In this talk, Roger Whitehouse will discuss aspects of working with users to evaluate and develop design solutions. He will focus on his experience working with the senses of touch, hearing, and smell that provide information in the environment along with the visual cues which are normally thought of as the sole vehicle of graphic design.
Wednesday May 1st.
10:30 – 11:30am
Kellen Auditorium, 66 fifth ave.
Roger Whitehouse, ARIBA, AAdipl, FSEGD
Roger Whitehouse studied architecture at the Architectural Association in London before coming to New York in 1967 to teach architecture at Columbia University. In 1975 he founded Whitehouse & Company, a multi-disciplinary design firm centered around graphic design and architectural graphics. He has been a director and vice president of the AIGA and a director and Fellow of SEGD (Society for Environmental Graphic Design). His work with vision-impaired and blind users of the Lighthouse in New York has won him many awards and international recognition in the field of Universal Design and Accessibility. His wide range of Graphic Design, Identity, Wayfinding and Industrial Design projects have included the Pratt Institute identity, and signage for Subway stations in Times Square, The HIgh Museum in Atalanta, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.