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Webinar: Materials New and Now

May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Presentation Description:

This webinar will explore new, innovative, and alternative materials that are emerging in the field of architecture, interior design, and industrial design. The course is intended to inspire, delight, and challenge every designer’s notion of what materials are available on the market and how they can be used on projects. Designers will see unique materials as well as familiar ones, and learn how they can be used in unexpected ways, as well as learn how to source, utilize, and combine them. These materials will be examined in the context of current trends in the global design industry as well as popular culture, taking into account sustainability, advances in technology, globalism, and human emotion.

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Mindy O’Gara

Director of Product and Learning Experience


Presenter bio:

With a passion for design and learning, Mindy O’Gara blends both of these talents into her daily role as Director of Product and Learning Experience at Interface, a global commercial flooring company and leader in sustainability. After achieving a Bachelor of Interior Design and working as a commercial interior designer for several years, Mindy joined Interface and served in various design and marketing related roles. Today, Mindy is empowered by her previous expertise as a designer and marketer to manage her most valuable position to date. With a focus on stimulating excitement and establishing a connection to the learning process, she educates both internal and external audiences on Interface’s product offering and its contribution to design.  At the junction between neuroscience and design, Mindy demonstrates the significant role of material choice and its effects on how we experience three-dimensional space.

When Mindy is not igniting the learning process at Interface, she enjoys the outdoors and her garden, where she learns from one of her greatest mentors – nature.

This webinar accounts for one IDCEC approved HSW hour. Participants will receive their certificates of completion via email following the webinar and will need to self-report their hours using the IDCEC Mobile Attendance App.

This webinar will be offered in English. Maximum capacity for this webinar is 500 participants. 


May 24
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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