THINK: The Paradox of the Cloud

  • Wednesday, November 5, 5:30-8:30pm
  • Twitter HQ, San Francisco


See Think Make is a SF based event series designed to bring together the curious and capable around new ideas in interaction design.

Each event will explore Interaction Design through a particular lens:


Understanding the role of exploration, observation, and empathy in the creative process.


Unpacking large concepts and finding new ways to solve problems.


Getting down and doing the work of making our ideas real.

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The Paradox of the Cloud

A promise of the cloud is that our environmental impact is lighter as we move from physical to digital products and documents. However, our production and consumption of digital content is increasing exponentially—a behavior facilitated through carefully designed experiences. For example, Facebook alone handles 350 million photo uploads per day. To house this growing data, we are building a vast physical infrastructure that depends on non-renewable energy resources. This infrastructure comes in the form of data centers—factories of the Information Age. Similar to the massive structures of the Industrial Age, we are again choosing to build systems that use resources faster than this planet can provide. As designers, we should question our role in encouraging exponential production and consumption, and have an opportunity to create products that inherently allow users to demand a sustainable digital future. A panel discussion will follow.

We hope you will join us for food, drinks, and a great night of design conversation.

David Bellona


David is a designer currently working for Twitter. He has worked for a diverse set of clients including Facebook, Proctor & Gamble, General Motors, MIT, and Blackalicious. A life long learner, David enjoys projects that facilitate discussion and encourage civility between people with opposing viewpoints. He has taught design at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University and holds an MFA in Interaction Design from the School of Visual Arts in New York.

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Special thanks to Twitter Design for graciously hosting the first SeeThinkMake series, and providing food, drink, and support.


Spots for our November 5th, 2014 event are limited, so register now.



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The Paradox of the Cloud,
David Bellona, Sr. Designer, Twitter




Networking, Food & Drinks


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San Francisco, CA 94103

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