Presenter & Panelist at the Industrial Designers Society of America
Next Up: Sustainability After the Trend
IDSA Rhode Island
Thursday, September 25, 2008, 5:30 – 7 pm
Cocktail reception to follow from 7 – 8 pm
I'll be presenting and participating in a panel discussion at the upcoming IDSA conference in Providence, titled Next Up: Sustainability After the Trend. Other presenters include Meaghan O'Neal, the founding editor of TreeHugger and the editor for Planet Green. TreeHugger is the leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream, and Planet Green is the first and only 24-hour eco-lifestyle television network. Also presenting is Emily Pilloton, the founder of Project H Design, a charitable non-profit organization focused on humanitarian product design solutions. There will also be a materials Petting Zoo, provided by Ecolect, the world's most comprehensive database of environmentally friendly materials.
My colleague Sean Brennan and I will present Colorblind, a recent project we worked on together at Continuum. The project goal was to understand how people think and feel about the environment, so that our clients, other companies, and designers at large can help consumers make more green choices by communicating appropriately through design. Go to the website to learn more about the project and our findings.