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Part of “Breakthroughs: Where Inspiration and Technology Meet,” a new webinar series designed by Adobe and AIGA
Technology is changing the way we create, consume and share
information. It is disrupting traditional communication, distribution
and business models, while simultaneously creating new ones. What are
the technology trends that are driving this change? What will be the
role of the designer during this period of change? How should designers
adapt and thrive?
To learn more about this topic, read “The First of Many Breakthroughs”.
Rob Girling is a principal and co-founder of Artefact,
in Seattle, where he leads projects in natural user interface (NUI) and
3-D across multiple screens. With more than 18 years of interaction
design experience and a master’s degree in interaction design from the
Royal College of Art, Rob also writes about 3-D design and other thought
leadership topics in the design field.
Prior to Artefact, Rob spent 10 years at Microsoft, obtaining several
patents and playing a major role in the development of Microsoft Office
and Microsoft Games, and where he eventually became the design manager
for the user interface, brand and user experience of Windows XP. Rob has
also worked as a senior interaction designer for IDEO and as the lead
game designer for MAG (a PS3 action game) for Sony Computer
Entertainment of America.
Kiyo Toma is a senior product manager with the InDesign product team at Adobe Systems.
He’s been involved in design, publishing and technology for 23 years,
setting his first line of type on a Macintosh 512K computer.
Having mastered early versions of Quark and Pagemaker, Kiyo
eventually focused his career on technology. He proceeded to learn a
number of markup languages (HTML, SGML, XML) but just as he was tiring
of typing angle brackets, he was lucky enough to find employment at
Adobe Systems, where he has been working for 13 years. Kiyo holds a
bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Rutgers University, Mason Gross
School of Arts. He is known to twitch at bad kerning and keeps a Mac
Plus for sentimental reasons.
is a designer, researcher and writer who has worked in visual and
interaction design for renowned design firms Gensler and Teague and
nonprofit media organization NPR. She has served as adjunct faculty at
the University of Washington and MICA (Maryland Institute College of
Art), teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in design. She
is an award-winning designer whose work has been recognized by Communication Arts, I.D. and AIGA, and featured in The New York Times, Fast Company and on Gizmodo.com.
Callie holds an MFA in design from the University of Washington in
Seattle and is currently an assistant design professor at UMBC
(University of Maryland, Baltimore County) in Baltimore. Her research
interests focus on the aesthetics of interaction design.
“Breakthroughs: Where Inspiration and Technology Meet” is a new
webinar series designed by Adobe and AIGA, exclusively for members.
Great designers need more than good ideas to succeed. Knowing this AIGA and Adobe, the official AIGA sponsor for design solutions,
have designed a free members-only webinar series to explore the ways
that today’s studios are creating innovative, multiplatform experiences
and the tools they’re using to achieve them.
Through visual presentations and instructive case studies, visionary
designers will pair with Adobe experts to offer guidance to help lead
you to your next breakthrough. Moderated by educator and
interaction designer Callie Neylan, each session will address industry
best practices and fresh ideas for using new technology and platforms to
solve client challenges.
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