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The Future Is…

An International Conference

The Industrial Designer’s Society of America presents “The Future Is…”

The Future Is…
An International Conference & Education Symposium
Eastman/IDSA Education Symposium

Date 15-18 August, 2012
Paper & Poster Presentation: Aug 15, 5:30-6:30pm
Location The Westin Boston Waterfront
425 Summer Street
Boston, MA

Brooks will be presenting his latest paper about design education called “Think Pieces (or WWLGD?)”.

Think Pieces will explore the relationship between big ideas in education and how the process of design can be taught by one single, simple, intellectual question: What Would Lady Gaga Do? (WWLGD?) Think Pieces will show how thinking big can both inspire and transform design education. The process of design has many faces, but when you approach a project by asking that one thought provoking question, “What Would Lady Gaga Do?” you get results that tap into your imagination, push boundaries, challenge existing norms and inspire unadulterated creativity with a real life direct connection to entrepreneurial business. Ideas can change everything. Learning, Thinking + Education = new ways to impact the business of design (i.e. the future).

The Future Is…
754+ Anticipated Attendees
111 Speakers
54 Cutting-Edge Breakouts
41 Edu. Symposium Sessions
16 Inspiring Keynotes
15 Rockin’ Off Sites
5 Focused Tracks
4 Amazing Days

About IDSA The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is the world’s oldest, largest, member-driven society for product design, industrial design, interaction design, human factors, ergonomics, design research, design management, universal design and related design fields. IDSA organizes the renowned International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) competition annually; hosts the International Design Conference and five regional conferences each year; and publishes Innovation, a quarterly on design, and designBytes, a weekly e-newsletter highlighting the latest headlines in the design world. IDSA’s charitable arm, the Design Foundation, supports the dissemination of undergraduate scholarships annually to further industrial design education.


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