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Early Shift with Dan Klyn

AIGA West Michigan

Friday, March 14, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (EDT)

Early Shift with Dan Klyn

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Join AIGA WM at The Understanding Group on March 14th for a presentation by Dan Klyn. Inspired by the Creative Mornings model, Early Shift events consist of coffee, breakfast snacks and conversation starting at 8:30 AM, with the presentation starting promptly at 9 AM. Q and A will follow, and we will be out the door by 10 to get to work. 

Limited tickets available starting Friday, February 28th at 8 AM. 

The Understanding Group
401 Hall Street Southwest
Suite 231 
Grand Rapids, MI
8:30-10:00am
Friday, March 14

Ample parking is available in the 401 Hall SW Lot. 

Limited tickets available. 

About Dan Klyn:
Dan Klyn is co-founder of The Understanding Group (TUG), teaches information architecture at the University of Michigan School of Information and serves on the board of the IA Institute. He does IA work for clients including Herman Miller and JSTOR and his research focus is also his hero: Richard Saul Wurman.

About Dan's Talk:
Beginning in 1962 at the age of 26 and continuing to the present day, Richard Saul Wurman has been extraordinarily prolific. He’s written 83 books. He invented information architecture and the TED conference. Last month in the Wall Street Journal, Wurman's contribution to architecture and design was compared with that made by The Beatles to popular music.

Dan Klyn has spent the past five years researching RSW’s life’s work, and co-founded a company to practice what Wurman preaches. In forty-five richly-illustrated minutes, Klyn presents the results from his biographical research and shows examples of how The Understanding Group has applied Wurman's thinking to client work over the three years since its founding in 2011.

Bonus: Klyn's extensive collection of 50 years worth of objects designed by Richard Saul Wurman will be on display for all to admire (and play with).

Thank you to TUG for hosting and providing breakfast treats!

A big thanks to our coffee sponsor, REGULAR COFFEE

Have questions about Early Shift with Dan Klyn? Contact AIGA West Michigan

When & Where

The Understanding Group, Grand Rapids, Michigan
401 Hall St SW
Grand Rapids, MI

Friday, March 14, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (EDT)


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AIGA West Michigan

AIGA West Michigan is a group of designers volunteering to create a collaboration of experience, like voice, and resources with all national AIGA chapters. The success of this group is dependent upon the great participation of both members and sponsors.
 
As a local chapter, the purpose and mission is to advance design as a professional craft, a strategic business tool, and a vital cultural force. Creating a place where design can be discovered, discussed, understood, and appreciated, as well as a place to become inspired.
 
AIGA is an organization that supports the interests of design professionals, educators, and students consisting of a membership of over 23,000 and works on national activities and local programs with 67 chapters.
 
Founded in 1914 as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design and is now known simply as “AIGA, the professional association for design.
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