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 .
Visit IDS’s Booth #1558 at MD&M Minneapolis (Minneapolis Convention Center, MN) October 31 – November 1, 2012. You can check out some of our great product examples or speak with our experts and learn how IDS’s award-winning development team uses a collaborative approach to provide innovative and manufacturable solutions to the medical market and beyond.
IDS is proud to be a part of the Tenth Annual LifeScience Alley Conference & Expo December 7th, 2011. Please join us and hundreds of medical technology professionals to discuss new and emerging trends in research and technological innovations. Stop by our Booth (619) and discover how IDS can enhance your product development resources to gain market share and become more competitive.