Building for the Future
An Evening with Jeff Merritt


September 20, 2017
6:00pm – 8:00pm


MFA Interaction Design
136 W 21st St
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011

Join us for an evening with Jeff Merritt, Director of Innovation in the NYC Mayor's Office of Tech and Innovation, for talk about how we should be "building for the future." Learn about how the city deals with the rapid pace of technological change and the challenge of solutions becoming out of date before cities get a chance to roll them out. Jeff will focus on the story of LinkNYC, the role of designers in urban transformation, the importance of broad, problem-based challenges as opposed to prescriptive RFPs, and how to future-proof new products and solutions.

The SVA IXD Lecture Series is meant for broad explorations of interaction design, business, and aesthetic inspiration. Practitioners, provocateurs, and design leaders give short talks in an informal setting. Wisdom will be revealed and methods will be shared in a environment intended to satisfy both social and scholarly pursuits.

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