Winter 2008 Eventby Louise Kellerman on 29/06/2008
THANK YOU – To everyone that came along last night and to our awesome sponsors!
I’m sure everyone had a great time meeting up with each other, and I hope that you found the speakers interesting and you walked away with a little bit of something to inspire and motivate you over the next little while.
I will be posting some of the content from last night on the website over the next week, so watch out for that.
You can add any comments you want to on this page, any feedback on what you would like to see at Design Assembly would be greatly appreciated.
And feel free to drop me an email if you want to talk at Design Assembly or want to put someone forward!
Pencil in Wednesday 26th November for the next Design Assembly and in the meantime, lets keep in touch!
Design Assembly is an evening of talks and discussion run by Graphic Designers for Graphic Designers.
Design Assembly will launch on Wednesday the 27th August from6.30pm – 8.30pm in room WE336, AUT, Art and Design Faculty, St Pauls Street, Auckland CBD. Refreshments will be provided between 6.30 and 7pm.
- 6.30pm – Doors open
- 7pm – 8pm – Three speakers, 20 minutes each
- 8pm – 8.30pm – Questions
- 8.30pm – Close
If you are interested in coming along (firstname.lastname@example.org) OR would like to be a speaker at a future Design Assembly drop us a line (email@example.com) and we will send you more info as it comes to hand.
Conversations on Wednesday August 27th 2008
Marriage of the impossible: creativity and improbable connection – Welby Ings
At the beginning of the nineteenth century the verb ‘to create’ was rarely used. With the development of the romantic period and its resulting emphasis on individual genius, ‘creativity’ came to mean the use of a divine thinking process that was considered to be the elevated, working alternative to reason. Christopher Frayling called this the thinking process capable of ‘challenging the gods’. Assuming that graphic designers may sometimes ‘challenge the thinking of the gods’, this presentation looks at techniques beyond the fatigue of the mindmap and the brain storm. It will set a couple of short activities that show how the impossible can be creatively connected by disobedient thinkers. connection
The democratisation of ideas – Kate Alexander
Stumble upon, Springwise, The cool hunter, bootb… thanks to these new ‘trend collecting websites’ it is possible know what’s hip, without stepping out your front door. You can get daily inspiration boosters to your inbox. And the information transfer isn’t one way. Anyone can apply to be a spotter for springwise and send in their local cool discoveries. On Bootb you can answer a creative brief for an international company without even one meeting. So what does this mean for the traditional world of commercial design… will our clients buy an idea from a website and hand it to us to execute, will they post our visuals online for their customers to vote, maybe they might even be able to buy a full complete campaign. Opinion isn’t my strong point so i’ll leave that to you. What I hope to do in my 20 minutes is show you some stuff you haven’t seen and offer some food for thought about the worldwide future of ideas.
Message cognition and design – Shaun Lee
I am sure ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’, but graphic designers rarely have an audience of one. So how can we be sure that our design is going to communicate the right message? I would like to share a bit of theory I have found useful both in the studio and with clients.