Future By Design: The Future of Content

Attend a FREE live screening and interactive discussion of 'The Future of Content', RGD's next Future By Design panel at venues across Canada with panelists Ian Ardouin-Fumat, Karen McGrane and Andy Pratt!


Future by Design: Monday, October 17

6:00 - 8:00pm ET


Topic: The Future of Content

In today's creative landscape, designers often face the tension of content vs. context. How does the user's experience of a design influence the message, and vice versa? This conversation changes as technology evolves beyond traditional media and new methods of interaction are introduced, like virtual and augmented reality. Join a conversation about evolving content platforms and how designers are investigating new ways of connecting users with information. 


Register to attend a screening at one of the following locationsBarrieKingstonKitchenerLondonNorth BayThunder BaySault Ste. MarieTorontoWelland


Or register to watch online at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9059279099545121028



Ian Ardouin-Fumat

Ian Ardouin-Fumat is an information designer whose work explores new modes of engagement with data. His unusual practice led him to work on a wide variety of projects ranging from visualizing complex malware networks to counting elephants in Botswana. He is currently Lead Designer at The Office for Creative Research, where he prototypes public-oriented platforms and tools for accessible data visualization and data literacy.


Karen McGrane

If the internet is more awesome than it was in 1995, Karen would like to claim a very tiny piece of the credit. For the past 20 years Karen has helped businesses create better digital products through the power of user experience design and content strategy. She is Managing Partner at Bond Art + Science, a UX consultancy she founded in 2006, and formerly VP and National Lead for User Experience at Razorfish. Karen teaches Design Management in the MFA in Interaction Design program at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. She co-hosts A Responsive Web Design Podcast with Ethan Marcotte, and is the author of Going Responsive, published in 2015 by A Book Apart. Her first book, Content Strategy for Mobile, was published in 2012.


Andy Pratt

Andy has created award-winning interactive experiences and products for over fifteen years with some of the largest brands in the world, including Abbott, Viacom, Samsung, the Smithsonian Institution, Steelcase, Wenner Media, and Turner Broadcasting. He regularly takes on speaking engagements and lectures, something he realized he loved after working as an Adjunct Professor at the School of Visual Arts in their MFA program “Designer as Entrepreneur”. Andy is also the co-author and co-designer of a book published by Rockport Press. Titled Interactive Design: An Introduction to the Theory and Application of User-Centered Design, it’s aimed at college students and young professionals, and is available in six languages. Andy is Executive Creative Director at Favorite Medium in Oakland, CA


About Future By Design

Future By Design is a series of webcast discussions featuring experts sharing their thoughts on a variety of topics. As a virtual event, we invite cities across Canada to host local screening venues where members of the community can gather to watch panelists’ presentations, conduct their own group discussions and participate via webcam in the Q&A. Click here to view recaps of our past Future By Design events. 


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