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Alain Parizeau

Programme Head – Graphic Design, AOD International Design Campus in Colombo

Lessons in Falling

PRESENTED ON AUG 17, 2014
IN COLOMBO @ VOL 3

Alain Parizeau speaks of things falling into place in his life. He talks about how Graphic Design can creatively help people, make them feel good and how it can solve problems. He went deeper and started to think how Graphic Design can help people to communicate better.

"Presentation of the Day" on October 6, 2014.

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Your Untitled Design

BY MARCUS BIRD
@ VOL 77 ON OCT 27, 2010

Designer Marcus Bird compares the not-yet-wholly defined self to a design not yet possessing a name. He discusses origins, inspiration, and the creations he's developed based on his travels, style, and Jamaican background.

"Presentation of the Day" on October 18, 2013.

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7 Design Lessons from Japanese Gardens

BY JENNY FEUERPEIL
@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

After 3 years of working in and looking at Japanese gardens, Jenny Feuerpeil of Real Japanese Gardens summarizes the design (and life) lessons she has learned so far in the gardens of Kyoto, Kamakura, and Tokyo. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 14, 2013.

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Quantifying Self

BY RAMI ALHAMAD
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Rami Alhamad, CEO and co-founder of PUSH in Toronto, explains the "quantify self" movement in relation to the revolution of wearable technology to show how individuals are revoluitionizing how they track their daily habits. He disscusses the challenges of privacy and accuracy, and exposes the healthcare system as antiquated and in need of improvement. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 24, 2014. 

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How to Find Your Thing

BY BEN TRISTEM
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 25, 2015

Everyone has a thing but is yours the right thing? Ben Tristem explains how he got to where he is now, what he learned on his journey and how by following a few basic principles you can find your thing too. 

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Buen Camino: Lessons Learned Along the Way

BY BRITTA MCKENNA
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

Looking for an unusual way to celebrate a milestone anniversary, Britta McKenna and her husband, Steven, challenged themselves to walk a portion of el Camino de Santiago in Spain. What started out as a vacation and time away together, blossomed into a “buen camino” (good road) and journey of reflection. Here are six lessons learned along the way.

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What Defines Us is How Well We Rise After Falling

BY LUIS MORTEO
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 26, 2016

In this presentation, Luis Morteo describes what it's like to go through a tragic event... and how to bounce back from it.

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Horse Lessons

BY KRISTINE JUBECK
@ VOL 7 ON JAN 26, 2017

Kristine Jubeck shares what she learned from horses on a journey toward greater self awareness.

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Lessons from Loose Collective

BY GRAHAM JONES
@ VOL 16 ON MAR 30, 2017

"Embrace your weirdness! The weirder the better, I'd say."

Hear Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at Manchester Metropolitan, Graham Jones from Manchester's Loose Collective, as he talks about his work, imposter syndrome and Star Wars Lego in Lessons from Loose Collective from PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 16

This was "Presentation of the Day" on May 25th, 2017.

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Self-Improvement Culture

BY NINA DOSDALL
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 06, 2018

Nina Dosdall speaks about her 15 year journey in trying to achieve the perfect body which has her question the whole culture of self-improvement, leading to some very interesting discoveries.