Wednesdays’ full day of Icograda‘s Design Week Vancouver had many speakers from around the world, and even one having to skype in from Kenya because of the Icelandic volcano affecting his flights. Change is happening in the world and in design especially and designers are trying to figure out how they can add value to visual communication and how the world, in turn values the work designers do. Today there is another day of speakers including Marian Bantjes, a “near” Vancouver typographer, illustrator and educator who will talk on The Cultural Value of Art in Design. Should be amazing.
There are ton more photos to see!
After a breakfast speech Cameron Sinclair, Peter Busby and Bruce Hayden spoke primarily about architecture and how to create sustainable cities from their different perspectives. They each did a quick presentation and then took questions.
Rethink Communications was the design studio to implement the design currency identity and site tied to the concept.
Oscar Pina, of Phillips, was up next and presented some of the innovative projects that the company he works for.
Cecilia Daude, a recent graduate of the IDEA program at Capilano University (their show of work still up at Harbour Centre) volunteered for Design Week and is able to take in most of the presentations.
After lunch, each table was tasked with describing how to Define Design’s Value in a twitterable amount of words.
With a view of how India’s markets are changing, Ashwini Deshpande, showed examples from her firm.
Due to a volcano problem, Markin Miruka, a designer from Kenya had to prerecord his presentation then use skype to answer questions.
Debbie Millman talked about Why We Brand, Why We Buy with a presentation that went all the way back to the first visual communications that was done in cave walls.
The last talk was a tag-team affair with Brian Collins and his younger associate, who presented a way for designers to create meaning in the work that is done for clients by thinking about Architypes.
A great number of speakers still to go on today!