"EVERYTHING IS DEEPLY INTERTWINGLED. In an important sense there are no "subjects" at all; there is only all knowledge, since the cross-connections among the myriad topics of this world simply cannot be divided up neatly."
— Ted Nelson, Computer Lib/Dream Machines p. DM45
Creative Burst: Inspiration from the Everyday
There is so much inspiration in our surroundings that we tend to ignore while we could creatively implement it in our design processes and outcomes. All we need is to just train our eyes to really “see”. Explore the everyday things from a different angle, another perspective.
Speaker: Tina Touli
The Age of Consequence Design
We can longer find comfort in using words like 'gamification' and 'stickiness' to justify the damage some of the experiences we create are doing to the world. Design ethics applies to all our work, so we will look at three examples that highlight the problem, the steps you can take to improve your ethical design process, and why it needs to be an ongoing investment.
Stephen Gates - Speaker
Making Common: Using Design to Work Towards a More Just Society
How do we Re:Design design itself? As a bilingual, Cuban-American graphic designer, Elaine Lopez has experienced the industry's inability to understand and communicate to a wide range of demographics firsthand. Through her practice, Elaine creates graphic design experiences that challenge people to expand their worldview by Making Common. How can we use design to make the experiences and cultures of underrepresented communities more common? As an educator, Elaine empowers students to use graphic design as a medium of self-expression to research and communicate their personal experiences and the nuances of their cultural identities. This methodology provides us with an alternative way to use design to work towards a more just society.
Speaker: Elaine Lopez