Plenty of great design stories begin as the result of a happy accident. According to Alisa Rantanen’s tale, chance, in its more pleasant forms, can be equally adept at helping to launch a design career.
2013 SMA | Matthew Choto | University of Cincinnati
Contrary to the cliché, home is something you can go back to. But what is home? Must it be a place? Could it be that which one is most passionate about? For Matthew Choto, the answer has been: Both.
Before moving to Cincinnati at 13, Matthew grew up in Zimbabwe. There, like kids everywhere, he was exposed to the Nike brand. “Even in Africa, we were living the American marketing dream,” he recalled. “I knew every Nike shoe and every Jordan commercial.”
If we wanted to make the argument that all design is local—just as all politics are said to be—we might cite Carlos Escobar’s Northeast District Student Merit Award-winning work as strong evidence to support our case.
At the time of his birth in Colombia, Carlos’ mother, Alba Luz Escobar, operated a clothing store in Pereira. After starting a group for women business owners and hosting events to raise money for education, she ran for public office and ended up serving in several positions for nearly 19
Most students who begin the journey through design school emerge as qualified designers equipped to solve all of the world’s problems. Some also acquire the kind of business acumen that positions them to create industries out of ideas. Virginia Tech’s Feild Craddock is among both the most and the some.
George Jergenson and students working on a sail boat project, 1951.Photo courtesy of Art Center.
From computers to sports cars to space capsules, America’s infatuation with invention has fueled industrial design. Now a prestigious grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is invigorating Art Center’s efforts to preserve the College’s rich history of industrial design images and materials.
As work evolves, people are more agile, shifting from individual to collaborative work in an instant. With all that motion, they need support that moves with them. In response, Herman Miller Inc. announces its latest advance, the Mirra 2 work chair.
Ravi Sawhney, FIDSA, founder and CEO of the innovation consulting firm RKS, co-chaired the DMI conference “Designing the Next Economy” on June 17-19 in Santa Monica, CA, with Andreas Forsland, senior director of brand at Citrix.
2013 IDSA Midwest District Design Conference Indianapolis, IN 04.20.13
About the Talk: In his first book, Design like Apple, Edson uncovers the lessons from Apple’s singular approach to product creation, manufacturing, delivery and customer experience. In this talk, he excerpts the seven guiding principles from the book that make the business case for great design and presents different ways companies like LUNAR have leveraged design in pursuit of excellence.