Surya Vanka
"The Future of the Future"
Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
62 Krannert Art Museum

Surya Vanka, Professor Emeritus, School of Art + Design, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is a designer, corporate leader, educator and author who has worked at the leading edge of designing physical and digital experiences for over twenty-five years, most recently as director of user experience at Microsoft. He has taught design in more than 20 countries and is the winner of two Microsoft Engineering Best Practice Awards, a Microsoft Achievement Award, Accessibility Achievement Award, World Brand Congress Leadership Award. He is the author of two books on design, and his work has appeared in numerous venues, including Form, I.D., Design Council, WIRED, Interactions, the BBC and National Public Radio.

Co-sponsors: Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artist Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts, Ed Zagorski Visitors Series