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.

Fellow Michelle

August 11, 2010
Honor, IDSA

On August 5, Michelle Berryman was inducted as a Fellow in the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). Fellowship in the Society is considered the highest honor granted to members of IDSA and may be conferred upon Members in good standing who have earned the special respect and affection of the membership through distinguished service to the Society and to the profession as a whole. Congratulations Michelle!

IDEA 2010

February 12, 2010
Awards, Design, IDSA, Panelist

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.

’30 Under 30′

June 8, 2008
Community, Design, IDSA

The Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine has named Fredo Aponte one of their ’30 Under 30′ for his work with Atlanta Pecha Kucha. A summa cum laude graduate of Georgia Tech, past president of the student chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America, 2007 IDSA National Student Merit Award winner for the southern district and EchoViz designer, Fredo is a great ambassador for Georgia Tech and EchoViz. Mark your calendars: The next edition of Atlanta Pecha Kucha will be September 21st at Octane Coffee Bar.

“East-West Connection Panel”

October 18, 2007
Design, IDSA, Panelist

Michelle Berryman participated in an “East-West Connection” panel discussion at the IDSA/Icsid Connecting ’07 World Design Congress in San Francisco.

The panel discussed the service and communication models necessary in face of globalization, and how design firms provide values to help their global clients in creating differentiation.

The forum encompassed new design approaches and local anecdotes in search of the best-practice design solutions. In addition, the future trend of global cooperation network was explored.

ID@GT Fall 2007 Lecture Series

October 10, 2007
Design, IDSA, Speaker

IDSA president and Echo Visualization founding principal Michelle Berryman, as part of the ID@GT Fall 2007 Lecture Series, presented a lecture on Women in Design Leadership at the Van Leer Building Auditorium of Georgia Tech. The ID@GT Lecture series is sponsored by the IDSA Atlanta Chapter and the Industrial Design Program in the College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Trends in Interaction Design Podcast

November 27, 2006
Design, IDSA, Presentation

Michelle Berryman was recently interviewed by IDSA and Businessweek Magazine for a new podcast series called ‘Making Innovation Work – Corporate Creativity in Action’. The interview was released on the Businessweek site and via iTunes on Thanksgiving Day. Michelle spoke on interaction design and trends in the field. Of course, there is also some discussion about EchoViz and the type of work we do. The podcast is called ‘Trends in Interaction Design‘. Check it out!

IDSA President

October 30, 2006
Honor, IDSA

EchoViz principal Michelle Berryman has been elected president of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).

SEEdesign Bulletin Interview

April 10, 2006
IDSA, Interview

The March 2006 issue of the SEEdesign Bulletin features an interview with Michelle Berryman, EchoViz Principal and Executive Vice-President of IDSA. In the article, Michelle discusses IDSA’s influence at national and international levels.