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About rgddesignthinkers

The Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD) is the professional body for graphic designers in Ontario. RGD grants graphic designers who qualify the right to use the designations Registered Graphic Designer and R.G.D., a quality signal of standards of professional practice. RGD has approximately 2800 members. Attracting over 1,000 participants and a full line-up of fascinating speakers, DesignThinkers is Canada’s largest, most important graphic design event. It’s an occasion to listen, learn and interact with peers from across the country.

Digital Technology’s Impact on Design and Design Thinking

A three-part Question and Answer blog featuring: Yen Chu R.G.D., Creative Director, Parcel Design Inc. Brad Green, Creative Director, Interbrand Paddy Harrington R.G.D., Executive Creative Director, Bruce Mau Design To what extent is the convergence of media a reality for … Continue reading

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The Designer as Entrepreneur

Today’s designer hardly needs to be told that the discipline of design is rapidly evolving. But how many designers today consider themselves entrepreneurs? If you have not considered the possibility, you should, according to a revealing and insightful webinar presented … Continue reading

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Adobe introduces Creative Suite 5.5

Adobe has announced a significant update to Creative Suite, with the unveiling of our first mid-cycle release: Creative Suite 5.5.  This is part of a new release strategy, where we’re moving out our milestone releases (such as CS3, CS4, CS5) … Continue reading

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Designing navigation for public spaces

RGD hosted a Webinar by Wayne McCutcheon of Entro on Thursday March 24 to discuss signage and way-finding systems design to make buildings and public spaces more accessible. The following is a snapshot of the discussion. Developing clear signage and … Continue reading

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The Art and Science of Experience Design

Adobe’s Steven Webster, Senior Director, Technology and Experience Innovation, wrote a new blog on user-led approach to design can create optimum customer experiences. You can follow his entries here. Below is his latest blog entry. We believe that the problem we are … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Design – industry roundtable

I attended a roundtable discussion this morning, titled The Evolution of Graphic Design organized by RGD. The panelists represented the advertising, marketing, design, education and technology communities. They discussed the role and value of design in the commercial world, how … Continue reading

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Interactive ads in digital magazines better engage readers – new study

A new research study conducted by the University of Connecticut finds that interactive advertising in digital magazines can more effectively engage readers and create stronger purchase intention than similar static ads in print.  The result is a new brand advertising … Continue reading

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