Design and business in a global economy

Janet Abrams (Design Institute) moderates the Design and Business in a Global Economy panel, exploring the changing nature of design in a globally networked economy. John Christakos, chief executive of BLU DOT, the furniture design and manufacturing company; Jeff Carter, senior designer, Home Decor-Furniture, at Target; and Rob Dewey, senior experience strategist at Popular Front, a leading interactive design studio, will offer insights into the challenges and excitement of designing for diverse cultures, building relationships with suppliers and fabricators around the world, and keeping ahead of the curve in a YouTube era. They will present examples from their portfolio of recent design projects, outline the five leading trends shaping their businesses and day-to-day design activities, and share their experiences of building teams and managing creative personnel within large and small organizations.

The panel takes place on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Carlson School of Management's Honeywell Auditorium.


Is this event open to the public?

It would be interesting to see what common basic design patterns are present among all cultures, and how they alter these depending upon their beliefs.