In the midst of a global crisis or two, things can feel a bit...well...dark. You could use a break: Why not take a look at the bright side for the full-spectrum of technicolor-infused EGD inspiration? We've highlighted (pun intended) 15 vibrant projects over the last 5 years that are sure to put a smile on your face, make you reach for your shades, or both!
In early March, nine professionals embarked on a multifaceted journey to define excellence in the experiential graphic design field. The international jury for the 2020 Awards traveled from as near as New York and as far as Riga, Latvia to convene in Washington, D.C. last Thursday through Saturday: This is the story of their multi-day process.
What's 21 feet long, weighs nearly three tons and can accommodate 20 people at a time in Orlando, Florida? It's not the teacup ride, it's a massive Italian marble-clad touch table, custom-built by Ideum (Corrales, N.M.) in conjunction with an all-star team that included firms Gensler, IDEO and Second Story.
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You know that oft-quoted idiom: If at first, you don't succeed, try, try again? Well, every year, there's a new SEGD Global Design Awards jury, which means a new, totally different opportunity to try—and win!
Being an SEGD member comes with a lot of benefits—from being connected to the world's most accomplished experiential graphic designers, to access to a fount of knowledge in the SEGD Talk email forum, to video archives of past events.
Every year, an impressive and multidisciplinary group of people gather in Washington DC to preside over a jury process that identifies excellence in design—in 2020, they represent experiential graphic design, architecture, landscape architecture, graphic design, media development and branding—and these nine bring a ton of winning project know-how to the process.
A lot has happened in the last 33 years, but one thing remains the same: The SEGD Global Design Awards program is still a key indicator of how the practice of experiential graphic design is evolving by annually setting the bar for excellence in the field.
Associate Professor Brenda Cowan of the department of Exhibition and Experience Design at SUNY/Fashion Institute of Technology (New York) shares her theory and framework for the connection among people, objects and mental health called “Psychotherapeutic Object Dynamics,” in the final installment of a three-part series for SEGD.org.