Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30pm
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 Dr. Kare about her fascinating career, followed by questions from the audience.
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Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. Program Begins at 6:30 p.m. Light Reception to Follow.
This program is part of the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation’s Innovative Lives series, which gives participants the opportunity to engage in a public conversation with diverse inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs about their pioneering work and careers.
Venue: American History Museum
Event Location: Coulter Performance Plaza, 1 West
Cost: Free; registration is required. https://innovativelives2018.eventbrite.com
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Related Exhibition: Places of Invention, Inventive Minds
Accessibility: Assisted listening devices
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