Design is everywhere you look—permeating almost each and every touch point in this manmade environment. Across product boundaries; across categories; across economies—it affects everything and everyone. Design has been doing this for the last 200 years of industrialization and apparently way before that. It weaves though products and services, experiences and spaces, society and culture.
The panel is moderated by John McElroy, host of the “Autoline Daily” webcast and of the television show “Autoline This Week.” The handpicked panel features Amko Leenarts, global director of interior design at Ford/Lincoln; Alan Cobb, FAIA, and president and CEO of Albert Kahn Associates, Inc.; and Marc Greuther, chief curator and curator of industry and design at The Henry Ford, and an IDSA International Design Excellence Awards 2016 juror.
Panelists come from a rich and varied background of making and will discuss and ponder—not just the industrial design mechanics—but also the overarching positioning of design as it affects the world of products, mobility, interiors, spaces, architecture and literally everything in between.