Design begins with a problem, a pain, or an inconvenience. This makes designers problem solvers at their core. They are directly involved with the way material is represented visually as well as with the interfaces that connect us to our devices. Design is a critical part of shaping the future and here’s why:
- Our World is Increasingly Visual
In our always on, always connected world, people are stopping less to read large chunks of information. We want information that we can digest on the go- like lists or infographics. As the demand for visual information increases, designers will play a larger role to organize that information in ways that make sense and are aesthetically pleasing. Join JWT as they dive deeper into this shift in their seminar Reading Is No Longer Fundamental: The Shift to Visual Vocabulary.
- Good Design Makes Technology More Human
We have all interacted with a piece of technology (e.g. every VCR ever made) that makes us feel unintelligent because it seems impossible to figure out. Designers are simplifying devices and making so that they can enhance our lives instead of detracting from them. To learn more ways that designers are shaping the future and making technology more human, check out this seminar, hosted by The New Museum, Why The Future of Innovation Belongs To Artists & Designers.
- Design-Thinking Unlocks Creativity
According to Tim Brown, president and CEO of IDEO defines design-thinking as “a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer’s toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.” Sign us up! Design-thinking is part of how businesses are reshaping their processes and creating new and better technologies. Experience it for yourself at Design Thinking LIVE, hosted by City and Country.
Whether you are a designer or not, there is something for you at SMW NYC, February 17-21! Check out our schedule for events on other topics like health and wellness, entrepreneurship and marketing. Register now and we’ll see you soon!
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