Future By Design WEST: The Future of Design Tools
Tuesday, July 19, 6:00pm - 8:30pm (PST)
Topic: The Future of Design Tools
Graphic designers are called upon to create memorable communications, meaningful interactions and satisfying user experiences. To achieve these lofty expectations and translate their design expertise, designers require a toolkit of software, hardware and other digital resources. How do these tools need to evolve to meet the needs of our industry? What will they look like in the future? How do designers stay ahead of the technology curve? Join a discussion of the tools that make design possible and how they will shape the future of design.
Screenings held at the following locations: Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver
Amber is the CEO of Design2Scale, an innovation consultancy that assists companies at all stages of product evolution with business modeling, product development, brand positioning, go-to-market strategy, partnership development, and other board-level considerations. After having founded, run and profitably sold a NYC-based advertising agency, Amber served on the executive teams of two of the top, global digital agencies. She now sits on the board of a technology accelerator and a think tank for social change.
Zachary is a design manager and senior designer on the Material Design team at Google. He has been a lead creative throughout the process of defining Google's Material Design UX and visual guidelines. Zach is also a design advocate speaking and working with Google product teams and third-parties to share best design practices and processes. He was recently a lead product designer on the Google Fonts redesign and has been creating tools like Resizer (design.google.com/resizer) that make it easier to use the material design framework.
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.