10:20 – Panel Discussion
The Emergence of Design Research and Strategy
Industrial design has evolved from a practice centered around making objects to a process that provides deep insights into human experience. And it’s reshaping today’s organizational strategies,
Panelists: Jenn Kuca (BS 2012), Senior Strategic Designer, BCG Digital Ventures; Angie Park (BS 2011), Hybrid UX Researcher, Sony; Eunji Park (BS 2009), Associate Director, Design Research & Strategy, Karten Design
Moderator: Jessie Kawata (BFA 2011), Industrial Design Lead and Creative Innovation Strategist, NASA/JPL
11:15 a.m. – Panel Discussion
The Evolution and Impact of Color and Material Design
In order to develop products with emotional relevance, companies have embraced color and material design as a critical part of the innovation process. What potential impact might this practice have on industrial design?
Panelists: Viirj Kan (BS 2014), Graduate Research Assistant, MIT Media Lab; Kristina Marrero (BS 2014), CMF Designer, Snap Inc.; Kimberly Marte (BS 1997), CMF Principal Designer, Design Spectrum;
Moderator: Liliana Becerra, ArtCenter faculty, design and trend strategist, CMF design expert, and author
2:00 p.m. – Panel Discussion
Future of Making / Future of Brand
What is the future of developing compelling products and brands? Designers from the footwear, automotive and furniture industries share their thoughts and experiences.
Panelists: Chiara Ferrari, ArtCenter Faculty and Director, Chiara Ferrari Studio; Laura Jonason (BS 2014), Exterior Automotive Designer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Jeep Studio; Emily Sawamura (BS 2004), ArtCenter faculty and Creative, Ernst
Moderator: Karen Hofmann (BS 1997), Chair, Product Design, ArtCenter College of Design
2:50 p.m. – Conversation
Designing Meaningful Experiences
The creation of meaningful user experiences drives many of today’s most innovative companies. And it’s the design process that makes it all happen.
A conversation between Katie Dill (BS 2007), Director of Experience Design, Airbnb and Maggie Hendrie, Chair, Interaction Design, ArtCenter College of Design.
4:15 p.m. – Panel Discussion
What does it take to be a leader in the social innovation, corporate and technology sectors? And what are some of the challenges, responsibilities,
Panelists: Marni Gerber (BS 1985), Senior Design Director, Nike; Jini Keasling (BFA 2000), ArtCenter faculty and Senior Manager, Hot Wheels Packaging Design, Mattel; Sara Ortloff Khoury (MFA 1992), User Experience Design Director, Google; Mariana Prieto (BS 2012), Design innovation consultant
Moderator: Babette Strousse, ArtCenter faculty and Senior Strategist and Principal, Smith Strousse Consulting