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IDSA EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM

September 13-14, 2022

(RE)CONNECT 

The academic community invites ALL to come together for an IDSA Education Symposium like no other. We say goodbye to just listening and hello to reconnecting with one another face-to-face. We aim to reintroduce students, faculty, professionals, and industry to the playful spirit of design, by disrupting our mundane (virtual) routines with fun, inspiring, and engaging physical and mental activities. We seek to re-establish genuine friendships and re-energize.

(RE)PLAY

Join us to get inspired through stories and play. We aim to recover and uncover knowledge by embracing and addressing our shortcomings and historical blind spots, such as Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Sustainability. We will also celebrate what’s gone right to learn how we can continue on this path.

(RE)FUEL

Get invigorated and inspired through hands-on activities, discourse, and place-based interactions connecting the events with the larger environments and the people within.

(RE)FRAME

Focusing on the future, we will investigate and re-envision industrial design and where we should head as a community of practice. 

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Symposium Emcees

Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness

Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, IDSA

Verena is Associate Professor of Industrial Design at Iowa State University and Education Director and Board Member at IDSA. She has worked both in Germany and the US as an industrial designer with a focus on aviation and transportation design. 

James Rudolph

James Rudolph, IDSA

James is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Notre Dame. James’ work occurs at the intersection of advanced technological breakthroughs and pivotal healthcare challenges. Recent research focuses on integrating human-centered design principles and practices into the culture of healthcare corporations and start-ups. 

Louise Manfredi

Louise Manfredi, PhD, IDSA

Louise is an Assistant Professor of Industrial and Interaction Design at Syracuse University and the director of the Designing Sustainably research lab. Manfredi is also a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce.

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Owen Foster, IDSA

Owen has an extensive background in architecture, landscape, environmental and industrial design. He has worked on projects ranging from small consumer goods to complete green municipal environments. After much success in those endeavors, he found that his calling was being an educator.

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Symposium Schedule

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Part 1 - Tuesday September 13

Morning Mixer
8:00 AM - 8:20 AM

Coffee and networking in the Design Exhibitor Gallery.
 

Welcome Remarks
8:20 AM - 8:30 AM

IDSA's Education Chair (Board of Directors), Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, IDSA welcomes you to IDSA's annual Education Symposium.

Paper Presentations
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Presentations of recent work by:
- Jim Rudolph, IDSA - University of Notre Dame

- June He, IDSA - Drexel University
- Dustin McDermott - Kansas State University

Group Discussion
9:15 AM - 9:40 AM

A facilitated interactive group discussion with audience participation

World Café
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM

Participants rotate through different tables and have interactive conversations led by a facilitator at each table:
- Richard Fry - Brigham Young University
- Fernando Carvalho, PhD - San Francisco State University

- George Chow, IDSA - University of Houston
- Efecem Kutuk, IDSA - Kean University

Workshop
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM

Intro Presentation
Louise Manfredi, PhD, IDSA - Syracuse University

Workshop
Hazal Gumus Ciftci, PhD - Arizona State University

Closing Remarks
11:00 AM

Education Symposium Part 1 Closes

IDC Day 2 Begins
11:15 AM

IDC Emcee, Devin Liddell welcomes you to IDC Day 2
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Part 2 - Wednesday September 14

Morning Mixer
8:00 AM - 8:20 AM

Coffee and networking in the Design Exhibitor Gallery.
 

Welcome Remarks
8:20 AM - 8:30 AM

IDSA's Education Chair (Board of Directors), Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, IDSA welcomes you to IDSA's annual Education Symposium.

Presentation
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

David Richter-O'Connell - University of Wisconsin - Stout

World Café
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Participants rotate through different tables and have interactive conversations lead by a facilitator at each table:
- Mark Evans, PhD, FIDSA - Loughborough University
- Benjamin Bush, IDSA - Auburn University
- Sheng-Hung Lee, IDSA - MIT AgeLab
- Kiersten Muenchinger, IDSA - University of Oregon

Panel Discussion
9:20 AM - 10:00 AM

Moderated by Kayla Roles - Kansas State University

Workshop
9:20 AM - 10:00 AM

Elham Morshedzadeh, PhD, IDSA - University of Houston

WDO + IDSA
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM

World Design Organization + IDSA Education Collaboration

Closing Remarks
11:00 AM

Education Symposium Part 2 Closes

IDSA Programming
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

ClayVon Lowe, IDSA announces the recipients of the 2022 IDSA Awards.
Chris Livaudais, IDSA presents the annual IDSA Membership Meeting and Year in Review.
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Advancing Design Academia

The Industrial Designers Society of America has a long history and commitment to education and the academic community. In fact, education is one of the four pillars of IDSA’s mission and a key component of our Future Vision moving into the next 50 years of success. We are in the business of educating people about design and creating environments for designers to thrive. 

Design education is where creativity and learning are forged to form lifelong habits of acquiring, working with, and transforming knowledge into new ideas and solutions designed to help people live better lives. Design schools, educators, and students are central to this. 

For over 20 years, the IDSA Education Symposium has been a platform for celebrating the very best in design academia. It routinely draws design educators, practitioners, and students from all over the world and helps connect our vast community through knowledge sharing and networking opportunities.