Integrated Design Solutions Names Charlene Nelson as Mechanical Designer
Chippewa Falls, WI – January 2015 – Integrated Design Solutions (IDS) an award-winning product design and development firm is proud to announce Charlene Nelson as Mechanical Designer.
Mrs. Nelson graduated from The University of Wisconsin-Stout with a degree in Manufacturing Engineering last spring. She is excited to accept her first post collegiate job at Integrated Design Solutions and begin the next chapter in her specialized field.
Scott Olson, President of IDS states, “We are excited to have Charlene join the IDS team and expand our talented product design and development services. We’re looking forward to a busy 2015”.
IDS is always excited to partake in corporate responsibility. In the past, IDS has worked with those in our community who are in need of help, by providing our talent and experience pro-bono. Formerly, we have worked with Living Water Lutheran Church in Cameron, WI. Living Water is a Lutheran church that was founded in the fall of 2008, and adamantly supports Hunger Issues, specifically Ruby’s Pantry. In order to help the growth of this organization, IDS designed Living Waters’ logo and Huffcutt Concrete constructed a sign for their facility. We urge everyone in the community to help those in need and partake in the holiday spirit!
Andy Janetski (Industrial Designer), Zack Gaha (Industrial Designer) and Jason Revelle (Business Development Manager) went West for a new perspective at the 2014 IDSA Western District Design Conference in beautiful Denver, CO the weekend of 4/4 -5.
This year’s theme was “Running with the Bulls: Smarts, Bravado and Risk Taking in the Global Outdoor Industry”. The sessions were informative and insightful with focus on designing for a global market, the implementation of cutting-edge manufacturing techniques and how people inspire meaningful design thinking. The speakers all brought their own unique experiences and shared how they approach the enormous global outdoor industry.
The IDSA Western District team did a great job with this year’s conference. From the diverse and international line-up of speakers to the coordination of networking events/opportunities, the conference was a great success.
Andy Janetski (Industrial Designer), Katie Remaly (Industrial Designer) and Jason Revelle (Business Development Manager) attended this year’s IDSA Midwest District Conference in Indianapolis, IN the weekend of 4/19-21.
The theme for the conference was “New Paradigms for Design.” Sessions were based heavily on the importance of design research, collaboration, and innovation. Industry professionals from around the country spoke about their experiences and gave insights into where the future of Industrial design may be headed. This included the impact of crowd sourced design, as well as the increasingly popular application of 3-D Printing.
Special focus was also given to new trends and technologies being applied in the design research process, specifically the power of empathy in user research and leveraging cell phone and app technology in data collection.
A highlight of the conference was the student merit award presentations. Students representing the many Midwest design schools presented their innovative and thoughtful designs, solving real world problems and showing a bright future for the industry.
IDSA serves as a powerful resource for industrial designers and the product design & development industry as a whole. Integrated Design Solutions would like to thank IDSA and commend the organization for providing a valuable experience.
IDS would like to thank those of you who stopped by our booth at MD&M Minneapolis. We look forward to seeing you again and working with you in the future. For more information and ideas for making your next project a success, take a look at our other solutions or drop us a line .