THE POST-INDUSTRIAL ECONOMY: DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY & PROFIT
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.
12 September, 1pm EST
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