2011-2013 ICSID Executive Board Annouced

November 9, 2011
Icsid, International

The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) announced the new slate of Executive Board of Directors for the 2011-2013 term, and Michelle Berryman is on it! Congratulations Michelle! Read the full story here.

Next stop, dissertation!

September 21, 2011
Design, Personal

Congratulations to Echo’s Vicki Haberman, in finishing step four out of five on her way to a PhD at Georgia Tech, officially becoming a Candidate last week! Vicki has been looking at design considerations for improving the mobile phone user experience through device customizations, specifically missing opportunities in ensuring meaningful and memorable experiences by individuals diverse in age and ability.

Straight Talk On American Design

September 21, 2011
Design, Quote

Michelle was quoted by Fast Company for the story Straight Talk On American Design. Check out her quote as well as other interesting quotes from American designers.

Remote Monitoring & Automation Conference

September 20, 2011
Conference, Presentation, Speaker

Dover Fluid Management will be hosting a Remote Monitoring & Automation Conference in Nashville, TN, on September 20-22, 2011. This event will be held in conjunction with the Remote 2011 Monitoring & Control Conference and Expo, focusing on technology and innovation in multiple industries including utilities, infrastructure, power, oil and gas, telecom, industrial, water and public utilities, agriculture, remote networks and facilities management. Michelle Berryman will be delivering a presentation to Dover executives titled “Technology Isn’t Seductive. The Experience Should Be.” The presentation will introduce user experience design as a value driver that increases market share, reduces customer support needs and builds brand equity with users.

UX Design in a Surgical Environment

September 6, 2011
Conference, International, Presentation, Speaker

Slides for Vicki & Michelle’s UX Australia presentation are now posted. Audio will be forthcoming from the event organizers in a few days. Until then, enjoy the visuals.

UX Australia 2011

April 27, 2011
Conference, International, Speaker

Congratulations to Vicki Haberman and Michelle Berryman for being selected as speakers at the UX Australia conference in Sydney in August. They will be presenting, User Experience Design in a Surgical Environment, in which they will discuss and identify many of the challenges they have encountered while working in this environment as researchers and designers. They will offer practical advice, interesting visuals and an engaging story or two as well. Finally, they will explain why they believe this is the most exciting and meaningful arena for a user experience designer.

IDEA 2011

April 9, 2011
Awards, Design, IDSA, International

Earlier this month, Michelle Berryman was honored to participate on the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA®) jury at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Started in 1980 by The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), IDEA® fosters business and public understanding about the impact of design excellence on quality of life and the economy. While the IDEA® program is considered the preeminent design competition in the United States, its scope and influence reach far beyond U.S. boundaries.


This year’s internationally diverse jury of 15 men and 5 women, chaired by Davin Stowell, Founder and CEO of Smart Design, reviewed over 1,900 entries in 17 categories. Michelle juried entries in packaging and student work.


Winners will be announced soon and will be honored at this year’s IDSA international conference in September in New Orleans, Louisiana.