2012 Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards
The 2012 Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards have been announced. Michelle Berryman juried the awards in March. The National Design Awards were conceived by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to honor lasting achievement in American design. The Awards are bestowed in recognition of excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life. Meet the 2012 Winners.
Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt Museum’s National Design Awards Program
Michelle Berryman has been invited to serve as a juror for the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt Museum’s National Design Awards Program, March 12–13, 2012. The National Design Awards were conceived in 1997 by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to honor lasting achievement in American design. The Awards are bestowed in recognition of excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life. First launched at the White House in 2000 as an official project of the White House Millennium Council, the annual Awards program celebrates design in various disciplines as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world, and seeks to increase national awareness of the impact of design through education initiatives. More information about the National Design Awards can be found here: http://www.cooperhewitt.org/nda.
Next stop, dissertation!
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
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.
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.
MOB Design Conference
In August 2010, Michelle Berryman participated in the 2nd International Conference MOB Design — Mobilization Object Brazil — promoted by Objeto Brasil, with the support of APEX-Brazil, at the Teatro Frei Mug, in Sao Paulo. The conference addressed the design of a new point of view: the intangible, with presentations on trends, inspiration, transcendence, design by gender, sustainability and creative city programs. Michelle also participated in the idea/Brazil awards program during her visit.
How do we encourage more females to become industrial designers?
Michelle was quoted in the article “Women in Industrial Design: Where My Ladies At?” now online at Good.is.
Shelton Joins EchoViz
EchoViz has added Shelton Davis to the team as an Experience Designer. His abilities include User Experience Design, Interactive Prototyping and Information Architecture. Please help us welcome Shelton!
Michelle Berryman to speak at the TEDxCreativeCoast
Michelle Berryman will speak at the TEDxCreativeCoast, to be held June 18, 2010 from 9:00am – 6:00pm at Meddin Studios in Savannah, Georgia. The theme this year is Designing Creativity.
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event.
Michelle’s presentation, “Where there’s a will . . . !”, will discuss the myriad of ways people and nature use design thinking and creativity to overcome obstacles and achieve meaningful results.
On February 9, Fast Company magazine announced the jury selection for the 2010 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA®). The internationally diverse jury of 10 men and 8 women, chaired by John Barratt, president and CEO of Teague, will include Michelle Berryman of EchoViz. Sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the IDEA® program is the premier international competition honoring design excellence in products, ecodesign, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concepts. Michelle will be judging entries in the categories for environments and interactive product experiences. Judging will take place in April at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, with winners announced in the July/August issue of Fast Company magazine. Winners will be honored at this year’s IDSA international conference, held from August 5 to 7 in Portland, Oregon.