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Universal Design: Myth or Reality?
Where did “universal design” come from, and where is it headed? Will our future be populated with products that work for everyone, or we will increasingly use devices customized for an audience of one? How do we acknowledge individual differences while building a more accessible world? Gianfranco Zaccai (Continuum), Jon Marshall (MAP Project office), Scott...
Indie Publishing: Books, Magazines and Monsters
Meet editors, designers, and authors of independent books and magazines. Learn about the ups and downs of print and media in the new millennium.
Bill’s Design Talks: Graphic Design—Now in Production
Find out how designers today are rethinking the aesthetics, process, and public of graphic design by creating their own software and systems. Join Cooper-Hewitt's Curatorial Director, Cara McCarty, Walker Art Center Curator, Andrew Blauvelt, and interaction designer, Dimitri Nieuwenhuizen, in a lively discussion. Dimitri is a member of Lust, the innovative Dutch design collective that...
Wicked Problems in Type Design
Six leading and emerging voices in the field of type design talk about problems central to their work. Each speaker will address a burning question concerning the design, use, culture, technology, or business of fonts and typefaces. The moderators are Cara Di Edwardo and Ellen Lupton. The presenters are Philippe Apeloig, William Berkson, Hubert Jocham,...
Wicked Problems in Type Design
Six leading and emerging voices in the field of type design talk about problems central to their work. Each speaker will address a burning question concerning the design, use, culture, technology, or business of fonts and typefaces. A slightly cleaner version of this program is found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2hhkfUzZtw
Bill’s Design Talks: Walter Hood
Walter Hood, a landscape architect, professor, and author, has been praised as a "community whisperer, creating spaces that have elements the residents want before they even know it." His inclusive and innovative designs transform overlooked sites like street corners and highway underpasses into vital gathering spaces. Hs approach puts community members at the center of...
Bill’s Design Talks: Scott Wilson
Museum director, Bill Moggridge, in conversation with industrial designer, Scott Wilson.
Design [R]evolutions: False Bottoms and Secret Compartments
In the second of the Enid and Lester Morse Historic Design lecture series, Dr. Carolyn Sargentson will be lecturing on the theme of secrecy in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Paris, looking at the role of locksmiths in protecting the affairs of the heart, the home, and of politics, and revealing some of their strategies for developing...
Bill’s Design Talks: Annabelle Selldorf
Annabelle Selldorf established her practice in New York in 1988, and has acquired an international reputation for work that is sensitive to context, thoughtful in execution, and timeless. Her designs garner high praise for their subtlety and melding of Modernism with exquisite—but not precious—detail. Her current project, the Sunset Park Material Recycling Facility, is eagerly...