With the help of IDSA Nationals, our St. Louis chapter was able to host Michael Prince, our IDSA District VP, to fly in from Chicago to provide our 3rd talk of our Professional Speaker Series held on February 11th, 2014.
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.
It is an election year for the St. Louis Chapter of IDSA and Wednesday, December 4th, 2013, nominations were collected and new officers were decided. Thank you to Metaphase Design Group for hosting this this last official meeting of 2013.
Our friends at Brown Jordan International are hosting us for a special tour of their design studio and showroom. Come see how they design high-end outdoor furniture. Afterwards we'll socialize with food, beverages and ping pong!