For three seasons, between 2017 and 2019, we designed the posters for various events hosted by AIANY Global Dialogues. We imposed three rules for the poster series: same size, two colors, and one typeface.The intent of each poster is to capture the spirit of the topic and visualize it in through an engaging and playful means through type and forms. The following selection of posters are arranged in chronological and thematic order.
Each season has a different a theme. For the second year, the theme was Action, and the posters were designed to explore extraplotions of form and typography.
The final season's theme was Location, which was abruptly cut short due to the pandemic. These posters were design to explore type that was reminsicent of the location.
The AIGA, the professional association for design, is the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design, provides professional development of all fields in the discipline through robust programming. Since 2011, we have worked with AIGA to create the website and app for their annual design conference.
Building on the success of the 2016 iteration, which expanded features to complement the attendee experience, we decided to rebuild the app from the ground up for the 2019 conference. We refined the interface, improved performance, and enhanced the overall user experience to ensure the app was seen as a natural extension of the conference.
From the complex conference schedule, speaker bios and headshots, session ratings, venue map, local city guide, sponsor information, and more, attention was given to transitions, information hierarchy, and icons to ensure an intuitive experience. Functionally, “Connect”, the attendee chat feature within the app, was overhauled to allow users to engage in more meaningful conversations with the addition of notifications, filtering, popularity, and a more seamless content management system.
Additionally, for the 2019 conference, AIGA adopted the FRMWRK.IO platform to manage the content for the app and website. The CMS is tailored to the content types specific to the conference and structured to ensure staff can easily input and manage content. Unlike past years, changes made in the CMS are downloaded by mobile app in real-time when an item is published, so edits are instantly seen by users.