Every design tells a story and every story needs a hero. But being a hero isn't simply a matter of donning a cape and saving the day with a sketch. P&G's Shane Meeker talks journeys, heroes and design.
Vision Statement As a key voice of the profession, IDSA advances the positive impact of design on business and society while directly benefiting members by evolving into the world's most effective design organization.
The IDSA Gianninoto Graduate Scholarship is a $44,000 fund originally established with a $25,000 contribution by the late Francesco Gianninoto, a US package designer who began his career as a commercial artist in 1920 with no formal training and became an art director at BBD&O.
IDSA's Board of Directors may confer, by a two-thirds majority vote, a fellowship membership to a member in good standing who has earned the special respect and affection of the membership through distinguished service to the industrial design profession.
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AARON MOULTON, IDSA Associate Creative Director frog design
Aaron Moulton is an associate creative director who is passionate about creating purposeful ‘moments of delight' and focusing on the customer. He is known for his ability to bridge the gaps between research, strategy and design—driving research in the field, facilitating client workshops and then bringing designs to life back in the studio. During his time at frog he has designed cross channel digital/physical experiences for retailers, cable providers, national telecoms and financial services companies. Prior to frog, he was an experience designer for Gensler.
Session Title: Future Smash: Exploting the exchange between influences to design the future
Charles Austen Angell is the founder of Modern Edge, a strategic industrial design firm and the current Chair of the IDSA Board of Directors. Modern Edge is known for original work in the fields of health and wellness, mobility, home products and experiential environments. As President and CEO, Angell oversees all Modern Edge projects, from client contact through human factors research, design refinement, product and program management, market positioning and customer experience. Angell brings a rich and diverse background to his company. He maintains a special focus on the role of culture, politics and geography in shaping human needs, and meeting those needs with responsive product design. He is passionate about designing products that transcend cultural boundaries to enhance the shared human experience.