[csaa-forum] "Away with words" - QUT Research Seminar

Alan McKee a.mckee at qut.edu.au
Wed Apr 17 10:36:06 CST 2013

Patrick Hofmann, Senior User Experience Designer, Google Australia - "Away with Words: Marvelling at our Daily Intake of Symbols and Icons"
The QUT Urban Informatics Research Lab presents a Creative Industries Faculty Research Seminar 
Friday, 26 April 2013, 12 – 2pm
D Block, Level 2, D214, QUT Gardens Point Campus

Whether we are at work, home, school, in transit, or at play, our daily activities involve interacting with countless stimuli, signals and interfaces. To help us digest and migrate swiftly through them, the use of icons and symbols is evolving rapidly as a key language and lexicon of our urban digital age. Let's take a fierce and fun look at them, their strengths and weaknesses, and predictions for the future.

About Patrick
Trained as a technical writer but specialising in visual information design, Patrick Hofmann is often ironically referred to as 'a man of few words'. For twenty years, this vibrant Canadian has helped companies worldwide improve the usability of their products – usually by transforming their textual information into pictograms, maps, symbols and icons. 
His award-winning work and undying passion for visual language sent him across the globe, as he teaches companies how to use pictures to improve communication. 
Currently, Patrick works at Google in Sydney as a Senior User Experience Designer on Google Maps.

Please RSVP to Emma White <e10.white at qut.edu.au>.

Alan McKee, PhD
Professor, Creative Industries
Queensland University of Technology
Tel: +61 7 3138 8235

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