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Event: Small Design Firm - Monday 29 March

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  • AIGA Experience Design London/Nico Macdo
    Please feel free to circulate this to colleagues and friends. If you are not already on the AIGAExpDesLondon list please join (details at the end). - - - - -
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 12, 2004
      Please feel free to circulate this to colleagues and friends. If you are not already on the 'AIGAExpDesLondon' list please join (details at the end).

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      You are invited to the forty-first AIGA Experience Design London meeting.

      David Small and John Rothenberg will talk about their work at Cambridge, MA-based Small Design Firm (http://www.davidsmall.com/). They specialise in the design and implementation of interactive, dynamic graphical applications, visualising many types of data, including literature, networks, demographics, and genetics. Clients include Disney, NYNEX, BMW, Variagenics, the Asia Society, Martha Stewart Omnimedia and the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. In addition, Matt Webb will present his 'Glancing: I'm OK, You're OK' project.

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      Presentation: The work of the Small Design Firm
      -- David Small and John Rothenberg
      They argue that "in making information accessible to people, it is necessary for designers to rethink current design paradigms. The computer screen is not a piece of paper and should not be treated as such. By taking advantage of the ability of the computer to display dynamic, flexible, and adaptive typography and imagery, we can invent new ways for people to read, interact with, and assimilate information."
      Their work extends beyond the screen, and they note that "the combination of innovative visualization with architectural space and well-designed physical interfaces puts potentially limitless spaces within a human context". In their presentation they will discuss current collaborations including an installation for the soon-to-be opened Churchill Museum in London, and with architect David Adjaye on the Oslo Nobel Peace Centre.

      Show and tell: Glancing: I'm OK, You're OK
      -- Matt Webb
      The 'Glancing: I'm OK, You're OK' project investigates the question: Is there room online for ambiguous software, for uncertainty of the cause in cause and effect?

      Biographies and notes from the last event can be found at:

      The open source case study archive material mentioned by Priya Prakash at the last event will be posted by the end of the week of 15 March.

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      Monday 29 March, 6:30 for 7PM (until 9:00 PM)
      The Design Council, 34 Bow Street, London WC2E 7DL
      (opposite the Royal Opera House)
      There is no payment to attend. Attendance will be limited to 80 people.
      Please only RSVP if you are likely to be able to attend.
      Please email all enquiries to this address, not the Design Council.

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      Our April event is still being programmed. The theme is likely to be interactive television.
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