IDSA Chicago January Planning Meeting and Office Tour
Tuesday, January 11 2005
Conifer Research - 818 Dempster St, Evanston, IL 60202
6:30pm social 7:00pm begin meeting All welcome.
Conifer Research is a firm that provides research and consulting services for business and design projects. For more info, check out their website: www.coniferresearch.com . For directions: http://www.coniferresearch.com/contact_map.html
Design-Engine.com International Photoreal Toy Design Competition
Entries due: Janueary 15, 2004
More info available here: http://www.design-engine.com/competition/
IDSA Chicago February Meeting
Tuesday, Feb 8th, 2005
6:30 social, 7:00 begin meeting
Wishbone Restaurant (on Lincoln)
Please join us for a designer roundtable discussion of current issues and upcoming events. Read a good design-related article lately? Bring it to debate with the group. Controversial or inspiring topics encouraged.
This month's meeting will be held at:
3300 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
(2 blocks north of Belmont, at the intersection of Lincoln and School)
IDSA Chicago March Meeting: Design Education
Tuesday March 8th
623 S. Wabash, 8th Fl. Room 809
6:30 social 7:00 meeting & presentations
Please come learn about the Columbia College's Industrial Design department as they host our next IDSA Chicago meeting. We'll be having a designer roundtable discussion on the topic of design education. This month's meeting will be based around several student thesis presentations, as well as a tour of the facility, and a general presentation by Kevin Henry, Product Design Coordinator. We will also be discussing upcoming events including the Designer's Junk Auction, the Housewares Show, and the IDSA Midwest District Conference. To learn more about Columbia College: colum.edu/undergraduate/artanddesign/product/index.html
Missed the last IDSA Chicago meeting? A brief recap is posted here:
Designer's Junk Auction
"One designer's junk is another's gold"
Tuesday March 15, 6:30 pm
Fizz Bar & Grill (at the Lincoln/Belmont/Ashland mega-intersection)
Got anything you'd like to auction? Contact Maria Weber: email@example.com
Here's a taste of the items you'll find:
-ArtBin Megatote Supply Bag- New and Useful!, starting bid $15
-Ginsu 2000 Knife Set (As seen on TV!), starting bid $1
-Dremel Accessory Kit, Designed by Beyond Design, starting bid TBA.
-Little Tykes Rugged Rigz Race Car Hauler (Package Autographed by Nascar Racer Kurt Busch!). starting bid $12 but wait there's more... idsachicago.org/2005/02/designers-junk-auction.html
The Chicago International Home & Housewares Show
March 20-22 McCormick Place Should you be attending this year, please join us for:
IDSA Presentation: Post-Game Wrap-Up
Tuesday, March 22 at 1:30pm
Product design experts discuss the highlights, lowlights, and trends
they've spotted in the Show. If you're afraid you missed something or
want a jump on the next week's post-show reports, stop by this instant
re-cap. Add your two cents or just listen.
Our Illustrious Panel:
Stuart Constantine, Principal, Core77
Paul Hatch, President, TEAMS Design
Gad Shaanan, Principal, Gad Shaanan Design
Duane Smith, Co-founder and V.P., Vessel Inc.
Also available at the Design Theater will be our somewhat subjective
(and free) map of "Cool" Shopping in Chicago.
Meet Karim Rashid at Design Within Reach's North Avenue Studio.
Join us at Design Within Reach Chicago on Wednesday, March 30, 6pm-8pm, for an evening with celebrated industrial designer Karim Rashid (www.karimrashid.com), direct from his lecture at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails as you mingle with the local design community and test-drive the new Rashid-designed Kite Chair, produced by Dutch design firm Label
(www.label.nl) and offered by DWR starting in April.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 28.
For information on the Art Institute lecture series:
Cocktails with Karim Rashid
Wednesday, March 30, 6-8pm
DWR Chicago North Ave Studio
1574 North Kingsbury
For directions click here - http://www.dwr.com/chicagonorthave.cfm
Interrupt media, subsystence, and BD4D present a special art + design edition of: INFLUENCE
Featuring unmixed DJ sets from: CODY HUDSON [Struggle Inc] RAY NOLAND [Creative Rescue, Blacklist] CHRIS SILVA [Chicago Public Art Group] JUAN CHAVEZ [Mudstudios] and leading a preshow discussion on the Chicago arts community: JIM COUDAL [Coudal Partners] BRIAN ULRICH [Not If But When] MICHAEL COLEMAN [Foundation Gallery, Punk Planet] ELIZABETH CLINE [Foundation Gallery] NAZ HAMID [Weightshift, Gapers Block] ANDREW HUFF [Gapers Block]
1444 W Chicago Ave
Talk begins at 8 PM, Music at 10 PM
21 and up, no cover!
More info here
IMPACT: The Synergy of Design Business and Technology
IDSA Midwest Conference
Hosted by the University of Illinois at Champaign / Urbana
Thursday April 7th - Sat April 9th
Online registration is open. Don't wait! Register now for the early bird discount.
University of Illinois at Chicago Student Design Exposition
Friday, May 6th
University of Illinois at Chicago
Art and Architecture Building, 3rd Floor
845 W Harrison St. [Google map]
Pay parking available at the corner of Morgan and Harrison St.
CTA Blue Line, exit UofI Halsted Stop
IDSA Chicago May Meeting and Office Tour
Tuesday, May 10 2005
Insight Product Development
4660 North Ravenswood [Google map]
6:30pm social 7:00pm begin meeting
We will have a recap of the Midwest Conference as the main feature/discussion-- expect plenty of visuals and heated discussions about Karim Rashid! We'll also be talking about future events and things happening around town.
2005 UIUC BFA Graduate Exhibition and Opening Reception
School of Art and Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
May 12-15 (Opening Reception: Thurs, May 12, 5-7.30pm)
Krannert Art Museum 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, Illinois
Hours: Thurs 5-7.30pm, Friday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm, Sunday 12-5pm
Project x Project: Institute of Design's 2005 Annual Exhibition of Student Works
Friday May 13th, 6-9 pm
IIT Institute of Design, 350 N. LaSalle 4th & 6th floors [Google Map]
Explore Fulton Market Neighborhood Open House
Saturday, May 14th from 3-6pm. Several shops, studios, galleries, and restaurants in the Fulton Market neighborhood in Chicago will be at your service. For full details and information:
MCA Lecture Series Presents... Richard Saul Wurman
May 19, 2005 6PM @ the MCA
Since 1962 Richard Saul Wurman has pursued the singular passion of his life: making information understandable... http://www.mcachicago.org/MCA/Education/Lectures04.html
ILASLA co-sponsors a landscape design panel discussion at DWR Tree Studios.
Thursday, May 19
An evening dedicated to Chicago's modern landmark- filled urban landscape. DWR will begin with hors d'oeuvres and a glass of wine in the courtyard (weather permitting), then move inside to listen to the panel discussion on landscape in the urban fabric, co-sponsored by the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (www.il-asla.org).
Panel will include Bernard Jacobs of Jacobs/Ryan Associates (www.jacobsryan.com), Peter Lindsay Schaudt of Peter Lindsay Schaudt Landscape Architecture (www.schaudt.ws) and Terry Guen of Terry Guen Design Associates (www.tgda.net). There will be plenty of time for Q&A. We look forward to seeing you there.
RSVP to email@example.com by Tuesday, May 17.
ILASLA Landscape Design Panel
DWR Chicago Tree Studios
10 East Ohio Street (at North State Street)
Manifest: Columbia College Industrial Design Senior Show
Friday, June 3 from 5-9pm
623 S. Wabash - Hokin Annex (1st floor, North Gallery).
The graduating students would like to invite everyone from the Chicago area to a celebration of their work. The exhibit presents work by students graduating from the product design program. The show will include thesis projects by graduating seniors as well as a selection of work from the past four years.
Follow the link for more information about the day's events:
NeoCon World's Trade Fair 2005
June 13-15, 2005
The Merchandise Mart, Chicago
Free admission to more than 1200 exhibitors on 9 floors, 6 fabulous keynote speakers, Monday night showroom parties on the 3rd, 10th and 11th floors, Greenlife, Meet the President Day and much, much more. For more info: http://www.merchandisemart.com/neocon
NeoCon launch party for new chairs and stools designed by BMW DesignworksUSA for Emeco
Monday, June 13
9:30pm - 12:30am
Orange Skin - River North Showroom
223 W Erie St, Chicago
Richard Sapper Lecture and Luminaire reception
Tuesday 6/14, 6pm
325 W. Huron
Presentation based on Sapper's new cutting edge design: 'Halley', a collection of LED lighting for Lucesco Lighting.
Reception immediately following lecture
301 W. Superior
June 24-26 2005
Navy Pier, Chicago
Inspired by World's Fairs of the past, WIRED NextFest presents the future. At this three-day festival, you will experience robots, flying cars, private space planes, homes of the future, fuel-cell concept cars, unmanned aerial vehicles, hypersonic sound beams, invisibility coats, and much more from visionary inventors, companies, and R&D labs around the world.
WIRED NextFest features innovations in communication, design, entertainment, exploration, health, security and transportation. Bold, inspiring, entertaining and smart, WIRED NextFest is the must-see Chicago event of 2005. For more info:
ReThink, ReDesign, ReCycle
Chicago design competition, registration due by June 22nd
More info: http://aiachicago.org/redesign
The Crossover Show / Rotofugi 1st Anniversary Party
July 8, 2005
The Crossover show is an exhibition of customized vinyl toys by 7 different toy designers from the US and Taiwan. Each artist will be trading their own creations with those of other participating artists to create a one of a kind custom toy event. Toy designer and respected graff-writer Sket One will be on hand to chat and sign stuff. Tobias (syne.tv) will be dropping beats and the free adult beverages will flow until we run out! The show continues at Rotofugi through the month of July.
IDSA Chicago August Meeting
This Tuesday, August 9th 6:30pm Drinks and Snacks 7:00pm Presentation / Discussion
Hosted by: Webb Scarlett Devlam http://www.wsdv.com/ See attached pdf for directions. At this month's meeting we will be showing/reviewing/slamming?/raving about the IDSA Designer Spotlight "webinar", featuring Sam Lucente, Experience Director, Hewlett-Packard. This is an archived lecture which was presented live for IDSA in July. See below for description & bio. It's time for some ID continuing-education...
Sam Lucente, IDSA Brand Design and Experience Director, Hewlett-Packard
"Designing in a Flat World"
IDSA-CHI/WI/MN Annual Summer Picnic '05
Saturday, August 20th 12:30-5:00
Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Park West of the village of Eagle, WI on State Highway 59
additional information at: http://idsawi.org/event_popups/aug20_05.shtml
Looks like it's time to dust off an old summer tradition. This month again will bring the IDSA Annual Summer Picnic in coordination with the Chicago and Minnesota chapters. We have reserved the Ottawa Lake Picnic Shelter "C", which has an open covered shelter with a charcoal-type grill and electrical outlets - this is the same shelter as last year. Volleyball, horseshoe pits, and many other activities are available nearby. Children and significant others are welcome at this family friendly event. Unfortunately there are dog restrictions on all of the shelter areas, so owners who bring pets will be doing so at their own risk.
If you are interested in camping out for the weekend, there will be a group of rugged individualists you can meet up with as well - just contact your chapter chair and they will put you in touch with the right people. Picnic basics (non-alcoholic beverages, grill-ables) will be provided - attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to pass. Maps and other details will follow as the event nears.
For more information on the park and its campgrounds: Kettle Moraine State Forest- Southern Unit Forest Headquarters: 262-594-6200
Ottawa Lake Visitor Center: 262-594-6220 http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/parks/specific/kms/
Pictures of last year's event can be seen at: http://idsawi.org/past.shtml If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
IDSA Chicago / City of Chicago Movie Night: Star Wars
August 23, 8pm
Grant Park's Butler Field- at Lake Shore Drive and Monroe.
The original motion picture Star Wars is playing at the Grant Park Outdoor Film Festival. Relax and check out the movie that put George Lucas on the map. We'll be meeting up on the right side of the field (as you are looking at the screen), midway back from the screen, approx 50-100ft in from the sidewalk which runs along the right-side perimeter. Admission is free, Bike Valet Parking and underground pay parking available. Bring your own snacks/drinks and a blanket or low chair to camp out on.
ReAction: IDSA National Conference
Weekend of August 27th
Fight Club: Gentrification
Thursday, September 1st
The opposing Fighters will be from the 'Uptown Neighborhood Council' and the 'Organization of the North East' (ONE), both are situated in the heart of the most controversial gentrification battlefronts in Chicago.
For more info check out: www.idsachicago.org/fightclub
You can also RSVP Via Evite
IDSA Chicago September Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, September 13th.
6:30 social, 7:00 begin meeting. All welcome!
Meeting will be held at Bar Louie- Dearborn Station 47 W Polk, Chicago 60605 (Dearborn and Polk) http://www.barlouieamerica.com/dearbornmap.html
Discussion topics to include: Fight Club & IDSA National Recaps, IDSA Chicago Officer Elections, and future events. For more info, contact Tim Copeland: email@example.com
IDSA-WI Photoshop Rendering Techniques Workshop
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD)
9am professional session, 2pm student session, one hour joint lunch
Registration open now and is limited to 16 participants per session.
Fees: $90 for IDSA members, $110 for non-members,
$30 for students additional event information: http://www.idsawi.org
Foresight: SUSTAINABLE CONVERGENCE '05
Saturday, September 24, from 6-9pm
Is this any time to be having a party?
It's the question I've been asking myself as Foresight's September 24th
"Sustainable Convergence '05" draws closer. Because of recent events, the
suffering of people in this country and abroad is in the news more than
ever. We don't have all the answers, but do believe that a strong,
sustainability-minded community in Chicago can make a difference, to the
residents of this city, this country and to others around the world. We
invite you to come together on for evening of camaraderie, socializing and
community-building with like-minded others.
Foresight Design Initiative
about issues like: climate change, renewable energy, public transportation,
recycling, environmental justice, corporate social responsibility, air
quality, natural resource conservation, clean energy, socially responsible
investing, organic food, green design, brownfield remediation, social
venture enterprise, alternative fuels, energy efficiency???
--An amazing gathering of like-minded people from business, nonprofit,
government, educational, design sectors.
--Free magazines (from Utne Reader, E Magazine, EcoStructure, Organic Style,
Metropolis, and more)
--Sustainability-minded businesses represented (like I-Go Car Sharing,
Patagonia, Bean Products, and more)
--Door prizes (like Green Cleaner gift certificate, Enterprising Kitchen
--Delicious drinks (beer from Great Lakes Brewing Company, wine from
Bonterra Vineyards, non-alcoholic beverages also)
--Live music & great food (enough for a meal)!
Chicago Sustainable Design Challenges
o2-Chicago (aka the Foresight Design Initiative) is challenging designers far and wide to address issues of sustainability. o2-Chicago is hosting two short-term competitions, both of which we hope will have repercussions far beyond their limited duration. One of them was inspired by a discussion concerning plastic grocery bags conducted on this list awhile back. Both Challenges will culminate at a large (500+ people expected) gathering we're
hosting next month here in Chicago: Sustainable Convergence '05.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 9/16/05
Design Challenge #1: "Online Edition"
Challenges communication designers to help spread the word about sustainability issues by using their creative prowess to conjure compelling web banner ads about sustainability issues/events here in Chicago (which are probably similar to issues/events elsewhere). Entries will be posted on our BelieveChicago.org sustainability hub, CenterStage.net and made available for further distribution to whomever would like to run them. www.foresightdesign.org/challenge/online/index.php
Design Challenge #2: "Paper or Plastic or...?"
Up to 2 trillion plastic bags are consumed globally each year! In its quest to see the city in which its based "evolve better," Foresight is challenging designers to think outside, well, the bag and to consider a combination of policy, communications/education, and product design solutions for this conundrum. Can designers begin to save at least one major city from this oil-consuming, environmental scourge? Finalists will get to make their case for their solutions to the gathered crowd at the Sustainable Convergence '05 on 24 September 2005 in Chicago. www.foresightdesign.org/challenge
ThickDesign05 (An Art Institute industrial design museum exhibit)
August 16 - September 28, 2005
Betty Rymer Gallery
280 South Columbus Drive
Reception: Thursday, September 8, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Curator roundtable: Thursday, September 15, 4:30 p.m.
Special lecture by Jurgen Bey: Wednesday, September 28, 6:00 p.m. School auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Drive (free admission)
ThickDesign05 examines the systems that design extends, the relations that design practices establish, and the objects that occur from these exchanges. The intention of the exhibition is to foreground the "thickening" of design by exposing creative practices that operate via augmentation, collaboration, connection and distribution: the very fabric of designed objects, events, and experiences. The exhibition will contain prototypes, projects, texts, products, media and environments from local and international designers. In addition, special display components for the exhibition will be fabricated by the curators. Designers and artists include Acconci Studio, Yves Behar+fuseproject, Inside Outside / Petra Blaisse, Martin Boyce, collective_difference_studio, FREITAG lab. ag, Herbst Lazar Bell (HLB), IDEO, Karim Rashid Inc., Enzo Mari, C.E.B. Reas, Simon Starling, Adam Whiton and Yolita Nugent.
Jurgen Bey Lecture (Droog, Jurgen Bey Studios)
Wednesday, September 28, 6:00 p.m.
Art Institute School Auditorium
280 S. Columbus Drive
IDSA Chicago - October Chapter Meeting
IDSA Chicago will be having this month's chapter
meeting at Deep Interactive (a.k.a Design-Engine).
Meeting to include a ProEngineer design software demo
presented by Bart Brejcha, followed by Designer
Roundtable Discussion on integration of software
within the design process: Who's using what, and why
and how are we using it?
This Tuesday, October 11th
120 N. Green Street Ste 605
Chicago, IL 60607
1 block west of Halsted, 1/2 block south of Randolph
Street parking available.
6:30 drinks and snacks
7:00 begin meeting
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) MFA Open Studio
Please join UIC alumni, students, faculty and staff for the first annual UIC MFA Open Studio. Tour the facilities and meet the faculty and students of MFA programs in electronic visualization, graphic design, industrial design, moving image, photography, and studio arts.
This Thursday, October 20th
University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Architecture and the Arts
School of Art and Design
"Great Space", 5th floor of CUPPA Hall
400 S. Peoria Street (one building north of Halsted EL stop)
6:00p Introductions and refreshments
6:30- 9:00 Tour program facilities. Talk with faculty, staff and students.
Also at UIC on Thursday, October 20th:
4:00p Gallery 400: gallery talk by Conrad Bakker
1240 W. Harrison Street (at Racine)
Open House at the Institute of Design (ID), IIT
Thursday, October 27, 2005, 6:00 - 8:00pm
The Institute of Design (ID), Illinois Institute of Technology specializes in building bridges between design and corporate strategy. People interested in learning about ID's methods, community and degrees are invited to our Open House on October 27th, from 6:00 - 8:00pm. ID currently offers Ph.D. and Masters degrees in human-centered communication design, human-centered product design, and design planning. ID also offers a nine-month executive Masters degree in design methods for advanced design, management, engineering and other professionals who want to be innovation leaders in their organizations.
The Open House includes:
* Opportunity for one-on-one meetings with faculty
* A chance to sit in on selected classes
* Break out sessions with students, faculty and alumni about life at ID
* Examples of current student work
* Guided tours of the facilities
* Answers to questions about admissions and curricula
Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP: please contact Graduate Admissions at 312.595.4900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on ID's programs, see: http://www.id.iit.edu/grad/welcome.html
Institute of Design
350 North LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60610
About With and For - Advancing the Practice of User-Centered Design Research
A conference hosted by the Institute of Design, IIT
October 28-29 at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL
Does work have to be work? People work. People play. Are they independent aspects of life or can play facilitate work? The conference will be held at Navy Pier, Chicago, on October 28-29.
For more info: http://www.aboutwithandfor.com
"Headliners" include: Don Norman, Elizabeth Churchill, Bill Verplank
Other speakers include:
Alonzo Canada, Jump Associates
Michele Chang, Intel
Christine Chastain, Herbst LaZar Bell
Audrey Crane, Dubberly Design
John Friedman, Microsoft
Marty Gage, Rocket Surgery
Linda Hahner, Out of the Blue
Scott Hirsch, Management Innovation Group
Dirk Knemeyer, Involution
Michael Kronthal, Yahoo!
Marcia Lausen, Studio/lab
Colleen Murray, Jump
Aaron Oppenheimer, Design Continuum
Steve Portigal, Portigal Consulting
Adam Richardson, Frog Design,
Chris Rockwell, Lextant
Clive Roux, Philips
Michael Sagan, Trek
Register now! Space is limited.
- Professionals $675
- ID alumni $200
- Students $125
- ID/IIT students/faculty/staff $60.
For additional information, please contact Natalie Phillips-Hamblett, Project Manager, About, With & For at 773.355.1760 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Understanding Intellectual Property (for Designers)
6:15 social, 6:30 presentation/discussion
Sponsored by IDSA Chicago
Hosted by KattenMuchinRosenman LLP.
525 West Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois 60661
Please join us for a Designer Roundtable Discussion:
Becky Williams, John Paniaguas, and Kristin Achterhof of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, will be leading a discussion on how best to use Trademarks, Copyrights, and Patents to protect your ideas.
-What are the procedures and costs to obtaining a Trademark or Patent?
-Which type of protection do I need: Trademark, Copyright, Utility Patent, Design Patent, or Trade Dress?
-Is it worth applying for design patents or do utility patents best serve technology innovations?
-How effective are patents when in today’s market products and technologies have such a short life cycle?
-When does the cost of litigation outweigh the possible reward?
Have a few of your own questions? Please join us to discuss...
This is a free event open to all IDSA members and friends.
For more information, please contact Tim Copeland: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robyn Waters Lecture at UIC
Wednesday, November 16, 2005 3:30 - 4:30pm
Robyn Waters, former VP of Trend/Design/Product Development at Target, and now President of RW Trend. Just published a new book, Trend Master's Guide... which will be available for purchase at the UIC Bookstore, and she will be available after the lecture for book signing.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Art + Architecture Building
845 W. Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
2005 International Photoreal Furniture Competition
Call for entries- Deadline November 30th.
IDSA Chicago Holiday Party
Rushmore, 1023 W Lake Street, Chicago
7:00 PM cocktails, hors d'oevures, and dinner
$40 IDSA professional members / significant others
$60 nonmembers and students.
Please RSVP & submit payment by December 1st.
Members / significant others RSVP at:
Nonmembers and students RSVP at:
Come Join IDSA Chicago for a great year-end celebration! More info available here.
2005 CHICAGO SUSTAINABLE DESIGN CHALLENGE (relaunched!)
Foresight Design Initiative presents: "PAPER or PLASTIC, or . . .?"
The existing grocery bag paradigm is unsustainable. Can designers make a difference?
This competition is open to designers, students, and any/all interested others from across the
globe. Download information/registration packet (256K PDF):
Registration deadline: November 1, 2005
Submission deadline: December 1, 2005
Public Exhibition: January 19, 2006
For more info about Foresight Design Initiative, check out www.foresightdesign.org