Thanks to everyone who made the first-ever Eye on Design Conference such a success. We met so many excited attendees, and we’re eternally grateful to our speakers, volunteers, and partners without whom none of this would have been possible.
Many of the panels and talks sparked questions we’re still chewing on—here are the seven chewiest. Expect to see us work those out here on the site in the coming months.
In the meantime, you can read the top five takeaways from the day according to Print, which describes the conference as:
“… the thinky-est… hewing closely to the blog’s editorial themes: design as it intersects with politics, mental health, and sex among others. This more editorially informed approach is refreshing because it enables more holistic conversation about design, rather than focusing narrowly on sub-specialties or craft. It also leapfrogs all speakers out of the lazy habit of just wowing the audience with their portfolio deck. EoD’s focus on design’s interactions with specific subjects made the event a direct extension of its editorial content and grounds those discussions in real-world debates.”
Watch the welcome address from our founder, Perrin Drumm; followed by a short primer on Minneapolis’ design history and its current design scene from Emmet Byrne, design director of the Walker Art Center.
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