Srini Srinivasan, CEO of LUMIUM, was elected to the prestigious Executive Board Member position at the 28th General Assembly of International Council of Societies of Industrial Designers (Icisd).
The 28th General Assembly of Icisd was held in Montreal, Canada, on Nov 18 & 19th during which event, the Elections for the Executive Board for 2013-2015 were held. Icisd General Assembly is held once every two years.
Nick Foster – industrial designer, engineer, futures thinker – promised a “grim” subject matter at the IDSA event last Thursday at Groupon in Palo Alto, and he did not disappoint. In under 60 minutes, Nick gave us a history of how manufacturing was pushed out of northern England, killed our buzz about 3D printing, told us to focus on the mundane instead of the aspirational, and said that Santa Claus wasn't real. OK, the last one didn't happen, but the first three stand.
People aren’t disappointed by current-state connected devices because their creators lacked vision, instead we're let down because their dreams exceed the reality of what technology can deliver.
As design thinkers, we’re focused on identifying the hard tradeoffs in product design while keeping the user perspective front and center. This is imperative no matter what the size of your business - from startups to multinationals.
Kate Drane will be talking about best practices for bringing your product to market through crowdfunding, sharing tips on what to do, what to avoid, and how to build your initial momentum. The time will be split between presentation and Q&A, so please bring questions.