[EVENT] SVA MFA in Interaction Design Lecture Series in NYC continues February 18th 6:30-8:30PM

15 Jan 2009 - 4:24pm
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Mary Jeys

DOT DOT DOT: "The Modularists"
The MFA Interaction Design Lecture Series

Join us for our February lecture, featuring four speakers giving four
talks in forty minutes. This month’s topic:

“The Modularists”
The insight required to craft modular systems requires designers to
think through several variations of form and function — often beyond
the original intent of an object, product, or service. How much does
the design of discrete modules affect the integrity of the larger
system? Should designers expect to wield control over any part of a
user experience of modular systems? Four guest lecturers will examine
a range of projects and trends in modular design, culminating in a
discussion of the role of modularity among a group who value putting
the power to create in the hands of everyone.


* Brendan Dawes, Magnetic North, UK
* Jeff Hoefs, littleBits, Smart Design
* Nick Bilton, Designer, User Interface Specialist, Technologist,
Journalist, Hardware Hacker, Researcher
* Fourth speaker to be announced

Wednesday, February 18
White Rabbit
145 E Houston Street, NY (Map: http://tinyurl.com/6fejtq)

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/5byndq

About the Lecture Series
The “Dot Dot Dot” Lecture Series is meant for broad explorations of
interaction design, business, and aesthetic inspiration. Practitioners
and thought leaders give short talks in an informal setting. Wisdom
will be revealed and methods will be shared in a environment intended
to satisfy both social and scholarly pursuits.

About MFA in Interaction Design
The MFA in Interaction Design program trains students to research,
analyze, prototype, and design concepts in their business, social, and
cultural contexts. Today, business success depends on the presence of
a well-designed, engaging experience, and the new MFA in Interaction
Design program explores the strategic role of interaction design in
shaping everyday life.

More info: http://interactiondesign.sva.edu

Mary Jeys, Assistant to the Chair
MFA in Interaction Design
(212) 592-2561

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