Posts Tagged ‘talks’

Summer (reading) therapy for educators

Six years into my career as an educator a friend gave me Richard Russo’s Straight Man. I laughed, and then I laughed more; and laughing at the truisms of academia feels better than therapy. Last week I saw Russo speak at the Los Angeles central library’s ALOUD series about his new book, That Old Cape Magic. I […]

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Notes from Debbie Millman’s talk, “Why We Brand, Why We Buy”

Debbie Millman presented her talk Why We Brand, Why We Buy on Friday night at The Art Institute of CA in Orange County. In her talk, Ms. Millman, partner and President of the Design Group at Sterling Brands, pieced together neurological influences on human proclivity to (buying into) brands, a history of the brand from […]

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Parker Jacobs says, “Make Rad Stuff”

Parker Jacobs gave a fun, light-hearted, and entertaining talk at Chapman University last Wednesday night. Here is a summary of his advice for design students, but I have to admit, if you weren’t there you really missed a show. My translation of his performance into a few textual bullets here is like designing in a […]

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