Roger Remington and Sheila Pontis will speak about Will Burtin’s work as an exhibition designer, celebrating the upcoming publication on Burtin’s work.
R. Roger Remington is the Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design Emeritus and former Director of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, New York. As a teacher/scholar, his critical interests are in graphic design history, research and writing. His deep commitment to design history and preservation has led him to bring the archives of designers of the American Modernist generation to RIT. In 2010, he was instrumental in establishing the Vignelli Center for Design Studies, which houses the career archive of Massimo and Lella Vignelli and other designers. He has written four books on designers and design history.
Sheila Pontis, Ph.D, is an information design researcher, educator and practitioner working at the intersection of information design, cognitive science and field research. Her work and research explore sensemaking and visualization and investigate how people interact with information. She has extensive experience in higher education, having taught in Argentina, Spain, the UK and the U.S. Currently, she is a faculty member at Princeton University, where she teaches creativity and information design; and also is a partner at Sense Information Design, a New York-area design consultancy. She is the author of Making Sense of Field Research: A Practical Guide for Information Designers (2018), published by Routledge.