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Marvelling at our Daily Intake of Symbols and Icons - QUT Creative Industries event

From: Ben M.
Sent on: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 9:24 AM

QUT Creative Industries Research Seminar: Patrick Hofmann, Google Australia, 26 April, 12pm

Due to inceased demand, we had to change the venue. Could you please pass this on to your networks across QUT and elsewhere? thank you! cheers, marcus

 

The QUT Urban Informatics Research Lab presents a Creative Industries Faculty Research Seminar by

Patrick Hofmann

Senior User Experience Designer, Google Australia

Friday, 26 April 2013, 12 – 2pm

NEW VENUE:

D Block, Lecture Theatre Ground Floor, D101, QUT Gardens Point Campus

http://www.facebook.com/events/514653205253277/

Away with Words: Marvelling at our Daily Intake of Symbols and Icons

Abstract

Whether we are at work, home, school, in transit, or at play, our daily activities involve interacting with countless stimuli, signals and interfaces. To help us digest and migrate swiftly through them, the use of icons and symbols is evolving rapidly as a key language and lexicon of our urban digital age. Let's take a fierce and fun look at them, their strengths and weaknesses, and predictions for the future.
About Patrick
Trained as a technical writer but specialising in visual information design, Patrick Hofmann is often ironically referred to as 'a man of few words'. For twenty years, this vibrant Canadian has helped companies worldwide improve the usability of their products – usually by transforming their textual information into pictograms, maps, symbols and icons. 
His award-winning work and undying passion for visual language sent him across the globe, as he teaches companies how to use pictures to improve communication. 
Currently, Patrick works at Google in Sydney as a Senior User Experience Designer on Google Maps.


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