SOFTWARE DESIGN PIONEER LARRY CONSTANTINE
Creative collaboration can be one of the most disruptive forces in a design process, but using it as a force for good requires many skills of us. Software design pioneer Larry Constantine generously shares with us the insights he has gained from his extensive experience of leading teams to excel beyond expectations.
INTERACTING WITH TECHNOLOGY WIZARD PHILIP SIERZEGA
Philip Sierzega describes himself as a designer, animator, and artist with a passion for experimentation. His amazing and amusing works allow technology, people and, above all, fun to co-exist in one interactive experience.
Philip studied for his BFA in New Media Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Now based in Brooklyn, Philip is an inaugural member of the New Museum’s NEW INC program and the co-founder of the art studio Red Paper Heart. He received a Young Guns Award from the Art Directors Club (YG11), an award that honours the work of creative professionals under 30.
A BRIEF CHAT WITH GREG FOYSTER
In 2012, Greg Foyster and his partner Sophie Chishkovsky gave up their day jobs to cycle up the east coast of Australia, from Melbourne to Cairns via Tasmania. Greg’s book, Changing Gears, documents that ride and the many people they met on their journey to find out what it takes to live happily with less. This is what Greg, who’d previously worked in advertising, had to say in Changing Gears on the subject of ‘stuff’.
Design exists within the context of all visual and media arts. Much of the innovation that occurs in design is driven by influences from, references to, or outright appropriation of these arts. The deeper a designer’s knowledge and engagement in developments in the humanities – including in literature and performance – the more they can drive their creativity within a cultural and social alignment.
WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF E-LEARNING? A CONVERSATION WITH MIKE MACKAY.
I don’t think we’re doing e-learning very well, yet. In fact, as someone who is studying online right now I think I can offer this insight; the current state of e-learning everywhere sucks. That’s right, it’s not just my chosen provider, they’re actually better than most, but it still sucks, big time. “Lots of PDFs to read (yawn), three Discussion Forums (barf) and a bunch of rubrics doth not an engaging e-learning experience make.”