How design conference history


Founded in 1985, the HOW brand began its life as a print magazine. In 2023, HOW Design Live is celebrating 33 years of serving the business, creativity and technology needs of creative professionals.


HOW Design conference 2023?

HOW Design Live 2023 will be at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville from 6/5/2023 – 6/7/2023.

How do you design a magazine?

HOW (ISSN 0886-0483) was a bimonthly magazine for graphic designers. Launched in 1985, HOW was edited by Megan Lane Patrick. HOW was published by F+W Media of Cincinnati, Ohio.

How is the Boston 2022 conference?

How Design Live – May 22-24, 2022 – Boston.

How can I learn designing?

12 Free Ways to Learn DesignLearn Your History.Understand the Basic Terminology.Navigate the Design Blogosphere.Follow Your Favorite Designers on Social Media.Research the Greats.Study Other Designers’ Work in Online Marketplaces.Use Free Adobe Alternatives.Take Free Online Classes.More items…

What is the description of design?

A design is a plan or specification for the construction of an object or system or for the implementation of an activity or process or the result of that plan or specification in the form of a prototype, product, or process. The verb to design expresses the process of developing a design.

Expand Your Learning

The AIGA Design Conference is your opportunity to participate in fresh ideation for design from leaders in the field. Join us in September in Seattle, WA or virtually from your home.

Engage with Design Leaders

Join us for more Fireside Chats with AIGA Executive Director Bennie F. Johnson. Bennie will speak with design business leaders about their values, journeys, and approaches to leadership.

2021 Theme: A Brief History of Now

Designers and design collaborators are constantly seeking to understand design’s influence on intimate spaces and systemic structures. So this year, we ask ourselves “what are the possible futures of design as both a cultural force and strategic advantage?”

2021 Partners

At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. We have 30+ years of research informing our understanding of the human visual system. This legacy has been combined with tech expertise in machine learning and analytics to bring new solutions to the creative workplace.

Past Conference Talks

Get a taste of what to expect in 2021! View AIGA conference talks through the years.

Join the Community

Join us for monthly webinars to expand our learning and thinking in the design profession. AIGA Member Series webinars are free to attend for AIGA Members!

Explore all AIGA Conferences

Join us in 2022 for a new year, new conferences, and new opportunities to convene with designers across the world.

Victor Papanek: Designer for the Real World MIT Press 2021

The history and controversial roots of the social design movement, explored through the life and work of its leading pioneer, Victor Papanek.

Masculinities in Design: Objects, Identities and Practices

The objects, identities and practices of design are profoundly shaped by their relationship to cultures of masculinity, but there is a surprising scarcity of historical and theoretical analysis on the subject.

Histories in Ecology and Design: Myths of the Circular Economy

On the occasion of the 9th Bienial Iberoamericana de diseño, Madrid, under the theme, ‘Design and Design Education after the Pandemic’ , this lecture contributes to debates around the role of circular culture and the legacies of design’s role in educating for alternative economies.

Design Anthropology: Legacies and Futures

Moderated by anthropologist Nicole Cristi (UCL) and organised by the Chilean Ministry of Culture as part of the Chilean Design Week themed ‘Transitions in Design’, this talk explores the legacies and futures of the intersection of design anthropology addressing its role in neo-liberal policy making and start-up design culture.

Writing Critical Design Biography

On the occasion of the launch of her MIT Press monograph, Victor Papanek: Designer for the Real World, Alison J. Clarke discusses with Dr. Saltuk Özemir the process of researching and writing critical biography in design.

Beyond Interiority: The Design Politics of Normativity

This keynote lecture on the occasion of the launch of the Centre for Interior Studies, Royal Danish Academy, Copenhagen, argues against a retreat to the notion of the interior as an expression of interiority and subjectivity by exploring the exponential expansion of trans-disciplinary studies of “the complex interior” in both contemporary architectural practice and academic discourse..

Purity and Security: A Cultural History of Plexiglass

Shannon Mattern is a Professor of Anthropology at the New School for Social Research. Her writing and teaching focus on archives, libraries, and other media spaces; media infrastructures; spatial epistemologies; and mediated sensation and exhibition.


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