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Screen Shot 2015-09-28 at 9.20.09 PMI had a blast speaking to the great people of Bowling Green, Ohio this week as part of AIGA Toledo Design Week. Thanks so much to AIGA Toledo and the Graphic Design Department at Bowling Green State University for the invitation, and to everyone who came out to my presentation at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Here is a list of links from the presentation as well as a PDF of the slides.

John Maeda’s 2015 Design in Tech Report

IBM Design and the IBM Design Language

AIGA Design for Good

Design Observer (which my design hero Bill Drenttel co-founded)

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I really wanted to love this conference. After all, it had the makings of the ideal design gathering for the Spring of 2010: A top-notch line-up of speakers from the design and business worlds, including some of my heroes, old and new (designer, Stefan Sagmeister; venture capitalist, Fred Wilson; Twitter co-founder, Jack Dorsey); a first-class venue (The Times Center in midtown Manhattan); a focus on the “how” of the creative process rather than the “what;” and all viewed through the lens of trendiest trend site Cool Hunting and the white hot creative consulting firm Behance. Plus the reviews of last year’s 99% were ecstatic.

How could this be anything but spectacular?

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