Comedic Communication

Reaching communities usually doesn’t include building an app or a Web site but creating a more tangible experience—And, inspiring those who are long lost to apathy to even consider taking part in this experience is the first and most difficult step. Designers often end up using stereotypical and common forms of serious, logical argument in communicating pertinent issues. But many designers have failed to acknowledge a common tool as one of the most powerful rhetorical strategies for use in their work: humor. Neglecting humor’s potential eliminates the chance of mastering a method of communication that has an unlimited usage scope because of its cultural role and human value.
  • Comedic Communication: Developing User-Centered Humor Design
    Speakers: Adam Frucci (Editor, Splitsider), Baratunde Thurston (IFC), Chelsey Delaney (Carnegie Mellon University), Lisa Cohen (Founder, WitStream)
    Artist: Sunni Brown
  • Reaching communities usually doesn’t include building an app or a Web site but creating a more tangible experience—And, inspiring those who are long lost to apathy to even consider taking part in this experience is the first and most difficult step. Designers often end up using stereotypical and common forms of serious, logical argument in communicating pertinent issues. But many designers have failed to acknowledge a common tool as one of the most powerful rhetorical strategies for use in their work: humor. Neglecting humor’s potential eliminates the chance of mastering a method of communication that has an unlimited usage scope because of its cultural role and human value.