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Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards!

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.

Entro's Wayfinding for Calgary Airport

When Calgary Airport in Alberta, Canada, began planning a major expansion to include the addition of two new concourses with 24 new gates, they knew a smooth transition would require an expert team of wayfinding professionals.

SMRT Banner Image

SMRT is a culture of listening and communicating directly and openly. We value collegiality, individual and collective energy, leadership and innovation. We build successful partnerships with our clients through creativity, timely response, hard work and financial performance which leads to success for all. 

The entrance to the Hyundai Card Music Library and Understage, featuring a mural by JR

The SEGD Global Design Awards were launched in 1987 to demonstrate how design improves the quality of life for people everywhere by creating memorable experiences in places where we work, play, shop, travel and gather. The international design awards program is focused solely on Experiential Graphic Design and recognizes the world’s best examples of experiences designed to connect people to place.

Today, the SEGD Global Design Awards encompasses 7 categories that represent key practice areas of Experiential Graphic Design:

2017 SEGD Design Awards Jury

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

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. 

Sharon Silvers, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Sharon Silvers is a wayfinding project manager at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. The MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the world’s most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention.

Chris Herringer, Entro

As a Senior Asso­ciate with Entro’s Calgary office, Chris Herringer’s expe­ri­ence encom­passes design strat­egy, creative direc­tion, master plan­ning, and project coor­di­na­tion. These skills have been applied to iden­ti­ties, envi­ron­men­tal graph­ics, wayfind­ing, inter­pre­tive design, and exhi­bi­tions for public and private clients, insti­tu­tions and cultural venues.

Anthony Deen, ESI Design

Anthony Deen is the managing partner of Place + Make Design, LLC, an environmental design firm focusing on public and social space. Anthony’s foundation is in design and project management of large format retail - Virgin Megastores, FAO Schwarz flagships and Circuit City stores. Anthony also has specific expertise in designing retail for transportation facilities. In recent projects Anthony has expanded beyond retail to the design of public and social spaces.

Jack Weiss

As Principal of Jack Weiss Associates since 1977, Jack has designed and directed over 100 major signage projects for retail, corporate, institutional, and municipal clients throughout the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Recent signage clients include the Illinois Holocaust Museum; Prairie Crossing, Grayslake IL; Optima, Inc., Glencoe IL; Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago IL; Holy Cross Hospital, Chicago IL; City of Evanston IL; Holy Family Medical Center, Des Plaines IL; Mather Lifeways, Evanston IL; and the Village of Arlington Heights IL.

Aliza Leventhal, Sasaki Associates

With a BA from Smith College and a MLIS/MA from Simmons College's dual degree archival management and history program, Aliza Leventhal has spent her archival career focused on addressing the difficulties CAD and BIM files pose for long term preservation and access. She is the co-chair of the SAA Architectural Records Roundtable, as well as the co-founder and active member of the CAD/BIM Taskforce.

Chloe Alexander, Corcoran School of Art + Design

Chloe Alexander is a first year graduate student at the Corcoran School of Design at George Washington University pursuing a Master degree in Exhibition Design. She is originally from Seattle, Washington, and her goals while living in D.C. are to make as many social and professional contacts as possible, while submerging herself in the cultural, political, and historical environment of the city.

Jenny Huang

Jenny Huang is a freelance environmental graphic designer. She received a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from The University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture. Her specialties are Integrated Wayfinding, Interior, Environmental Graphic Design, Story Telling, Branding, and Graphics.

Image from Texas Children's Hospital

Lauded by the 2016 SEGD Global Design Awards jury as a "true example of a human-focused project," Formation's assessment of the existing conditions and user satisfaction with wayfinding at Texas Children's Hospital's established an alternative reading of the hospital's “sensory landscape”.

Janette Shew is a specialist in user experience design, strategy, and research, and business systems analysis. Her project domains include health and wellness, insurance, transportation, and entertainment.

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Problem solving is achieved through critical, objective thinking, which results in solutions that are both aesthetically pleasing and functionally proficient. This approach provides a vantage point that addresses the user’s emotional and physical needs.

We understand, plan and design content within the context of the entire experience, managing outcomes, not features. We believe great design is the unifying thread to a great experience.

Elsa Yuen, What El's Idea

The founder of "What El's Idea" & "What El's Creative" since 1998. Elsa Yuen applies her integrated design sense in traditional prints, electronic media, products & built environments to serve a broad range of market segments in Hong Kong & Toronto. Her design experience spans from branding, web development, marketing promotions, environmental graphics to donor recognition programs.

Wu Duan, Associate Prrofessor, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Duan Wu is the Shanghai Chapter Chair

Dr. Wu Duan is an associate professor of environmental design at College of Design & Innovation, Tongji University, Shanghai. She is a leader and cofounder of Public Design LAB in Tongji and the leader of environmental graphic design studio in Tongji Tiandi Institute of Art & Design Innovation.

Jo Bailey, Massey University

Jo Bailey is co-chair of the SEGD Wellington Chapter.

I am Jo Bailey, a designer based in Wellington, New Zealand. I am interested in visual communication, especially where it intersects with navigating space (from a book, to a website, to the world around us).

Mark Muller, Mark Muller Ltd.

Mark Muller provides strategic consultancy and design support for transport, wayfinding and information provision initiatives in the public and private realm.

Through expertise in analysis and application of wayfinding principles, user behaviour and information architecture, Mark Muller’s project contribution helps to make places and the things around us, more visible, and easier to use.

Healthcare Course Collection graphic

This pack is designed for professionals looking for evidence based research and case studies with a focus on on healthcare environments. Project case studies and best practice metrics include guidance on wayfinding and information design, donor recognition, and brand and identity as applied to spaces of healing and wellness. Content includes presentations from two workshops and three teleconferences.

A collection of Healthcare Courses gathered from 2 SEGD workshops and 3 teleconferences:

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