DMI APPOINTS NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS

25 October 2006
Boston (United States) - The DMI Board of Directors has approved the nomination of Professor Dr. Rachel Cooper from Lancaster University in England to join the DMI Research Advisory Council, and David Griffiths from London, and Maureen Thurston from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, to join the DMI Advisory Council.
Boston (United States) - The DMI Board of Directors has approved the nomination of Professor Dr. Rachel Cooper from Lancaster University in England to join the DMI Research Advisory Council, and David Griffiths from London, and Maureen Thurston from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, to join the DMI Advisory Council.

Professor Rachel Cooper is the head of the Creative Arts Department at Lancaster University, one of the leading business schools in the UK. Dr. Cooper has been undertaking design research for the past twenty years, and written over 100 papers, six books, was Founding Chair of the European Academy of Design, and is also Founding Editor of The Design Journal. Her research interests cover design management; design policy; new product development; design in the built environment; urban regeneration; design against crime and socially responsible design. She will help advise DMI on its research programs.

David Griffiths has a commercial background in design management and is a contributor to design education and professional practice issues. During the past 14 years he has contributed to many design management degree programmes as lecturer, external examiner and course advisor, including the pioneering MBA in Design Management degree program at the University of Westminster in London. He is presently an advisor to several universities in India to help develop the emerging role of design management
education in India.

Maureen Thurston is an accomplished author, international lecturer, and a Professor of Design Management at Art Center College of Design. Thurston is also Principal and Founder of ACCESS International, the first brokerage for design and development in the United States. Her clients include 3M, BMW and HP, among others.

With these appointments, DMI will further develop its 2006-2007 research agenda; which consists of design and design management competency, valuation, and futures. With 1,400 members in 44 countries, DMI is the international authority, resource and advocate on design management, and a thought leader in the areas of design management, design strategy and design leadership.



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