Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Bill Moggridge to speak at IDEAS Forum

World famous designer, Bill Moggridge (left), will talk to participants at the IDEAS Forum being held at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, April 13, 2010.

In January 2010 William Moggridge was named new Director of the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York, to be effective March 2010. Moggridge, a British industrial and interaction designer, is co-founder of the Silicon Valley-based design firm IDEO. He helped design what was arguably the first laptop computer, the GRiD Compass. As well as being a Royal Designer for Industry since 1988, he was honored with the lifetime achievement award at the National Design Awards at the White House in 2009.

Moggridge is the author of Designing Interactions, which was published in October 2006 and named one of the 10 Best Innovation and Design Books of 2006 by BusinessWeek magazine. He has also been involved in design education internationally; he has taught at the Royal College of Art, the London Business School and Stanford University, and sits on the board at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design.

The IDEAS Forum is organized by the International Design Education Alliance for Schools (IDEAS) to kick off 2020 Vision: The Decade of Design Education in Schools, 2010-2020. Participants will be developing position papers and policies relating to Design Education Policies, Teacher Preparation, and Student Support for design education as part of regular instruction by qualified teachers in K-12 schools.

Contact Robin Vande Zande (rvandeza@kent.edu) or Martin Rayala (Rayala@Kutztown.edu) for more information about the IDEAS Forum.

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