Our friends at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) have launched a new FREE webinar series highlighting international design initiatives that serve as emerging case studies in successful design models.
They delivered the first presentation of the new Learning from Abroad series on Mar. 19, and it featured a conversation with finalists of the 2013-2014 World Design Impact Prize. You can play it back here:
The first Women in Industrial Design Show, sponsored by WID of IDSA, is coming to the Bay Area in June 2014 as part of San Francisco Design Week.
For one night only, the show will feature 15 designers in two categories: Up+Coming and Professionals. The Work can be conceptual, in full production, or anything in between. WID’s hope is to showcase a wide scope of industrial design work by women in various stages of their careers. It’s a great opportunity to showcase your work and meet your peers during the excitement of SF Design Week.
Introducing the next, interactive webinar in IDSA’s Design Success Webinar Series:
Mathieu Turpault, IDSA - Design Your Future
Globalization and rapidly developing technologies are transforming industrial design and, along with it, the traditional industrial design career. The product development process will accelerate dramatically in the next five to ten years, and the challenge for designers will be how to manage this high-speed process.
Happily, major transitions usher in major opportunities for those who are tactical, nimble, flexible, and forward-thinking. In this Design Success webinar, Mathieu Turpault, IDSA, Managing Partner and Director of Design at Bresslergroup, outlines key opportunities for designers seeking to expertly navigate a constantly moving world.
This hour long webinar event was held February 25 at 1:00PM EST.
Free for IDSA members, $39.99 for non-members.
Webinar Event: Design Your Future
Led by: Mathieu Turpault, IDSA, Bresslergroup
Date: Feb. 25, 1pm EST
About Mathieu Turpault, IDSA, managing partner and director of design, Bresslergroup
To Mathieu, design is not just about fixing complicated problems — it's about evoking emotion. And he believes emotional appeal can be rationally and analytically designed. This is the foundation of everything he does at Bresslergroup, from providing high-level guidance across the design disciplines to direction and feedback on design activities company-wide.
Mathieu taps into his extensive experience, including more than a decade with Bresslergroup, to help clients structure the best possible approach within the constraints of their particular projects. He has been published in many leading design journals and speaks frequently about multisensory and immersive design, brand building, integrated design methods, and sustainability.
Mathieu earned a Master's Degree in Industrial Design from École Superieure de Design Industrielle (Paris). Before relocating from Paris to Philadelphia in 1996, Mathieu worked with Cebe International, designing fashion eyewear; and with the Brandt Division of Elfi Corporation in the large appliance and white goods markets. Follow him on Twitter at @mturpault.
Introducing the next, interactive webinar in IDSA’s Design Success Webinar Series. Join Dave Laituri, who co-founded Onehundred along side his son Calvin Laituri, as he discusses crowdfunding and what he has learned along the way.
By now, many of you have either supported a crowdfunding event or have created one of your own. From a backers perspective, crowdfunding is no longer isolated to risk-taking early adopters – it’s on the verge of becoming a new form of ‘innovation retail’ for many, extending what self-publishers and musicians have enjoyed for years to the world of physical products.
Creating a engaging crowdfunding event benefits everyone, helping your project succeed while building confidence and enthusiasm in the platform for backers. While no one is an expert in crowdfunding, we will be sharing some of what we have learned along the way during an hour long webinar event held January 7 at 1:00PM EST.
Onehundred currently has a project live on Kickstarter. Check it out before the event!
The product of small town mid-western up-bringing, David developed his first mass-produced product at age 9: a battery powered ‘do-nothing’ box made out of scavenged electrical parts from old toys. It was a hit - the entire production run of 2 sold within an hour. An otherwise minor childhood event was one of many that unlocked a passionate life-long pursuit of product development.
David has designed engines for Cadillac, seating for Steelcase, hardware for Apple and kitchen tools for Oxo - and along the way, earned several international design awards. David has studied design and design management in the US, Germany & the UK and has taught at Universities in the US, France, Germany & Switzerland.
David founded the new product brand Onehundred (onehundred.co) with his son, Calvin in mid-2013 as in experiment to design, develop and produce clever, simple products within 100 miles of their Boston HQ and launch them through crowdfunding events. Onehundred has since run 4 successful crowdfunding campaigns, with several planned for 2014.
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is excited to announce its 2014 International Conference, The Exchange, taking place August 13-16, 2014 in Austin, Texas at the Austin Hilton. This year’s theme, The Exchange, highlights the process at the very core of what we do as designers. Through the innovative processes of design, something of value is given and something of value is received, advancing a current condition or experience to a new, expanded state.
IDSA’s Education VP, Sooshin Choi, IDSA has been chosen as the new Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Design at College for Creative Studies (CSS). His appointment as Provost begins January 1, 2014 and he succeeds the late Imre Molnar. Choi’s design expertise spans three decades and includes seven design patents and three utility patents for his automotive and furniture designs.