Opening Night: VR/AR and the Myth of the T-Shaped Designer with Paul Mealy

Hello and welcome to Cincinnati Design Week 2019! We are kicking off an incredible week of amazing events with Paul Mealy, Solution Director at Fusion Alliance and Author of Virtual & Augmented Reality for Dummies. Join us for a fun and informative opening night talk with appetizers, drinks and the opportunity to hear how future technology may impact design and the role of designers.

In the past, designers focused and honed their craft within a single specialty. User experience and visual designers worked in bubbles, and never crossed paths. Now, not only are designers becoming generalists across user experience and user interface design, but are often required to step far outside of their comfort zones, into environmental design, product design, 3D, virtual reality, augmented reality, and more. Join us as Paul discusses how to design for emerging technology and the myth of the "T-shaped" designer.

Schedule

5:00 pm | Welcome cocktail hour with apps

6:00 pm | Speech by Paul Mealy

Ticket Prices

$10 for AIGA student members

$20 for AIGA members

$35 for non-members

About the Speaker

Paul Mealy, Solution Director at Fusion Alliance and Author of Virtual & Augmented Reality for Dummies

Paul Mealy is a Solution Director at Fusion Alliance and Author of Virtual & Augmented Reality for Dummies. He is also the founder and leader of multiple startups, ranging from virtual reality/augmented reality studios to early childhood education design and development firms.

Paul is a technology leader and innovator. He specializes in bridging the gap across design, development, and business requirements with a specific focus on childhood education and entertainment. He has led international teams creating web applications, mobile applications, large-scale environmental installations, virtual reality and augmented reality experiences, multi-platform gaming applications, and much more. Paul is also an expert in developing roadmaps for emerging technologies. He has taught university courses on game programming and generative art, and has run multiple innovation labs. His deep experience in virtual reality and augmented reality is detailed in his recent book Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for Dummies from Wiley Publications.

When & Where
Mon, Sep 23, 2019 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Sanctuary Event Center
417 East 6th Street
Newport, KY 41071
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