Event: Mass communication - Wednesday 12 February
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You are invited to the thirtieth AIGA Experience Design London meeting.
Wednesday 12 February, 6:30 for 7PM (until 8:45 PM)
The Design Council, 34 Bow Street, London WC2E 7DL
(opposite the Royal Opera House)
There is no firefighters' strike planned for this date. If this
changes Covent Garden will be closed, but Holborn is as close
(and the Central Line should stop there again by then). Updates at:
There is no payment to attend. Please email all enquiries to
this address, not the Design Council.
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From television and radio to newspapers and magazines, from mobile phones and PDAs to books and journals -- the possibilities for new forms of mass communication are growing exponentially. Attempts by corporations to address this potential have often overwhelmed or simply confused the people for whom they are intended, while email newsletters and Weblogging have been the unexpected innovations. We will investigate how can experience design approaches help deliver appropriate, imaginative and successful new forms of mass communication, and ask "Could experience design have made a difference to the fate of AOL Time Warner?" Come and have your say.
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Presentation: Broadband meets broadcast
-- How can the Web appropriately enhance broadcast media? Julia Whitney of Boston-based television producer WGBH will discuss her work on the Web site that accompanies the PBS documentary 'Commanding Heights' (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights/), for which the production team recently won a BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards in the Online Learning Category.
- Ms Whitney is currently the Director of Interactive Design at WGBH
in Boston, where she oversees a staff of 20 designers producing Web
sites for a number of PBS television series, including NOVA,
American Experience, ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre, ZOOM, Arthur,
and Between the Lions. Ms Whitney received a BA in Mathematics
from Brown University and an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University.
From 1996 to 2001 she taught graduate-level interaction design on the
Yale School of Art's Graphic Design program, where she continues to
serve as a guest critic. Ms Whitney has spoken widely on design at
conferences and symposia for organisations such as the AIGA
and Yale University.
Presentations: Mass communication research
-- We plan to have some presentations from people whose submissions were accepted to the CHI2003 Development Consortium on Mass Communication and Interaction. The event itself takes place as part of CHI 2003 in Fort Lauderdale, 6-7 April.
DESIGNING FOR USER EXPERIENCES CONFERENCE
June 5-7 2003, San Francisco
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DUX2003 will gather together designers of all kinds to truly understand not only what makes for a quality user experience, but also what factors contribute to the creation of a success or a failure. DUX2003 will look at all facets of the product/service development lifecycle and at other facets of a business, and business decisions, that affect the user experience. Registration opens soon at:
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Our Wednesday 12 March event will focus on programming and design, with presentations from Casey Reas of Interaction-Ivrea, Danny Brown of SHOWstudio, and independent programmer Simon Wistow.
In April we hope to focus on service design with presentations from London-based Live|work and others. The theme for the May event is likely to be 'The network meets the real world' featuring a presentation by nomadic architect Tobi Schneidler, who will be in London for the Central Saint Martins/Tate Modern 'user_mode' conference.