CREATIVITY AND COGNITION 2015 AWARD

for Best Contribution to Creative Communication

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WHO WAS EMMA CANDY?

Emma Candy was a creative designer with a keen sense of form and colour. She worked as an innovation manager in the information and telecommunications industries. Her passion was to create a more connected world and she believed that new digital services and products could benefit people's lives by enabling them to communicate in creative ways.

Emma Candy exemplified creativity in her life and work. She was a student volunteer for SIGCHI and a strong supporter of the Creativity and Cognition Conference series from its inception in 1993. Her early contributions were many: helping design the exhibition at the first conference, writing support materials for delegates as well as engaging with speakers in the debates of the time. In 2001, she designed the graphics for the book Explorations in Art and Technology, a Springer Verlag publication that includes contributions from many of the artists, designers and technologists who figured in the long list of significant people who have contributed to Creativity and Cognition.

In 2003, she was diagnosed with cancer and died in the following year at the age of 36. She recorded her experiences on her blog as a beta tester for Six Apart’s ground-breaking software “Typepad”.

 

Emma's blog ----------------Emma's life


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