Charles Jones, FIDSA, has joined Intuitive Surgical, Inc. as senior vice president and CDO, design and user experience. He leads the company’s efforts to blend technology with enhanced, human-centered design thinking—while driving a consistent design experience for Intuitive products and services. Intuitive Surgical is a global technology leader in minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery.
In recognition of his contribution to scholarship that extends from teaching freshmen the basics of perspective—to supervising PhD students in the quest for new industrial design knowledge—Mark Evans, PhD, I/IDSA, has been honored with the Indsutrial Designers Society of America's Education Award for 2016.
“I’m honored and humbled to be recognized by IDSA for what I love doing every day. This was a great surprise! Truthfully, I’m excited y’all still think I’m young!” quipped John McCabe, IDSA, as he was honored with IDSA's Young Educator of the Year Award at the IDSA Awards 2016. “What really drives me are not the professional accolades and IP that my students have created for companies—but knowing I’m helping to create citizen designers who are changing the world for the better.”
After successfully hosting IDSA’s International Conference 2016, Detroit welcomed yet another sensational design event celebrating its UNESCO City of Design designation. Designers—and fans of design—gathered from Sept. 21–25 for the sixth annual Detroit Design Festival.
He’s been a dedicated member of what he fondly calls the “IDSA family” for almost two decades. Kevin Shinn, FIDSA, was inducted into the Society’s Academy of Fellows at the IDSA International Conference 2016 in Detroit, MI—his home state, and the state with the highest concentration of industrial designers in the United States. “I’m very honored to become an IDSA Fellow,” said Shinn. “It’s a humbling experience to be in the company of such great designers past and present.