Great Ideas of Humanity at Lost Arts!
Fri, March 31, 7:00p–10:00p

Join us for the opening party of Great Ideas of Humanity: One of a Series. This show was originally exhibited in Hong Kong during the 2016 HK Design Week. It travels to Chicago's Lost Arts and opens Friday, March 31.

The Great Ideas of Humanity is an acknowledgment of the increasing globalization or our world and resulting cross-pollination of ideas, philosophies, societies, and culture. In this spirit, we are connecting contemporary artists with important thinkers, to create new a new series of advertisements, displayed in public areas throughout the city and internationally. We consider this the start of something more—more ideas, more conversations, and more discovery.

This is a party. Socialize, see the work, and enjoy a drink.

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Office of Experience Workshop: Telling Stories with Data
Weds, April 12, 5:30p–8:00p

Data, without context, is simply navel-gazing. Storytelling, without data, is mere speculation. The real question is how to strike the right balance between substance and style? How can we use data to create compelling narratives that inform decisions and engage clients and customers? This workshop will focus on the intersections between data and storytelling, exploring tactics and techniques for intelligently creating experiences that are both meaningful and memorable for a multitude of audiences.

Sign up for this Chicago Design Museum workshop today and join us at the Office of Experience to hear Michael O'Leary of Morningstar discuss his perspective on data and learn how data can help you create meaningful stories and add powerful context to your next experience design. This collaborative workshop with the Office of Experience is the fourth in a five-part series. OX is a performance-driven experience design firm. In an era of big bang obsession, they help forward-thinking brands define, refine, and continuously evolve to meet new demands. Added bonus: we will provide tacos!

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Opening of Dan Friedman: Radical Modernist
Fri, April 28, 5:30p–9:00p

Dan Friedman: Radical Modernist celebrates risk, experimentation, and optimism. Curated by Friedman himself, it reaffirms the 20th Century tenets of modernism, rejects corporate style, and advocates for expression and purpose in one’s work, like many in our community.

Bridge boundaries, celebrate expression, and be inspired as we open the show with drinks, music, and networking with design enthusiasts. ChiDM members, please join us at 5:30 for early access, doors open to the public at 6 pm.

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ChiDM Presents: Chris Pullman on Dan Friedman April 29, 1:00p–2:30p
Longhand: A hand- and letter-writing workshop
with Jenna Blazevich and Tanner Woodford
May 20, 1:00p–4:00p