THE POST-INDUSTRIAL ECONOMY: DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY & PROFIT

24 August 2006
Boston (United States) - DMI is pleased to introduce a new series of online seminars, The Design Leadership Series.
Boston (United States) - An online seminar with Gianfranco Zaccai, President & CEO, Design Continuum. DMI is pleased to introduce a new series of online seminars. The Design Leadership Series complements the popular DMI Seminar series with shorter, interactive presentations that you can access right from your desktop. The series will feature leading thinkers in design and design management addressing topics of key importance, brought to you through Microsoft Live Meeting. You may easily participate with your team in a conference room, making this a very cost-effective educational experience. The lectures will generally last one hour, followed by a question and answer period with the presenter.


We are well into a post-industrial age and it is becoming ever clearer that sustainability is not only a moral imperative, but good business. In fact, companies such as General Electric and British Petroleum have identified sustainability as a core mission. The field of Industrial design is also in a moment of transition into a post-industrial design era where the expression "less is more" is taking on more than a Bauhaus mantra. In the future, truly inspiring design will be that which provides users and consumers with greater experiences, while taking away unnecessary material and complex information.

Gianfranco Zaccai is co-founder, president, and CEO of Design Continuum, the first fully integrated consumer research, design and development firm in the world, with studios located in Boston, Milan, and Seoul. Over the past three decades, he has championed a holistic and highly integrated approach to design research, design innovation, and concurrent development. He has been responsible for strategic product planning, environmental design, industrial design, human factors, and design management for companies in the United States, Asia, and in Europe. He has received awards for design excellence from ID Magazine, IDSA, Business Week, and the Italian Society of Industrial Design, as well as a Presidential Award for Design Excellence.

Date
12 September, 1pm EST

Fee Per Session
USD $175/Nonmembers
USD $100/DMI Members




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