#IDSA17Atlanta: Designing (for the business of) PLAY

Originally an architect in California, Michael Laris, IDSA, spent 19 years in Denmark and was converted into an architect of play.  He is VP of global innovation at PlayPower. Laris has earned several global honors, including an IDSA International Design Excellence Award. At IDSA’s International Design Conference in Atlanta, Laris shared “Designing for (the business of) PLAY”—the importance of bringing the skills we learned in play, and developed as designers, to board members who sometimes have forgotten lessons learned on the playground.