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January 25-26: What is Design and What is its Value? Find a summary of this event here.
Explore the value of design in the areas of economic growth, social change, business and environmental challenges, cultural values, and, of course, aesthetics.
May 2-4: The Changing Equation of Power: Design Ideas, Decisions and Realization. Find a summary of this event here.
A new power balance exists between ideas, decision-making, and realization, and the roles and responsibilities for designing and constructing buildings are blurring. We examine how these forces are causing shifts in the way buildings and infrastructure are designed, built, and managed.
May 22-24, 2010: Reimagining Manufacturing: The Technologies Driving the New Industrial Revolution. Find a summary of this event here.
Mass-customization, personal manufacturing, and the Maker movement are transforming manufacturing, and questions are forming about what manufacturing, reimagined, will be, and mean, to business, society, and individuals. Join us on the search for a deeper understanding of this brave new manufacturing world, and help shape this debate with your own perspectives.
August 29-31: The Impact of Social Media on the Art and Science of Design. Find a summary of this event here.
Social media in all its forms—Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, LinkedIn, and a myriad of other digital services —is a big topic and getting bigger every day. We examine the technologies, companies, users, applications, and drivers of change today, and envision their impact on several industries—video game production, consumer product design and fashion design— to better prepare for a social media driven world of the future.