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2018 SEGD Global Design Awards Jury Announced
2018 SEGD Global Design Awards Jury Announced

Christina Lyons of the Fashion Institute of Technology (New York) leads the multidisciplinary team of acclaimed designers.

2018 SEGD Global Design Awards Set to Open for Entries on Dec. 1
2018 SEGD Global Design Awards Set to Open for Entries on Dec. 1

The 2018 SEGD Global Design Awards, the only international awards program focused on user experiences in the built environment, will officially open for entries on December 1, 2017.

Register now to attend 2017 SEGD Xlab
Experiences in the Era of Disruption: 2017 SEGD Xlab Coming to NYC, Nov. 2–3

NEW YORK—SEGD’s Xlab returns this November to New York as the final event of New York Digital Signage Week.This year’s theme, “Experience Design in the Era of Disruption,” will showcase how disruption in all businesses and industry verticals is impacting experiential graphic design and the way people are using and interacting with places and spaces.

2017 SEGD Fellow and Achievement Award Winners Announced

MIAMI — During the 2017 SEGD Conference Experience Miami, winners of the 2017 SEGD Achievement Awards were announced and celebrated among the largest annual gathering of members of the experiential graphic design community. Since 1987, has honored the individuals, companies, and institutions whose work has significantly advanced the environmental and experiential graphic design fields. The 2017 honorees and awards are as follows.

 

2017 SEGD Fellow

The SEGD Signage and Wayfinding Event Comes to Boston Logan, August 17–18

BOSTON— Transportation, urban and campus environments are complex spaces, which have an increasing need for innovative signage and wayfinding solutions employing best practices and the latest technology. The SEGD Wayfinding event is poised to bring together a range of experts to tour, connect, discuss and discover over two days this August.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards!
2017 SEGD Global Design Awards—Honoring Excellence in Experiential Graphic Design That Connects People to Place

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Winning projects in the 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards were announced on June 10 at the 2017 SEGD Conference Experience Miami. The SEGD Global Design Awards is the only international awards program focused on user experiences in the built environment.

Design legend Lance Wyman will headline the 2017 SEGD Conference Experience.
Design Legend Lance Wyman to Headline 2017 SEGD Conference Experience Miami

SEGD Announces Educational Programming for 2017 Conference

2017 SEGD Conference Experience Miami
Art Deco Design Magic: Experience Miami

SEGD Conference Celebrates Experiential Design in the Magic City
 
Washington—Convening in Miami, June 8–10, the 2017 SEGD Conference Experience Miami is poised to give participants a taste of local design culture, from the Miami Beach Art Deco Tour, to combatting sea level rise and the coral reef restoration effort.

2017 SEGD Design Awards Jury
2017 SEGD Global Design Awards Jury Announced

Paul McConnell of Intersection (New York) heads the acclaimed multidisciplinary design task force.

WASHINGTON, DC—Paul McConnell,Design Director at Intersection (New York), a technology, experience design and innovation firm, will serve as Jury Chair for the 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards. He leads a team of eight celebrated designers practicing in a range of disciplines from wayfinding to interactive experiences.

2017 SEGD Global Design Awards
2017 SEGD Global Design Awards Opens for Entries on Dec. 1

Awards Program to Honor Design that Connects People to Place

WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 30, 2016)  – The 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards, the only international awards program focused on user experiences in the built environment, will officially open for entries on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. 

Photos of the 2016-2017 SEGD Boards
SEGD Announces 2017 Board of Directors

New York— At a meeting last week, SEGD's  current Board of Directorscelebrated notable changes to the Board starting in 2017, including the departure of five board members, the addition of three new members and the transition of the office of Secretary/Treasurer. 

Departures

Xlab 2016—Design at the Intersection of Physical and Digital

NEW YORK – At Xlab 2016—October 27-28 in New York City—thought leaders from cutting-edge firms will convey a fundamental sense of where increasingly technologically infused experiences are taking users tomorrow—by revealing the state of the art in today’s terms.

From Museums to Beyond: 2016 SEGD Exhibition & Experience Design Event

WASHINGTON, DC—Experiences like museum exhibitions are evolving rapidly. People are experiencing dynamic installations inside traditional museums, within corporate and community visitor centers, inside sports venues and even on the streets of our cities. SEGD (the Society for Experiential Graphic Design) will host the wildly popular, one full-day workshop event E&E: Exhibition & Experience Design, on August 18, at the AIA headquarters building, followed by a half day of tours on August 19.

2016 SEGD Fellow and Excellence Award Winners Announced

SEATTLE– During the 2016 SEGD Conference Experience Seattle, winners of the 2016 SEGD Excellence Awards were announced and celebrated among the largest annual gathering of members of the experiential graphic design community. Since 1987, SEGD’s Excellence Awards have honored the individuals, companies, and institutions whose work has significantly advanced the environmental and/or experiential graphic design fields. The 2016 honorees and awards are as follows:
 
2016 SEGD Fellow: Michael Reed, Mayer/Reed

2016 SEGD Global Design Awards: Creative Experiential Designs that Communicate

WASHINGTON, DC – In a world that is increasingly complex visually, designers are experimenting with ways to enhance users’ enjoyment of the “real” world with creative experiential designs that communicate. Operating at the intersection of communications and the built environment, the field of experiential design embraces a wide range of disciplines including graphic design, architectural, interior, landscape, digital and industrial design.

From Log Town to Innovation Hub: 2016 SEGD Conference: Experience Seattle is June 9-11

Seattle—From its humble beginnings as a lumber town to its boom-and-bust days of Klondike gold, ship and airplane building, grunge rock and tech start-ups, Seattle has matured into a sophisticated urban center rich with design, technology and innovation.

John Lutz Leads Experiential Graphic Design Community

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Award-winning graphic designer John Lutz, partner in the Chicago office of Selbert Perkins Design, will lead the global community of experiential graphic designers as president of SEGD, the Society for Experiential Graphic Design.

Lutz leads a dynamic creative community galvanized by the rapid integration of digital technology and the impact of access to information in public spaces.

Jury Announced for 2016 SEGD Global Design Awards

Stephen Minning of BrandCulture (Sydney) leads a team of eight acclaimed multidisciplinary designers.

WASHINGTON, DC – Stephen Minning,founder and managing director of one of Australia’s leading design and brand studios, will serve as Chair of the 2016 SEGD Global Design Awards jury. He’ll lead a panel of eight other acclaimed designers representing a wide range of disciplines, from interactive experience design to architecture and wayfinding.

2016 SEGD Global Design Awards Open for Entries

Recognizing excellence in Experiential Graphic Design

WASHINGTON, DC (November 19, 2015)  – The 2016 SEGD Global Design Awards,the only international awards program focused on user experiences in the built environment, opened for entries today. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2016.

XLab 2015: Meet the Faces of Digital Disruption

NEW YORK –  Artists, hackers, coders, and entrepreneurs are transforming the ways we connect with each other in the digital and physical worlds and disrupting the very nature of experience design. They’ll gather at Xlab 2015—Nov. 5-6 in NYC—to share how they’re using platforms like virtual reality, messaging, wearable technology, beacons, and data to connect people and place.

Upcoming “Be” Event: Harnessing the Power of the Brand in Physical Spaces

LOS ANGELES – In today’s uber-competitive global marketplace, effective use of design and brand is a powerful differentiator. And beyond clever campaigns in web, print, advertising, and social media, top brands are discovering the latest and greatest frontier: their physical spaces.

2015 SEGD Global Design Awards- Where Digital and Physical Meet

WASHINGTON, DC – In a world increasingly enabled by digital technology, designers are continuing to experiment with ways to integrate electronic and traditional media. And experiential graphic designers in particular are learning how to use digital technology—not to replace physical environments—but to enhance users’ enjoyment of the “real” world with the immense content and data created in the virtual world.
 

Chicago's Secret Design Sauce

Design innovators headline 2015 SEGD "Experience" Conference June 4-6

Chicago Art Institute Modern Wing
2015 SEGD Conference: Design in the Experiential City

CHICAGO (March 19, 2015) — Chicago has long been considered a hub for architecture, design, and innovation, and the 2015 SEGD Conference: Experience Chicago will gather here June 4-6 to focus on the future of experiential design and its impacts on the city and those who shape it. 

SEGD Wayfinding Workshop - San Francisco
SEGD Workshop April 23: Wayfinding in the Smart City

SAN FRANCISCO— (March 4, 2015) In the age of Big Data and Smart Cities, how will signage and wayfinding hook into connected systems that help users navigate cities, campuses, and other complex environments?

SEGD’s Wayfinding Workshop—April 23 in San Francisco—is intended for designers, technology integrators, city and university officials, and makers involved in creating signage and wayfinding systems for complex built environments.

The workshop will address the hottest topics facing wayfinding design today, including:

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