Design, Art & Science Symposium
October 13
Private Location

Friday, October 13 AGENDA The Loft at Congdon Yards

7:00AM-8:00AM Doors Open  Registration | Networking Breakfast 

8:00AM-8:15AM Opening Remarks: Welcome and intro to Science in Design Certification Program 

8:15-9:00 AM Intro to Science in Design with Science in Design Founder, Mike Peterson 

9:15-10:00 AM  KEYNOTE ADDRESS with leading neuroaesthetics architect Suchi Reddy, AIA NOMA, and Founder of Reddymade Architecture, Design  & Public Art

Keynote Topic: “Form Follows Feeling”

How we can put into practice the translational field of neuroaesthetics and how we will expand the work into designing spaces that are neuro-inclusive in all typologies—from residential projects to retail environments.


Architect and author Don Ruggles; professor and author Ann Sussman and moderator Linda Kafka, co-founder of Science in Design  

Discussion Topic: "The Importance of Beauty and Designing for the Unconscious Mind."

In this session, esteemed Science in Design faculty, Don Ruggles, a renowned architect and author, and Ann Sussman, a cognitive architect, professor and author dialog with moderator Linda Kafka, co-founder of Science in Design. 

11:00AM-12:00PM Presentation 3:  “Fundamentals of “Color, Art & Design” Sponsored by Sherrill Furniture

Presentation: Fundamentals of “Color, Art & Design” 

Led by color design consultant, Roz Kavander, an informative session on the essence of the science behind color and the relationship with human health. With science, neuroaesthetics and biophilia at the forefront, this presentation illuminates the timeless principles that underpin the importance of color within our spaces.

12:00PM -1:00PM Lunch

1:00PM -1:30PM Presentations: Two 15-minute sessions

iMotions Technology (Presentation 15 min session) and VAS Technology (Presentation 15 min session) 

Today interior designers can leverage technology that allows a greater insight in how clients perceive and emotionally feel about the designs they are presented with. In the first presentation, experts from 4 iMotions Technology will unveil the fascinating world of Facial Analysis. Discover how this innovative tool acts as a spell check for design, deciphering subtle expressions to enhance visual appeal. The second presentation introduces VAS Technology's Visual Attention Software, harnessing its power to tap into the unconscious mind, unraveling viewer perceptions and emotions. 


Discussion Topic: “Designing For The Human Experience” Panelists: Lisa Staprans, Dr Rebecca Tapia, and moderator Diane Falvey, Editor in Chief, Furniture, Lighting & Decor.

The expert panelists will showcase how implementing neuroaesthetics and biophilic design into their business has revolutionized their designs.

2:30-2:45 PM Afternoon Break

2:45-3:45 PM Experiential Sessions: Intersection of Design, Color & Technology

Experiential Sessions: Intersection of Design, Color & Technology Hands on experience: With Design & Color Roz Kavander,Color Design & Trend Consultant, with iMotions & VAS Technology  

Explore the symbiotic relationship between creative design, color theory, and cutting-edge technology. Immerse yourself in a hands-on encounter with visual attention tracking and emotional response assessment tools. To maximize your experience, participants are encouraged to bring a USB drive loaded with their own work, enabling them to assess their designs from both visual and emotional perspectives. This 1-hour session is truly a hands-on exploration at the nexus of design, art, and science.

3:45PM-4:15PM Design Headliner: Angela Harris, interior designer, product designer, and CEO of design firm TRIO

Presentation Topic: “Interior Design is an Alternative Health Resource. Understanding Neuroaesthetics in Built Environments.”   

Harris unveils a captivating perspective on the convergence of design, art, and science within built environments. Drawing from Trio Design's success in integrating neuroaesthetics, Angela illuminates the profound connection between interior design and well-being, and the transformative potential of interior spaces as alternative resources for health.

4:15-4:45 PM Closing Remarks: Sponsor acknowledgements & Science in Design Certification Program 

Discounts available to Design, Art & Science Symposium attendees

CHANGE OF VENUE: 135 S Main St. High Point 27260

5:30 - 7:00 PM Invitation to “Meet the Speakers” Mixer - Hosted by Angela Harris; Sponsored by Phillips Collection

Cocktail reception with the symposium speakers, panelists and Science in Design team 

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