Michelle Berryman Elected to Icsid Executive Board
The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) Executive Board of Directors for the 2009-2011 term was announced at the close of the Icsid General Assembly on 27 November 2009 in Singapore. The biennial election was the highlight of a week-long Icsid World Design Congress and General Assembly. 15 nominations from around the world were received for the nine board vacancies with EchoViz Principal, Michelle Berryman, among the nine elected!
EchoViz Adopts The Designers Accord
EchoViz is proud to join the Designers Accord, a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders, working together to create positive environmental and social impact. We have formally adopted the principles of the Designers Accord and will be working to educate our team, our strategic partners and our clients on the benefits of designing sustainable products and services. Additionally, we look forward to contributing to the growing body of knowledge around sustainable practice.
Australian International Design Awards Yearbook
Principal Michelle Berryman participated on the jury for the Australian International Design Awards, highlighting the outstanding work of Australian designers and products available in the Australian market. The results of this year’s awards can be seen in the Australian Design Awards Yearbook, which is now online, and can be viewed here.
International Digital Design Congress 2009
The Korea Digital Design Council has invited Michelle Berryman, IDSA to be a member of the organizing committee for the International Digital Design Congress 2009 (IDDCo 2009), which will take place November 12-14 at the Design Center Busan and BEXCO in Busan, Korea. The theme for IDDCo 2009 is ‘Digital Energy: Time, Zero, Energy, and Principle’. The concept of the conference is based on the “Yin Yang Wu Xing” philosophy of East Asia. “Yin and Yang” are used to describe how seemingly disjointed or opposing forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world, giving rise to each other in turn. “Wu Xing” refers to the five truthful ways the fundamentals operate in the universe. Thus, “Yin Yang Wu Xing” reflects all philosophy of East Asia. Within this framework, IDDCo 2009 is eager to communicate with melted mutual energy and rational principle between designers, creating together, a new hope for the future of Digital Design.
Australian International Design Awards
Michelle Berryman has been quoted by the TAXI Design Network in reference to her recent jury participation in the 2009 Australian International Design Awards in Sydney. The presentation for the awards will occur on May 29 in Melbourne.
Horizon Interactive Award
Echo Visualization wins again! Echo has won another Horizon Interactive award. This time the award is for the Cooper Lighting McGraw-Edison Talon Fixture Configurator in the Business to Business category. The award is for outstanding achievement among interactive media producers.
In the News
Alfredo Aponte was recently interviewed by Intelligent Life, a quarterly magazine from The Economist, for his involvement with Atlanta Pecha Kucha. The article, “Pecha Kucha”: Doing the Electric Slide, discussed how he connects with other designers to talk and share ideas.