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What Design Sounds Like

On February 21, 2015, Design Observer will host the first design-centered event of its kind: a one-day symposium that explores the relationship between design and sound.

We’re calling it What Design Sounds Like.

How are visual cues linked to spoken language? How are words potent triggers for images? Why do we love podcasts, need soundtracks, crave music videos? On Saturday February 21, we’re going to ask those questions and more. 

We’ll look at experimental design projects, listen to innovative radio podcasters, and explore the role design plays in the dissemination of ideas through image and image through sound. From live interviews to musical performances, dynamic discussions to spirited debate, we will gather to explore what design sounds like. 

This event will be held in New York City at the School of Visual Arts. It is free and open to the public, but requires advance registration as there are only 500 seats available.  

Watch this space for updates and news and join us on February 21 in New York City for What Design Sounds Like.

Microphone image courtosey of presenting sponsor Shutterstock.  

Comments [2]

I based my entire final project on this subject back in design school. Too bad I'm in LA—Will you film it?
Erika Ruiz

+1 to filming the symposium. It looks incredible, and I'm heartbroken that I can't experience the event in person. Please record it for posterity!
wesley lindamood

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