IDSA Philly member, Rob Tannen recommends checking out the new Perelman building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. "It’s across the street on Pennsylvania Avenue and admission there is free through the end of the year. There is currently a small exhibit on Modernism that features Olivetti, Eames and Apple, amongst others. The building itself is beautiful – make sure to check out the old elevator interiors."
A new election term is upon us and IDSA Philly needs you to volunteer for leadership. Several members of the current leadership are committed to staying involved and will help the next group make an easy transition.
This year's Philadelphia W.U.D. focuses on the healthcare industry, and features presentations by Paul Nuschke, Human Factors Analyst, and Liza Potts, Director of Human Factors from Electronic Ink; and Dean Karavite, Manager of Periop Information Systems and Decision Support with Temple University Hospital.
John Maeda discusses ways to balance simplicity and complexity in business,technology, and design, offering guidelines for needing less and actually gettingmore. He presents his ten “Laws of Simplicity” in sequence while providing theunderlying origin of each law and its applicability.Simplicity is Complex.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Charles Eames, his grandson and current director of the Eames Office, Eames Demetrios, will present an illustrated lecture at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Friday April 25, 6:00 pm in Van Pelt Auditorium. In "Charles Eames Centennial: The Eames Design Legacy," Demetrios will describe the designer's upbringing and early career, the design process and philosophy of Charles and Ray Eames, and their impact on the history of design.
Princeton University students are being enlightened to the methods of direct marketing and the design strategies they require. A.J. Khubani has been guest lecturing for Princeton's "Entrepreneurial Engineering" course, and helping students develop some of their cross-disciplinary projects.
This AP article explains more about his influence on the program and gives some background on how Khubani got his start and runs the 'As Seen on TV' empire.
Seth Davis, a 2003 graduate from Philadelphia University, gets profiled in this article from the Press of Atlantic City.
After working for the Philadelphia Sign Co. in Palmyra, Davis set out to start his own business, which has grown into a successful design, fabrication and installation operation in southern New Jersey.
Interested in window boxes, planters or rooftop gardens, but don't know where to start? Toni Ann Flanigan, from Philadelphia Gardens, Inc., will join us in the Studio for a presentation and demonstration on container gardening. A frequent lecturer on growing a city garden, her company has won the Best of Philly award for Urban Garden design. She'll focus on drought- and shade-tolerant plants, soil recommendations and artistic arranging of plants. Different types of annuals, perennials and vines will be displayed and discussed. Please come by with all of your city gardening questions.