[SIGCIS-Members] Public Program: Mac icon designer Susan Kare, May 8 at the Smithsonian's NMAH

Hintz, Eric HintzE at si.edu
Wed May 2 20:04:05 PDT 2018


I hope you'll indulge a bit of self-promotion for an upcoming public program that may be of interest.  Susan Kare's icon and GUI design work is featured in the Silicon Valley section of our exhibition, Places of Invention<http://invention.si.edu/places-invention-exhibition-overview>, and the SIGCIS community kindly helped workshop my work-in-progress paper on Kare<http://www.sigcis.org/files/Hintz.pdf> in Albuquerque (2015).  Hope to see you on May 8!  Best, Eric Hintz


Innovative Lives: Susan Kare

Presented by the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation

Graphic designer Susan Kare has been called the "the Betsy Ross of the personal computer,"  the "Queen of Look and Feel," the "Matisse of computer icons," and the "mother of the Mac trash can."  Kare is best known for designing the distinctive icons, typefaces, and other graphic elements that gave the Apple Macintosh its characteristic-and widely emulated-look and feel. Since then, Kare has spent the last three decades designing user interface elements for many of the leading software and Internet firms.  If you have clicked on an icon to save a file or tapped your smart phone screen to launch a mobile app, then you have benefited from Kare's designs. Lemelson Center historian Eric S. Hintz will interview Kare about her fascinating career, followed by questions from the audience.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

6:30 p.m. - 8:30p.m.

Wallace H. Coulter Performance Plaza, 1 West

Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th Streets NW

Washington, DC

Details: http://invention.si.edu/about/events/innovative-lives-susan-kare

Tickets are FREE: register at https://innovativelives2018.eventbrite.com<https://innovativelives2018.eventbrite.com/>

Eric S. Hintz, Ph.D.
Historian, Lemelson Center for
   the Study of Invention and Innovation
National Museum of American History
Smithsonian Institution
MRC 604, P. O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
WORK: 202-633-3734
CELL: 610-717-7134
FAX: 202-633-4593
hintze at si.edu<mailto:hintze at si.edu>

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