Responsible Designing in Warsaw, Poland

February 21, 2012
Conference, International, Panelist, Speaker

Michelle Berryman will be a speaker and panel moderator on the subject of “Responsible Designing” at the International Conference on Innovation and Creativity of Women for Economic Development – Designing Quality of Life in a Modern Economy in Warsaw, Poland, March 22-23, 2012. The event is organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland (PPO), the Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM) and the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The conference will be the fifth event of a series of annual conferences on Women’s Contribution to Innovation and Creativity. The conference will address the following topics:
• Promote innovation, creativity and intellectual property (IP) as a power tool for economic development amongst women;
• Promote the innovative and creative work of women in science and business;
• Raise awareness among the targeted group on IP-related issues and industrial design;
• Promote the active use of the IP system, in particular the Hague system for the protection of industrial designs.

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.

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.

Design Turkey 2010 – Responsible Design Conference

December 14, 2010
Conference, International, Speaker

As part of the Design Turkey 2010 event in Istanbul, Michelle Berryman spoke at a conference on Responsible Design. The conference goal was to discuss and celebrate the “benefits of design for society” and “the social responsibility of designers.” Michelle’s presentation, Five Tenets of Responsible Design in the Digital Domain, discussed the mandate designers have in the digital realm to embrace different perspectives, create opportunities for users, encourage engagement, protect user privacy and, above all else, enable delightful experiences.

Design Turkey 2010 – Industrial Design Awards

December 14, 2010
Awards, International, Jury

In December 2010, Michelle Berryman participated as a juror for the Design Turkey Industrial Design Awards in Istanbul, Turkey. The awards program is a design evaluation system organized with the collaboration of the Turkish Undersecretariate for Foreign Trade (DTM), the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) and the Industrial Designers Society of Turkey (ETMK), within the framework of the TURQUALITY® program. The program emphasizes the benefits good design brings to both society and industry in Turkey by rewarding design excellence that respects user needs and provides value and competitive advantage in the marketplace.

MOB Design Conference

October 13, 2010
Awards, Conference, Design, International

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.

Michelle Berryman Elected to Icsid Executive Board

December 2, 2009
Honor, Icsid, International

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!

International Digital Design Congress 2009

July 30, 2009
Design, International

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.