Interface Design

Tim Fendley

Tim Fendley is Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Living Map, the digital platform that transforms people’s experiences of the world’s most complex places.

His passion is using technology to simplify people’s lives, and he has considerable experience in innovation, communication, wayfinding and digital design.

Photograph of Tim Fendley, Applied Wayfinding
Applied Wayfinding
London, UK

Michael Shaub

Michael Shaub is a Graphic Designer at the Chicago offices of Gensler. At Gensler, Michael works within an EGD studio but also collaborates on many interdisciplinary projects requiring advanced visualization and representation that go beyond the traditional digital toolbox most designers are familiar with. By using programming and modeling software that integrate code and parametric design principles, Michael Shaub is able to manipulate traditional process boundaries and create visually compelling experiences that are capable of translation to both physical and digital mediums.

Photograph of Michael Shaub, Gensler
Chicago, IL

Rory Simms

Rory Simms is a graphic designer working in the New York office of Pentagram. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Rory Simms studied at IADT Dún Laoghaire where he received a BFA in Visual Communication Design. Since joining Pentagram Rory has worked on broad range of projects for clients such as: The Public Theater, Citi Bank, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Miami Science Museum, among others. Rory is a member of the AIGA, ADC (Art Directors Club), TDC (Type Directors Club), and SEGD (Society for Experiential Graphic Design).

Rory Simms, Pentagram
Pentagram
New York

Vijay Mathews

Vijay Mathews is Principal of W&Co., the New York-based digital design and development studio whose work focuses on digital interaction with the built environment. W&Co. provides strategy, interface design, development, and innovation for mobile and web platforms for a wide range of clients.

Vijay Mathews, W&C
New York

Geir Borg

Geir Borg is the CEO of Gagarin Ltd., a design firm in Iceland. Gagarin creates highly interactive media solutions that allow people to experience stories vividly, understand interesting content and share their discoveries with others. Their customers are museums, companies, municipalities and institutions that utilize their work in showrooms and visitor centers, at events and online.

Geir Borg, Gagarin
Reykjavík

P. Michael Anderson

Many projects start out as a simple sketch on napkin; others are simply a three-sentence concept; others yet, a 400 page specification. All start out as an idea that needs to go from the ethereal to the real. “Design requires development;”  Paul is the talent who makes that happens, with spectacular results.

P. Michael Anderson, SenovvA/FI Studios
SenovvA
Fox Island, WA

Bridging Social Networking and Professional Practice: A Catalyst for Professional Development and Integrated Design Practice

Leigh Lally
Virginia Tech

ABSTRACT
Social networking has quickly become synonymous with professional development. The architecture and design industry has the opportunity to harness this movement in new and creative ways in its drive toward integrated design practices. Integrated design1* practice by definition must serve the individual design discipline while engaging in a community of practice toward a common project goal. This research initiative is spurred by leaders in the field who indicate that a swift transformation to integrated design practice is required in the discipline in order for architecture and design practice to remain relevant in today’s global economy. Bridging architectural and design research and environmental graphic design provide the opportunity for both a broad and a distinct view of integrated design practice. Current research can inform the environmental graphic design discipline of best practices that promote excellence in design and professional practice as well as multi-disciplinary collaboration as an EGD core competency. As a researcher and practitioner, I am excited to engage the EGD community in dialog about innovative venues for knowledge sharing toward professional development and integrated design practices. As a campus designer and planner charged with EGD and the wayfinding master plan for the university, I understand the need for multi-disciplinary collaboration at a project level, as well as the challenges of timely professional development in a rapidly changing field. As a Ph.D. candidate my research focuses on harnessing social networking as a vehicle for collaborative learning which can be applied both at the design industry level as well as at the scale of an individual discipline such as environmental graphic design.

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