Cooper Parlor: WTF, Evolution? Designing for Unnatural Selection
Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
Like it or not, the sixth wave of extinction is upon us. By the end of the century nearly 50% of all species on the planet will be gone. Most will perish simply because they do not have enough time to adapt to rapidly changing environmental conditions. But what if there were gadgets (or services) that would help plants and animals transcend time and make the evolutionary leap? What if there was a Whole Earth Catalog for the non- human among us (eat your heart out, Stewart Brand)?
In this seriously tongue-in-cheek Parlor, Creative Strategist Zak Brazen, of BrazenWorks Design and Ingenuity Lab, will explore design opportunities for the near future, when plants and animals are your clients. Parlor participants will imagine, prototype and design tools, gadgets and services that give plants and animals the resources they need to cope with climate change in real time.
Disruptive? To say the least.
About the Parlor:
Cooper Parlor is a gathering of designers and design-minded people to exchange ideas around a specific topic. We aim to cultivate conversation that instigates, surprises, entertains, and most importantly, broadens our community’s collective knowledge and perspective about the potential for design.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The Cooper Offices are located 2 blocks from the Montgomery BART station. The building also has it's own parking garage for your car or bike. The entrance to the garage is on the Mission St side of the building right after Anthony St.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the refund policy?
We will refund 100% of your payment if you notify us 20 business days before the start of your workshop, or 50% if you notify us 10 business days before. There are no refunds for cancellation fewer than 10 business days before the event begins. By registering for this event, you certify that these financial terms are authorized by the appropriate person in your company.
By enrolling in this workshop, I agree Cooper reserves the right to share, copy, and modify the materials gathered including notes, photos, statements, digital recordings, and representative artifacts in order to share knowledge and in education and business development activities. Cooper does not share personal information, such as name, contact or biographic information, nor directly attribute any quotes or images.
When & Where
Since 1992, Cooper has partnered with clients to design everything from medical devices to consumer products to sophisticated business tools. Our specialty has always been bringing clarity to complex situations.
Ten years ago, we decided to expand our impact by teaching and mentoring clients and design professionals. Drawing from our 20 years of experience, we offer custom training for companies and public classes in interaction design, visual interface design, design communication and collaboration, and our intensive UX Boot Camp. Learn more at www.Cooper.com.