It’s hard to design outside of your experience; it’s even more challenging if the subject is sensitive or publicly misunderstood. We know that by inviting designers to communicate about the HIV/AIDS crisis for PosterFest 2019, we may be asking you to step into unfamiliar territory. That’s why we’re hosting a Designing for Empathy workshop—to give you a dedicated space to learn about and explore the issue at hand, and then dive right into a collaborative creative process.
Here’s what to expect from the morning:
In-depth panel discussion featuring public health experts, individuals impacted by HIV, and design professionals
Collaborative design-thinking exercises that will help you hone your concept and start sketching your ideas in small groups
Feedback session with the panelists, so that your message stays on point
Saturday, February 9, 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
The Wolfsonian–FIU, 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
AIGA + Wolfsonian Members: $25
Students (with valid ID): $15
Workshop attendees will receive a 20% non-transferable discount on the submission fee for the PosterFest: Design for Good 2019 juried exhibition, as well as two complimentary passes to The Wolfsonian–FIU.
Ashley Richardson, Education and Prevention Specialist for CAN Community Health
Karen Iglesias, Health Education Supervisor for the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County
Harris Levine, Partner at Ker-twang
Melissa Blundell-Osorio, Director of Education at the World Erotic Art Museum
Suzanne Jewell, Founder of The Mindful Entrepreneur
Workshop Creators and Co-Facilitators:
Jennifer Marin Jericho, Member of AIGA Women Lead Initiative Steering Committee, and Past President of AIGA Baltimore
Jennifer Ford, President of AIGA Gainesville
Rebecca White, President of AIGA Miami
Special thanks to:
Rich Hollant, Member of AIGA National Board of Directors
Gage Mitchell, AIGA President's Council Chair
Dian Holton, Member of AIGA Diversity and Inclusion Task Force