Eric Chan is the founder of ECCO Design. He formed the firm in 1989 with the mission of bringing a meta-culture philosophy to the highest level of consulting through product identity and development. Numerous international publications and art and design museums worldwide have featured his work, including the 2001 MoMA show “Workspheres.” In 2007, Contract named him as one of the 10 most influential designers in America. BusinessWeek hailed him as “One of the new breed of ingenious American designers that is making the world take note.” In 2010, he received the World Outstanding Chinese Designer Award (WOCD) from Hong Kong Design Centre, the most prestigious award to recognize the Chinese heritage designer globally. I.D. magazine also named him among the 40 most influential designers in the US.
MATHIEU TURPAULT, IDSA Partner, Director of Design Bresslergroup Inc.
As director of design, Mathieu Turpault leads a team of accomplished multidisciplinary designers working across a variety of projects and industries. Recent Bresslergroup projects include the MDEA award-winning Bactec FX for BD, several products for Black & Decker and for VingCard Elsafe. He has won numerous awards including IDEAs, MDEA & ID among others. Turpault is a graduate of the Superior School of Industrial Design of Paris (ESDI). A native of Paris, Mathieu manages client relationships across states, countries and continents.
STEPHEN B. WILCOX, Ph.D., FIDSA Principal and Founder Design Science
Stephen B. Wilcox is a principal and the founder of Design Science (Philadelphia), a 25-person firm that provides human factors and related consulting services for product development. He is a member of IDSA’s Academy of Fellows and has been a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society for many years. He has served as a VP and member of IDSA’s board of directors and was chair for several years of IDSA’s Human Factors Professional Interest Section.
Dr. Wilcox holds a bachelor’s in psychology and anthropology from Tulane University, a doctorate in experimental psychology from Penn State and a certificate in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has published more than 65 articles and book chapters, including forthcoming articles in the AAMI journal, Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology and in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology .
He serves on the Human Factors Engineering Committee of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, the Advisory Board of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Design, and the Editorial Board of Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry, for whom he has served several times as a judge for the Medical Device Excellence Awards. Dr. Wilcox was the Co-Chair of the Include 09 Conference on Inclusive Design at the Royal College of Art in London, and he is one of the organizers of the upcoming Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care (March, 2012), sponsored by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. He is also the co-author of the Taylor and Francis monograph, Designing Usability into Medical Products (2005).