The Reviews are in on NEDDC 2015
Earning accolades from “mindblowing” to “invaluable” to “amazing,” IDSA’s 2015 Northeast District Design Conference (NEDDC), chaired by Northeast District VP Jeremy Van Hill, filled in the blanks as promised and filled the seats at The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School in Boston April 24-25.
Tucker Viemeister, FIDSA, is impressed with the new talent. "The 12 best Student Merit Award presentations give a clear assessment of the 12 programs," he says. "This is especially relevant as school programs search for differentiation and the profession diversifies."
The Massachusetts College of Art and Design hosted a Portfolio Review; Eastman Innovation Lab sponsored the Talent Networking Workshop.
NEDDC featured sessions on how designers can work with experts in marketing, engineering, experience and business for better outcomes. Eleven, Essential, Redfish and Sprout Studios hosted open houses.
The NEDDC After Party was held at the House of Blues and hosted by IDSA's Boston Chapter.
More from Twitter @IDSA #IDSANortheast15:
Jason Belaire, IDSA Board Member @BelworldCreate: Given the excellent content and inspiring lineup of speakers, this is going to be an excellent conference!!!
Carie Davis @CarieDavis2: Excited to speak at the Industrial Designers Society of America conf in Boston. Love the theme: Design + ______
tom campanelli @TomCamp318: Can Boston handle this many industrial designers?
Kaumudi Bishnoi @KaumudiWest: Drexel IDSA Merit Award Presenter, IDSA President & VP headed to Boston for IDSA Northeast
Alex Bandazian @DesignxHustle: #IDSANortheast15 was the best I've attended thus far. Amazing job @IDSA Thanks to the design and business #IDSANortheast15 board for their thoughtful responses to my question! Super insightful talks
Justin Coble @PackageID: Great Design + Business panel today. Great audience questions and very insightful panel.
Gino M. Santaguida @gmsantaguida: @bythegraham I've been to a handful of IDSA conferences # was by far the best experience yet. Brilliant, friendly, passionate people.... “expanding the experience and enabling stakeholders” mindblowing presentation #inspired The Northeast District has so many talented design students!
Brian C McDonald @BrianCMcDonald: Now it's time for 7 minute student portfolio presentations. Super pumped to see the awesome diverse work…. Serge Roux's designer vs engineer talk definitely speaks to me as an industrial designer who transferred from engineering
AngelaYeh @AngelaYeh: Gave my talk about Intentional Communities and inspired by my driven energetic audience! Great solid talent in this crowd.
Participants also live tweeted questions:
Tristan Elliott @rawkout1337: How do you strike a balance between focusing on design and business?
Koby Trout @kobyfish: How do you determine the next "relevant" area that needs design attention?
Interval @intervalspeaks: How do you quantify, qualify, compare and share an innately personal user experience?
And finally, a Tweet that left us inspired:
Brian C McDonald @BrianCMcDonald: If everything is under control, you're not going fast enough - Mario Andretti
Vroom, vroom. Onward to #IDSAMidwest15, May 1-2 in St. Louis. Register now.
Thank you to our NEDDC sponsors: Agora: An Outside Edge, Kaleidoscope, Eastman Innovation Lab, Radius, Detroit’s College for Creative Studies, solidThinking, 24 Seven, Americad Technology, Autodesk Fusion 360, KeyShot, Dassault Systemes Solidworks, Taylor Box Company, Veloce Engineering, Wanted Design and Wacom.