One of the design profession's true visionaries, Steve Jobs, succumbed to cancer on Oct. 5, 2011.
Through his breathtakingly innovative leadership at Apple, Jobs achieved iconic status among designers and business leaders throughout the world. His name has been mentioned alongside Leonardo da Vinci and Thomas Edison as a human being whose talents and ambitions combined to transform life as we know it by delivering deliciously disruptive new tools that enable us to complete both small and unimaginably large tasks more intuitively and more joyfully.
"Design is one of the basic characteristics of what it is to be human, and an essential determinant of the quality of human life. It affects everyone in every detail of every aspect of what they do throughout each day. As such it matters profoundly." John Heskett.
In the Fall of 2005 Bruce Nussbaum delivered this address to the audience at the IDEA Ceremony in Washington DC. It certainly reflected what I was feeling about Industrial Design's role in the corporate world and resonated with me then as it still does today. However in the 5 years that followed what has happened.
In 1929 Fuller displayed his work at the Marshall Field department store in Chicago, where public relations expert Waldo Warren created the term "Dymaxion" for Fuller's house and car. "Dymaxion" was coined from the words dynamic, maximum and tension.