Speakers - International Conference 2016
Our world is evolving faster now than at any point in modern history. Kevin Shinn, IDSA, finds that as designers, we must use our innate sense of sight to plan today—for tomorrow’s disruptions. Future Proof is about predicting and planning for the future of change. Shinn will take workshop participants through a reflective phase, during which they can think and express past experiences and learnings—and then predict the future of technology, innovation, advancement, etc. Whether you have a strategic vision; a rough plan; or even take it day by day—don’t miss the perspective of your peers from around the globe!
Impact of Design as a Change Agent
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 through 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; Kevin Kerrigan, senior advisor, Automotive Initiatives, State of Michigan and senior vice president, Automotive Office, Michigan Economic Development Corporation; 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. Read more.