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!
Creative Director, UX Innovation - Hattery Labs / Digital Design Alumnus (1996 Graduate) & Advisory Board Member
March 2, 2012
the journey of UX continues’¦ or momentarily re-thinking child labor laws.
30 minutes ago—whoa
you know, writing this blog post was a lot harder than i thought it would be.
the time with the students and staff at VFS last december, reaffirmed that extraordinary people, ideas and dreams go through that place.
how does one encompass and express all profoundly the good people and experiences that happened during that brief week? or all the events that have happened afterwards? there are just too many people i want to thank, thoughts and stories that i want to share.
let’s begin with that:
“thank you. meeting you, getting to know you—witnessing how you craft utter delight—made me see thing differently, and for the better”
It’s our great pleasure to welcome Peter Jin Hong as an Artist in Residence! Peter, a graduate of both the Foundation and Digital Design programs, will be returning to these hallowed halls (or our hip warehouse) as both a VFS Digital Design Advisory Board Member and UX Lead at Google+ Photos.
Peter will be visiting with us from December 12th to the 14th. During his time here, Peter will inspire and collaborate with students. On Monday, Peter will sit in on Interactive Design 2 final presentations in the morning and join the Portfolio Preparation course in the afternoon to review the portfolios of our upcoming graduates. He’ll provide insight and guidance on how to package projects for interviewing success.
Tuesday starts with Peter participating in the Information Architecture 2 course to consult on user experience and IA project considerations. Then, it’s off to lunch with some very lucky students. In the late afternoon, Peter will be speaking at the Motion Showcase on his inspiring experiences as a UX professional.
On Wednesday, Peter will be conducting a Project Guidance Workshop in which term 4 students can show him initiatives in any state of completion to get conceptual, aesthetic and technical guidance. That evening, we’re proud to announce that Peter will be the keynote speaker at Appetizers talking on the topic of “Remembering We’re Human — Elusive Perspectives on a Career in UX“.