Business Leaders and Design Visionaries to Speak at Industrial Designers Society of America’s Five Design Dialogue Conferences in April and May

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Executives from Autodesk, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, IDEO, Mayo Clinic, Method, Moen, Nestlé, Nike, P&G, Smart Design, Whipsaw, among others will share the secrets of successful design strategy at the Industrial Designers Society of America’s (IDSA) Design Dialogue Conferences, which will takes place in five cities in the US: “Contrast,” St. Louis, MO (April 1-3); “Design4 2011,” Providence, RI (April 8-9); “Design Experience,” Cincinnati, OH (April 8-10); “Business of Design,” Austin, TX (April 15-17) and “Social Impact,” San Jose, CA (May 6-7).

Executives from Autodesk, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, IDEO, Mayo Clinic, Method, Moen, Nestlé, Nike, P&G, Smart Design, Whipsaw, among others will share the secrets of successful design strategy at the Industrial Designers Society of America’s (IDSA) Design Dialogue Conferences, which will takes place in five cities in the US: “Contrast,” St. Louis, MO (April 1-3); “Design4 2011,” Providence, RI (April 8-9); “Design Experience,” Cincinnati, OH (April 8-10); “Business of Design,” Austin, TX (April 15-17) and “Social Impact,” San Jose, CA (May 6-7).

IDSA’s Five Design Dialogue events boast a heavy-weight speaker lineup featuring leading names from design consultancies and design leads from in-house corporate teams including:

  •     Claudia Bernett, user experience lead, Method
  •     Allan Chochinov, editor-in-chief, Core 77
  •     Dawn Danby, sustainable design program manager, Autodesk
  •     Tom De Blasis, global design director, Nike Football
  •     Maaike Evers and Mike Simonian, founders, Mike and Maaike
  •     Dan Harden, president and chief designer, Whipsaw Inc.
  •     Joel Kashuba, designer, P&G
  •     Gordon Lane, head of global industrial design, Nestlé
  •     Caroline Lu, designer and researcher, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation
  •     John Maeda, president, Rhode Island School of Design
  •     Judy Riley, vice president of global design, Moen
  •     Robin Utay, director of packing and creative, Dr Pepper Snapple Group
  •     Dave Vondle, designer and engineer of interactions, IDEO
  •     Scott Wilson, founder, Minimal

The dialogues will touch on topics such as “Opportunities Explored in Sustainability,” “False Choices: Comparing the Mythologies of Business and Design,” “Entrepreneurship Explored,” “Run Like a Designer: How ID Can Thrive With an Innovative Approach to Business,” “Real Impact in the Real World: How to Design Products That Will Improve the Lives of the Poor,” among many others. For a complete listing of topics and speakers, visit http://www.idsa.org/idsa-2011-district-conference-overview.

The Five Design Dialogue Conference sponsors include 3D Color, 3D Creative, Autodesk, Beyond Design, Bunkspeed, College for Creative Studies, Dell Computer, Designcraft, Design Science, Dow Corning, Eastman Chemical, Essential, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, fredSparks, Freetech Plastics Inc., GE Healthcare, InterPRO, Kaleidoscope, Keyshot / Luxion ApS, Landscape Brands, LewisRice, Lextant, LPK, M Industrial Design, M2 Technologies, Mead, Metaphase Design Group, Mixer Design Group, Nestlé Purina, Nestlé R&D Industrial Design, Newell Rubbermaid, Objex Design, P&G Design, Pensa, Prototype Solutions Group, Radio Flyer Inc., Saint-Gobain PPL, Schattdecor Inc., Scott Models Inc., solidThinking Inc., strengdesign, Such&Such, TEAMS Design, Tectronic Industries NA Inc., Wacom Technology Services Corp., Ximedica and Yeh Ideology.

Background:
Founded in 1965, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is one of the world’s oldest, largest, member-driven societies for product design, industrial design, interaction design, human factors, ergonomics, design research, design management, universal design and related design fields. IDSA produces the renowned International Design Excellence Award® (IDEA) competition annually; hosts the International Design Conference and five regional conferences each year; and publishes Innovation, a quarterly journal on design, and designBytes, a weekly e-newsletter highlighting the latest headlines in the design world. IDSA's charitable arm, the Design Foundation, supports the dissemination of undergraduate scholarships annually to further industrial design education. The organization has more than 3,000 members in 27 chapters in the U.S. and internationally. For more information, visit http://www.idsa.org.

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