In November, MICA graciously hosted a Design Double Feature Book Launch celebrating the release of my new book Participate: Designing with User-Generated Content (Princeton Architectural Press) along with Ellen Lupton’s new book Graphic Design Thinking: Beyond Brainstorming. Book launch highlights included a lively participatory exercise involving modular coasters, a mini-exhibition, and presentations by Ellen Lupton, Zvezdana Stojmirovic, Helen Armstrong, Keetra Dean Dixon and JK Keller, Bruce Willen and Nolen Strals of Post Typography, Lauren Adams, Christina Beard, Chris McCampbell, Ryan Shelley, Chris Hurley, and Aggie Toppins.
I brought 10 Miami design students along for the launch. MICA graciously housed our students. In one fast-paced weekend, students did a whirlwind tour of Baltimore, checked out the MICA MFA program, and helped install the launch exhibition. Miami professor Peg Faimon joined us, as well.
Reach out if you are interested in workshops/lectures that focus on accessibility and design or machine learning and design.
Digital Design Theory
This book begins in the 1960s, a period in which code began to pervade the design world. Essential works not only by designers, but also programmers, present the two threads of discourse—design and computation—that have rapidly merged into the increasingly interactive field of contemporary graphic design.
Five ideas to start fixing social media:
- Make social networks nonprofits
- Ban algorithmic amplification
- Restrict data collection & behavioral advertising
- Stop putting white men in charge
- Break up Facebook & let smaller networks flourish
Over the last few weeks, Kaleena Sales & Kelly Walters, AIGA DEC Steering Committee Members, have been thinking critically about their experiences as black designers and design educators, read their stories here: https://educators.aiga.org/perspectives-reflections-thoughts-on-identity-race-and-design-education/
Reading The Future Today Institute's 2020 report. Struck by this: "We will soon see a host of new tools built to engender and ensure—but also manipulate—our trust." http://futuretodayinstitute.com/2020-tech-trends/
I can't stop reading this Manual for Disaster Preparedness. Who knew armpits were a key area for heating and cooling body temperatures? http://shorturl.at/dowF6
Educators: please share your plans for your senior design show this year. https://lnkd.in/dTYSy4g
We are going a bit stir crazy...and it's only been a few days.