President, RitaSue Siegel Resources, an Aquent Company
RitaSue Siegel, IDSA is an innovator and a pioneer. Her speaking and writing to general and design-related audiences has focused on how design can enhance life, championing the designer as the users' advocate and promoting design strategy as a critical function in support of business objectives. Always an outspoken critic, her work has helped raise the standards of design education.
Hi, my name is Noa; I am an industrial and interactive designer from Israel. I discovered my passion first as a Ceramic and Glass Designer, and did an internship in glass blowing in a glass factory in the Czech-Republic. Later on I pursued a Masters degree in industrial design. During my studies, a product I designed was chosen to represent my school at the Microsoft research expo, and I flew all the way to Seattle to attend the conference. I worked in the High-Tech Industry in Israel as a UX designer and I currently work at Microsoft as a product designer.
Julie Heard, IDSA | Chapters VP | Mixer Design Group
Julie Heard is a founding partner at Mixer Design Group, a product development consultancy dedicated to helping technology companies design innovative products and unique brand experiences. She received a BFA in industrial design from the College for Creative Studies in 1991. Julie’s work has been recognized by IDSA/IDEA, G Mark (Japan), American Product Excellence (APEX) and CES Innovation awards. She holds several design and utility patents.
Jill Hunt is the manager and design strategist for Medela’s Experience Design Group, a leading medical device company that provides the most technologically advanced, superior-quality breastpumps and breastfeeding accessories to nursing mothers around the world.