Philadelphia University is hosting a symposium called "Innovation/Design as Competitive Advantage", which features presentations by Eric Chan, Scott Henderson, Peter Bressler, John Goldschmidt, Peter Christian, Joe Ciquera, and Alix Kocher.
"This symposium will address how organizations need to align the way they innovate across disciplines to address increasingly complex problems... Our speakers will describe methods to identify new value propositions for both the end-user and the business.."
Philadelphia's own Franklin Institute has awarded Donald Norman, Ph.D, IDSA, it's 2006 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer & Cognitive Science. Prolific author of works including: The Design of Everyday Things, Things That Make Us Smart, The Invisible Computer, and Emotional Design; Norman seeks technology that transcends mere utility; and instead exists in harmony with human experience and emotion.
Come See Philadelphia University's Senior Class present work from the school's design programs: Architecture, Digital Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Textile Design.
Bucky Harris Gymnasium, Gallagher Athletic Center - Campus Map
Reception - May 16, 2009 - 3pm to 5pm Show runs May 14th - 18th
Join us for a Saturday tour through the studios of renowned architect and designer Michael Graves. We will be touring the Product Design, Architecture, and Graphic Design studios. Space will be limited to 25 people and the responses are already coming in. So check your calendar and send us an e-mail if you'd like to attend. IDSA members are being given registration priority through September 30th. Starting October 1st we will be opening the tour to non-members. Attendance is free for members and will be $20 for non-members.
DesignChange Please join The University of the Arts Industrial Design Department for Design Change, an exhibition of senior thesis and first year graduate work. By addressing social, environmental, and organizational concerns, the work in this exhibition explores how design is changing to encompass more than just products, aesthetics, and function.
EXHIBITION OPENING 20 MAY 2008 7-10 PM 313 S. BROAD ST.
Come hang out with your fellow ID professionals for Happy Hour. Bring your business card to get even more connected into our email network for updates on upcoming events, news, and member information. This is a good opportunity to get involved with the organization and meet new people. Mad River offers a great atmosphere for an after-work gathering... so please join us!
Harris Romanoff, IDSA is a Philadelphia Chapter member and a cofounder of Make:Philly, a self proclaimed "collaboration of artists and engineers; DIY'ers and DIY wannabe's; geeks and visionaries" inspired by the widely published Make Magazine.
Make:Philly's upcoming Art Buggy Derby will be held in Washington Square Park on Sunday, October 15th. For more information on how to enter or attend, please visit Make:Philly.
Running True is a "a multimedia environment in an empty factory building at the Disston Saw Works that dramatizes the imagination and industry that have inhabited the site since 1872. Their video, audioscape and sculpture installation incorporates numerous artifacts found on the Disston grounds and imagery derived from early engineering drawings from the company files."
Saturdays & Sundays, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM, May 30 - June 28, 2009
Engadget reports on Philadelphia getting a municiple wireless system. "Once [Mayor] Street gives the go-ahead, Earthlink will begin deploying its 15-square-mile test network in parts of North and South Philly, after which point the company will have the option of backing out should they be unhappy with the results of the trial."