Ellen Lupton on the important role of design in everyday life

Ellen Lupton, author, educator, curator, and graphic designer speaks about the important role of design in everyday life.

Ellen Lupton is curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City and director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. An author of numerous books and articles on design, she is a public-minded critic, frequent lecturer, and AIGA Gold Medalist.

She is the author, coauthor, or editor of several books, including Design Your Life: The Pleasures and Perils of Everyday Things, Design Culture NowSkin: Surface, Substance + DesignThinking with TypeD.I.Y.: Design It Yourself, and D.I.Y. Kids.

via Ellen Lupton on Vimeo.

Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Senior User Experience Designer at SAP and promotes User Experience Design as visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design. Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar Medeiros has helped truly global companies in several countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he championed the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai

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