Return of the Maps

How are designers using design thinking to inform modern map making? How can workflow integrations with tools like Figma, Framer, and After Effects modernize traditional mapmaking? Join us for a series of 5 to 10 minute lightning talks that will explore some of the challenges and design decisions behind building and designing location based experiences.

Attendees will hear about:

  • Product and map design within larger design tools and systems like Figma and Framer from Amy Lee Walton and David Wicks of Mapbox
  • Narrative storytelling with maps for emotion and context from Paul Franz of The Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Map design and data visualizations from Lauren Tierney of The Washington Post
  • Engineering and map design from Dana Sulit and Alex Parlato of Mapbox

Light refreshments and drinks will be provided.

About DC Design Week

Built by 100% volunteer power, DC Design Week is an annual celebration of this community, hosted by AIGA DC. AIGA Member On-Sale begins 9/5 at 10:00am and the General Public On-Sale begins 9/10 at 10:00am.

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When & Where
Wed, Sep 25, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
740 15th Street Northwest
Floor 5
Washington, DC 20005