Design in Tech

Carte blanche to John Maeda

John Maeda, Photographie by Helena Price for Techies Project

From early January to the end of March, Cité du design will collaborate with John Maeda, as part of the program Design in Tech Académie. During his residency, he will provide scientific leadership for a research program that focuses on design, testing and new ways of learning computer-based design for job seekers.

A review of research will be presented along with the Design in Tech Report 2019, on Thursday, 21st of March, in Saint-Étienne.

The pioneer in digital design unveil his work in the exhibition Design in Tech. John Maeda will present the importance of computational design in a constantly changing world.  He emphasizes the dominating role of design in today's production systems and the inseparable relationship between design and technology.

Visitors will be able to explore the world of computational design, including work developed by Automattic (Wordpress, Woocommerce) or Google (Material, used in Androïd's user interface). They will be able to experience the systems developed by the Silicon Valley tech giants: color, grid, circulation, composition, components or typography, which are the design elements used by the world's biggest companies to create their software or products and to make them more inclusive.

On 21st of March, live from Saint-Étienne, John Maeda will present will present as a world exclusive the Design in Tech Report 2019 with a focus on three key aspects:

  • The importance of ensuring equal access to learning and training
  • The importance of vision of the future (work on artificial intelligence)
  • The impact of design on industry and business
Design in Tech Report 2018, https://designintech.report/Design in Tech Report 2018, https://designintech.report/

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John Maeda

American artist, designer, researcher and teacher

Born in 1966 in Seattle, he undertook a double engineering degree in mathematics and programming at the Massachusetts Institute...


Clémence Farrell


15 Jan