Digital Design Talks Review : Launch Pad Lift Off

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The latest edition of Digital Design Talks, titled Launch Pad, took place recently (Wed, Sept 12) at the VFS Main Theater, exploring the theme of Startups. The speakers were current Digital Design student Novita Prasetia, and Digital Design grad and co-founder of Unbounce, Carter Gilchrist. The evening was introduced and moderated by Digital Design Head of Department, Miles Nurse.

The first speaker was Novita (Vivi) Prasetia.

Novita (Vivi) Prasetia

Vivi started her engaging presentation with an anecdote about two salesmen who went to a place in Africa to investigate a new market for shoes. The first salesman reported back to his boss, “Nobody wears Shoes here — Forget it!” …. But then the second salesman reported back to his boss: “Nobody wears shoes here — What a great opportunity!”

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Peter Jin Hong: Graduate Gives Back

Digital Design alum and Advisory Board Member, Peter Jin Hong, graced our halls in December. He spent a week inspiring us and giving back to the VFS community. In this wide-ranging interview, Peter provides his definition of ‘user experience’ and talks about what it’s been like to work with the teams at Google+ Photos and WellDone.org.

Read more about Peter’s visit in his recent Oomph post!

 

Interactive Triple Threat

Students who enroll in the Digital Design Program start with an interactive triple threat. During there first two months in the program, they are given courses in User Experience, Interface Design and Information Architecture. The goal is to provide students with a strong foundation in understanding how information, systems and user desires need to work harmoniously in order to create great experiences.

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