt to the rapidly changing nature of the graphic design and interactive media industry.  

Parsons The New School for Design

MFA Design Technology

University of the Arts

MFA Museum Exhibition

Exhibitions are the heart of museum practice. They are three-dimensional experiences designed to engage, inspire, and communicate with diverse groups of visitors from all over the world. To this end, the professionals who plan, design and execute museum exhibitions must be diverse in their thinking and skill sets.

Iowa State University


B Design
BA Graphic Design


MFA Graphic Design
MA Graphic Design

Kent State University

School of Visual Communication Design

VCD offers a personalized design education, allowing students to use theory and research to tackle unframed problems, shape future designers in and out of the classroom, and pursue individual investigation opportunities.



MA Exhibition Design In the Master of Arts program in Exhibition Design, you’ll learn to create environmental experiences that inform, entertain, and inspire. You’ll focus on the designer’s role and relationship to other members of the exhibition team while considering the exhibition from the perspectives of communication, design, and fabrication. This one-year intensive program is designed for candidates with professional experience as well as for recent graduates.

La Roche College

Graphic Design Major The La Roche College Graphic Design Department will encourage intellectual curiosity, interdisciplinary collaboration, conceptual thinking, social awareness, and individual creativity. We will educate and prepare students to be proactive leaders in the ever-changing design profession. In line with La Roche College’s mission, we place the utmost importance on an education that will ultimately empower our graduates to effectively use design as a means to shape culture and affect positive change in society. 

Drexel University logo

The Graphic Design program at Drexel prepares students to inform, persuade, educate, and entertain through the creative use of word and image. Graphic Design students learn to conceptualize, design, and produce visual communication in a wide variety of media, including books, magazines, posters, ads, packaging, websites, interactive media, information systems, exhibition design, motion graphics and more. Students use this work to develop an expansive portfolio, an invaluable tool for our graduates as they seek future employment.

Corcoran College of Art + Design logo

MA Exhibition Design

University of Cincinnati logo

DAAP | College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning

Multiple schools under one college. Graphic Communication Design program within School of Design.

SEGD’s Education programs include conferences, workshops, and webinars spanning a wide swath of design practice areas, including branded environments, exhibition and experience design, technology and interactive experiences, user experience, healthcare, practice and technical topics, wayfinding, accessibility, and the business of design.

SEGD publications, including the academic journal Communication + Place, the award-winning eg magazine, and white papers published on topics including accessibility and sustainability, also advance SEGD's educational mission.

In addition to its professional development initiatives, SEGD also focuses on academic education, actively collaborating with and providing outreach to design programs at internationally recognized colleges and universities.


While advanced degree programs (M. Design, M.S. Design, MFA) with a focus on EGD have emerged at a handful of academic institutions in the last decade, the language and practice of EGD as well as EGD thinking has been integrated into many design curriculum as a facet of an overall design education experience for nearly 20 years at dozens of institutions. The wide majority of these courses are typically offered as elective style courses by adjunct and lecture faculty who are engaged in EGD practice and support the dialogue between practice and education.


Hablamos Juntos

Universal Symbols in Health Care

A partnership between Hablamos Juntos and SEGD, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Today, one of the most important issues facing healthcare administrators in the United States is providing services to people with limited English proficiency (LEP) and limited reading proficiency. A critical aspect of serving LEP and limited-reading populations is making healthcare facilities more accessible and easy to navigate.

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