Welcome Wagon: Design Hike

Written by
AIGA Colorado
August 7, 2014

The next Welcome Wagon event will be an oppor­tu­nity to explore, both with design and get­ting into nature.

As design­ers, we are reg­u­larly tasked with cre­at­ing path­ways for our intended audi­ences to fol­low in our design projects. Whether it’s a web­site that has prod­ucts for sale or ser­vices to sign up for; or a brochure with an intended pur­pose, we cre­ate expe­ri­ences with intended results.” Lisa Holmes, prin­ci­pal with Yulan Design.

On our Design Hike, we are going to take con­cepts of UX and wayfind­ing sys­tems and move them to an ana­log space. We’ll go explor­ing out­side of Denver and break into two teams. Each team will be tasked with cre­at­ing a wayfind­ing sys­tem to lead the other team down a visual path to an end goal.

The sys­tem will be built with “Leave No Trace” prin­ci­ples, so we’ll be using found objects as well as the added rule of using no let­ters, sym­bols or drawn lines. Consider scale, color, tex­ture, space, pat­tern and place­ment can help to cre­ate your paths.

The Welcome Wagon is an offer­ing from our chap­ter that is here to help you accli­mate to your new state, net­work with like-minded peo­ple, and explore the many won­ders Colorado has to offer. Bring a snack, sun­screen and water. Hope to see you there!

Event Details
Saturday, August 16, 2014 — 10:00 am
White Ranch Park
Park Map

We’ll meet in the park­ing lot on the West side of the park at 10 am.

West Access:
25303 Belcher Hill Road, Golden
Take State Highway 93 north from Golden approx­i­mately 1 mile to Golden Gate Canyon Road. Travel west 4.1 miles to Crawford Gulch Road (Highway 57). Follow the signs to White Ranch Park.

If any­one wants to car­pool, pop on to the Facebook event page!

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