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OPEN IXD: MFA Interaction Design Thesis Festival

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Beatrice Theatre
10:00 am

OPEN IXD celebrates the work of 14 MFA Interaction Design students. Inside the theater, graduating students present their experiences through story; in the theater lobby, prototypes are in the open for play and exploration. With opening remarks by department chair Liz Danzico and a closing keynote by designer and author Frank Chimero.
“Open is a practice. It encourages collaboration; it suggests a community. Open is a methodology. It is a way of making; it allows transparency. Open is a platform and a framework; it allows for imagination and stories,” Danzico says. “Join the Class of 2014 in their presentations.”
10:00-3:00PM – TALKS
Opening remarks: Liz Danzico, Chair, MFA Interaction Design
Presentations of work from the Class of 2014: Adam Norbury, Alex Todaro, Ashley Marie Quinn, Beth Wernet, Brynn Shepherd, Jennings Hanna, John Kim, Meghana Khandekar, Pamela Jue, Rachelle Milne, Shelly Ni, Steve Faletti, Tyler Davidson, Willa Tracosas
Closing keynote: Frank Chimero, Designer, Author, Thinker extraordinaire
3:00-4:00PM – EXHIBITION AND RECEPTION
Free and open to the public.