Cusp isn't a conference about graphic design, or interior design or industrial design. It's a conference about ‘the design of everything,’ bringing together thinkers, innovators, skeptics, believers, visionaries and explorers from the arts, sciences, technology, business, design and government.
It's two days of creativity, imagination, passion and energy from 20+ presenters who will share their thoughts, passions and stories and help you create new ones – a concentrated blast of ideas, creativity and optimism that connects unexpected dots and lights unknown fires.
We may be living in a challenging present and face an uncertain future, but Cusp Conference is rocket fuel for anyone who believes that the best way to predict the future is to design it.
When: September 28 & 29, 2011
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Find out more at: https://www.cuspconference.com
From Understanding Design and Back Again
As designers we have come full circle in our quest to create a sustainable world. Designers can no longer be spectators. The boundaries we are used to have disappeared and as human beings we “play” a real role in designing the world around us.
In our world of design the color “green” has now become more complex and is shaded in many hues. Some of these hues are divided into social, environmental, economic, functional, renewable and responsible. Others have not yet be identified yet but are proving to become major change agents in the future of the responsible designer. The reality is that designers are now beginning to see “green” as still being complex but becoming more holistic and part of their everyday lives. They are beginning to understand the problem globally by creating design solutions that are causing positive effects on how they live, work, learn and play.
When: September 29 – October 2, 2011
Where: Denver, Colorado, USA
Find out more at: cumulus2011denver.org
Les nouvelles façons de créer des interactions
Espaces, installations, Web, branding, packaging, … : autant de plateformes qui définissent le design interactif aujourd’hui. Entre créativité et dialogue, l’expérience que propose le design d’interaction au public permet aux créateurs et aux communicateurs de l’intégrer davantage dans leurs stratégies de communication et de marketing.
Quelles possibilités offrent l’innovation et les avancées technologiques aux organisations?
Quel rôle joue le design interactif dans l’image de marque en 2011?
Comment allier une approche créative et une stratégie de communication pertinente et efficace?
Autant de pistes que les conférenciers de cette Journée Grafika exploreront en vous faisant découvrir les dernières tendances mais aussi les enjeux du design interactif, au Québec comme à l’international.
Quand : Le mercredi 5 octobre 2011, de 9h00 à 12h30
Où : Montréal, Québec
En découvrir plus à : www2.infopresse.com/content/conference-gfk-2011-DesignInteractif-1.aspx
Pivot: AIGA Design Conference
Learn from today’s most brilliant leaders this fall at “Pivot: AIGA Design Conference” in Phoenix.
Design is at a critical inflection point as a practice, thought process and force for change. At “Pivot,” this year’s AIGA Design Conference, in Phoenix, you’ll explore the shifts prompting this change—and learn how you can prepare for the complexities of the future.
Join more than 1,500 designers at “Pivot” this fall to share what is inspiring about design, how to succeed in meeting your clients’ needs, and how design can be more effective than ever as society, the economy and the context for design evolves.
After three intensive days of inspiring speakers, practical workshops and in-depth discussions, you’ll walk away with a new perspective on the changing design industry and actionable insights on how to increase your value to clients and how to improve your practice long term.
When: October 13 – 16, 2011
Where: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Find out more at: designconference2011.aiga.org
MX Design Conference 2011
4th International Design Congress
MX Design Conference 2011 will present experiences from any area in which design intervention is demonstrated in nontraditional areas of knowledge or action, academic or professional, and their participation as a bridge in a diverse and changing world.
The various design disciplines are increasingly involved in projects that require a set of skills for which there is no specific profile of the designer. To this we add the cases in which the main contribution of the designer is not simply its ability to specify product design, but their approach to problems or method of work that leads to generate innovation. These new profiles then being formed from the experience of working in interdisciplinary teams, under nontraditional design processes, with actors as diverse in knowledge, attitudes and culture, while expanding the scope for the designer, requires a reflection on the defining his characteristics in a diverse and constantly changing society.
When: October 26 – 28, 2011
Where: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Find out more at: www.dis.uia.mx/conference/2011/indexE.html
RGD Ontario invites visual communicators everywhere to assemble in Toronto this fall for the Association of Registered Graphic Designers' 12th annual DesignThinkers Conference, as they discuss the unique insight and problem-solving processes of the designer and how design thinking impacts business, society and the environment.
When: November 2 & 3, 2011
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Find out more at: designthinkers.com/index_2011.html