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Origami and the Art of Visual Communication

  • Feb 28, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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How can you visualize, record, and communicate a complex process in a way that’s universal and easy to understand? The answer may be found in the ancient art of Origami.

Since the 8th century, Origami has not only been developed as an art form, but also a powerful discipline to help translate complex processes into simple instructions. And, it’s pretty damn fun to do!

Join VizThink NYC for our 2012 kick-off event with guest presenter and Interaction Designer Daniel Stillman. In this fun, hands-on, interactive workshop, you’ll learn the ancient art of Origami, and also explore a new visual language in Origami diagramming. We'll create some great models (fun in and of itself!) and leave with a set of our own hand-drawn diagrams – helping us become more effective visual thinkers and communicators.


Please also arrive early to ensure easy (and timely) access to the venue.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    An excellent session! I didn't know if the origami thing was gonna be for me, but I really enjoyed it.

    March 20, 2012

  • Amanda

    GREAT group of people! Thanks for coming out!

    March 3, 2012

  • Ray D.

    Great time! Dan was masterful with the crowd... it must have been all that practice with children that prepared him to deal with this particular group of kids. I'm looking forward to testing out my visual instructions to see if I can multiply my bunny. Thanks again Dan!

    March 1, 2012

  • Dean M.

    Daniel Stillman gave a terrific workshop, not only showing the group "hands-on" how to construct using origami, but the more intricate question of how to describe 3D objects and process manipulation using 2D diagramming and simple drawing techniques. Really useful to anyone thinking about how to describe physical processes in a visual way.

    February 29, 2012

  • Rachel

    Who knew that origami could be so much fun and so valuable in visual learning? Daniel Stillman knew...and he did a great job teaching us all! Fun and infomative with a great group of attendees. Great event!

    February 29, 2012

  • Charlene N.

    I enjoyed learning Origami and meeting new friends last night. I had fun, thank you!!

    February 29, 2012

  • Steve C.

    Dan Stillman's presentation was awesome...! Really fun, interesting, and insightful. Origami, who knew?!!! Thanks much to Dan, and everyone who came out for the event. It was a great way to kick off the new season for VizThink NYC...!!!

    February 29, 2012

  • MJ B.

    Thanks again to Daniel and the VizThink NYC organizers (for this event I was not one). It was great to see and meet everyone last night!

    February 29, 2012

  • MJ B.

    Daniel is a fabulous instructor - the session was fun and informative!

    February 29, 2012

  • Gavin M.

    Thanks for organizing - it was fun...

    February 29, 2012

  • Christian

    Great organization, amazing speaker, ... way to go!

    February 28, 2012

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