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We have packed a whole lot of content into a single 24-hour window of time. Because this is a virtual event, we are able to offer attendees a tremendous value at an affordable price point.
Purchasing a ticket to IDC 2021 provides you access to this unique virtual experience and top-tier content. This is your opportunity to learn from, and interact with, some of the leading minds in our profession. Events like this are how you make connections that last a lifetime and change your perception of what's possible.
All IDC 2021 content will be recorded and made available for ticket holders, so don't worry about missing something if you can't be awake at 3am :)
Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, IDSA
Assistant Professor Industrial Design
Iowa State University
Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Design at Iowa State University. Her work focuses on the diffusion of design thinking and doing practices in design and non-design-oriented disciplines, with a focus on exploring visualization as a gateway to sketching and creative confidence, as well as design-ability.
She has taught in Germany and the U.S. at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, The Ohio State University, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Drexel University, and Iowa State University. She frequently facilitates workshops on sketchnoting, design thinking, and strategic planning in both academia and industry.
Aziza Cyamani, IDSA
Instructor in Interior Architecture and Industrial Design
Kansas State University
Aziza Cyamani is a multidisciplinary designer with experience in user-centered design, visual communication, product development, and sustainable systems. Her education background includes a bachelor’s degree in Creative Design with a specialization in Media Design from Kigali Institute of Science and Technology and master’s degrees in Industrial Design and Sustainable Environments from Iowa State University.
Aziza currently works as an Instructor at Kansas State University, teaching industrial design studios and visual communication in the department of Interior Architecture and Industrial Design. Her research interests center upon investigating the integration of crosscutting topics in design education, particularly focusing on semantics in regard to objects in diverse cultures, as well as social impacts of post-consumer products. Her passion is using her design skills to create entities that promote equity for all.
Aziza is originally from Kigali, Rwanda. She enjoys storytelling, a practice she grew up around, and enjoys sharing with her students. In her free time, you will find her planning adventures that include thrift shops, nature, food, and dance.