Now that the Fall 2011 semester has come to a close, I am happy to announce that I will be in Seoul starting next Monday for a week, giving talks speaking about my work as a designer, teacher and artist. I’ll also be visiting the SAIC’s Samsung client team to present the amazing work my students did for them this semester. As you can imagine, I’m crazy excited to visit Korea and Seoul for it’s prominence in design and culture on the world stage.
Below is a press release from the Nam Jun Paik Museum, who will be hosting my talk Dec 20th.
Design for Citizens—how design can be used to foster community in urban environments
George is an Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He teaches graduate level classes in the Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects department. He is also co-founder and design director at Greater Good Studio, an innovation consultancy that uses design methods to solve social problems.
Greater Good Studio believes in three simple truths:
Research changes design.
Design changes behavior.
Behavior changes the world.
George has been a design consultant (at IDEO), a public servant (at the Chicago Transit Authority), a teacher (at theSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago), and now an entrepreneur (at Greater Good Studio). He remains wildly optimistic that user-centered research and insight driven design brings awareness and tools, can bring change to even the most entrenched problems of our time.
George will present projects from his 13 year career as a designer, artist, teacher and citizen: designing city buses, designing components of a smart city and creating a new vision for public school cafeterias. In addition, exclusively for Nam June Paik Art Museum, he will present a photographic study about race and identity called CHROMAsome.