Daniel Perlin

All welcome

“Listen to me”

Thu, Apr 13th, 2017 / 6:30PM

By looking at a few recent projects, Experience Designer Daniel Perlin will take a look at some approaches to designing for listening to users and designing to help users listen to each other. How do we listen? Why? When? To Whom? What do we listen to? What listens to us? How can we listen better? Should we listen? What do drones listen to? What does AI listen to? What do we hear when we listen to data? Does data speak? What is social listening? What are the politics of listening? How do we change our listening? How can we get others to listen better, more, to each other? Can we listen to make good?

Daniel Perlin designs experiences by listening closely to users. He got his start in design making things with sound such as music, film, objects and spaces. After some years based in Rio de Janeiro, he made his way back to New York, where he attended NYU’s ITP program and the Whitney Independent Study program.

Perlin has had the privilege of designing with diverse groups of people, places and things. Recent clients include Google, IBM, Under Armour, Vito Acconci, Maya Lin, Errol Morris, Todd Solondz, Chase, the Cooper Hewitt Museum and Domus magazine. He is currently running Perlin Studios in New York and a climate change startup. When he isn’t designing, he likes to ride his bicycle.

He holds two degrees from Brown University and teaches a course called Site-Specific UX in RISD's Graphic Design Dept. Event is co-hosted with RISD GD.

Posted on Apr 07, 2017