2013 IDSA International Conference Chicago, IL 08.22.13
What are the greatest obstacles preventing you from creating a bold new future? What organizational structures, expectations and rules hold you back when you dream about what your company, department or one-person shop might become?
The SF Prep model combines products residents need, the things they should do and items they want when a disaster hits. By delivering earthquake preparedness products and learnings over a six-month period, SF Prep gradually engages residents in the process and motivates them to ever-increasing levels of preparedness.
Designed by Krista Bangsund, John Edson, Danielle Guttman, Jonathan Cofer and Gritchelle Fallesgon of LUNAR
2013 IDSA Midwest District Design Conference Indianapolis, IN 04.20.13
About the Talk: In his first book, Design like Apple, Edson uncovers the lessons from Apple’s singular approach to product creation, manufacturing, delivery and customer experience. In this talk, he excerpts the seven guiding principles from the book that make the business case for great design and presents different ways companies like LUNAR have leveraged design in pursuit of excellence.
As part of IDSA's on-going efforts to connect design to the K-12 education system, we have just successfully concluded the 2012 IDSA Design Learning Challenge. All participants in this year’s challenge did an excellent job. A few students surpassed all expectations, and we wish to acknowledge their achievements as well as thank jury members, facilitators and sponsors.
2011 IDSA International Conference New Orleans, LA 09.17.11
How are the needs of individuals, groups and the environment impacting the design brief? The four speakers who keynoted Day Three of our New Orleans conference trade insights on social entrepreneurship, service design and community-initiated solutions.
John Edson, IDSA, the San Francisco-based President of IDSA Patron LUNAR, is primarily responsible for building new programs for clients with the right innovation processes led by the right creative team to make a real difference for clients. His experience includes managing the birth of successful products for Philips, Motorola, InFocus and a number of startups.
In this Q&A, he talks process and shares some insights on the LUNAR way of doing business:
LUNAR Design recently debuted a radio piece discussing the design process of the iconic toothbrush, Oral B. Oral B is a stick with bristles poking out of it. It doesn't even qualify as a simple machine, but the careful thought and design that went into the creation of the modern, angled bristle, fat handled toothbrush shows just how much brainpower goes into something that is designed to simply work well and not be noticed all that much (until it's time to buy the next one).