Three kickoff events in two months and somehow still standing. Well, not just standing, thriving! The level of involvement the IDSA Silicon Valley Chapter has seen starting as nothing more than good idea a scant few months ago has been extremely encouraging.
I am happy to say that we had a great turnout for our second kickoff event at Easton-Bell Sports in Scotts Valley last week. Many (including yours truly) braved some intense traffic to get there, but a beautiful location and a healthy buzz of thoughtful conversations made it well worth the while. There was also nothing more rewarding than to hear grateful comments from some members out on the coast for there finally being an IDSA event close to home.
Henry Ford once said, “If I’d asked people what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.”
Can consumers lead us to innovative solutions or do they stifle creativity? Can you create a truly successful product experience without involving the end-user in the process? Is there a ROI on consumer research or does the customer know best?
Designing a Sustainable Cleveland. You are invited - Wednesday, October 26th for the first Designers Accord Town Hall meeting in Cleveland. Please join SmartShape Design, CIA, IDSA Northeast Ohio Chapter and AIGA Cleveland Chapter at the Cleveland Institute of Art for an invigorating discussion on how design can take the lead in creating positive environmental and social impact in the local community and beyond