Iconathon - Energy Efficiency with Cree
Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)
The Noun Project is proud to introduce the first Iconathon of 2012! Sponsored by Cree, Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of energy-efficient LEDs and LED lights, this Iconathon will focus on creating new public domain symbols for Energy Efficiency and the LED light bulb.
This is your opportunity to help create graphic symbols and icons that can be used to easily communicate universally recognized concepts in Energy Efficiency. Graphic Designers and Artists are encouraged to sign up and put their skills to use to help create symbols needed in civic design. However, you do not need to know how to design or draw to participate and provide valuable input. For more information, please visit Lighting the LED Revolution website.
The collection of approximately 20 Energy Efficiency symbols created during the Iconathon will be made available to the public through The Noun Project’s free library of downloadable symbols. See examples of symbols created at previous Iconathons.
The Iconathon will begin with an insightful presentation by Paul Pickard, former head of research and development for Cree lighting, who will speak on the important role Energy-Saving technologies play in conserving energy. This will be followed by a presentation on User Comprehension & Symbol Design by Edward Boatman, Co-Founder and Creative Director of The Noun Project. After a quick lunch we’ll host design charrettes where designers, students, artists, environmentalists, and anyone who is passionate about civic design will brainstorm and sketch symbols that visually represent concepts frequently needed for Energy Efficiency.
Expect to polish your creative skills and meet some amazing people!
Tentative Schedule of the Day
10:15am Presentations on topics of Energy Efficiency & Symbol Design
11:30pm Sponsored lunch
12:00pm Break into Groups for Design Charrettes
2:00pm Group Presentations of sketches & ideas
What to Bring
We will have an assortment of essential creative art materials, but if you have art supplies that you can't live without (special pencils, notebooks, laptop, etc), please bring them. Laptops are very helpful for researching symbols during the event.
Who Should Attend
If you have a passion for designing, getting engaged with your community, helping build a better planet, and being creative while collaborating with great people - you should come!
We are inviting designers, students, people from various organizations, professors, developers, cartographers and others. Please note that you do not need to draw or design in order to participate and provide valuable input.
About the Sponsor
Cree, Inc. is leading the LED lighting revolution and making energy-wasting traditional lighting technologies obsolete through the use of energy-efficient, mercury-free LED lighting.
About The Noun Project
The Noun Project's mission is to share, celebrate, and enhance the world's visual language.
About Previous Iconathons
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The Noun Project
The Noun Project is building a global visual language of symbols that anyone can use to communicate. Our mission is to share, celebrate and enhance and world's visual language. As part of this mission, we host Iconathons across the country to add much-needed civic symbols to the public domain.