Guest Lecture 22/01/15 – Duich McKay – Life as a User-Experience Designer of Mobile Apps

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In his guest talk on Thursday 29th January, Duich Mackay highlighted the every changing nature of design. During a career that has seen Duich’s job title change from Graphic Designer – Web Designer – Communication Designer to User Experience Designer, he emphasised the need to detach skills from the craft of design. Now, working as a user-experience designer of mobile apps at J.P. Morgan within development teams of business analysts and developers Duich makes a significant contribution to the usability of their mobile apps. The ability to do this stresses the importance of understanding the craft of design.

Guest Lecture 15/01/15 – Calum Stirling – Gadroon Baguette Cartouche

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Calum Stirling’s talk on Thursday 15 January will focus on his recent data cornicing project Gadroon Baguette Cartouche for Edinburgh Arts Festival. Calum used digital technology to produce an update of traditional Scottish cornicing by combining social, political and economic data, with bespoke data visualization software and an artist built CNC milling machine.

Thursday 15th January – Barnes Lecture Theatre, West Graham Street – 11:30-12:30