One of the treats at this past May's IIT Design Research Conference was Bill Lucas, who teaches design and develops curricula for the LUMA Institute, "an educational company dedicated to helping everyone (from K through CEO) learn and apply the practices of Human-Centered Design." In the video, Bill shares vignettes from workshops with corporate clients all the way through high school students and kindergartenersemploying a similar set of processes and emerging with great participant experiences and some inspiring results. Make sure you watch this all the way to the end.
Allan Chochinov is a partner of Core77, a New York-based design network serving a global community of designers and design enthusiasts, and Chair of the new MFA in Products of Design graduate program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Allan lectures around the world and at professional conferences including IDSA, AIGA and IxDA, has been a guest critic at various design schools in including Yale University, IIT, Carnegie Mellon, Ravensbourne, RMIT, University of Minnesota, Emily Carr, and RISD. He has moderated and led workshops and symposia at the Aspen Design Conference, the Rockefeller Center at Bellagio, Compost Modern, and Winterhouse, and is a frequent design competition juror. Prior to Core77, his work in product design focused on the medical, surgical, and diagnostic fields, as well as on consumer products and workplace systems. He has been named on numerous design and utility patents and has received awards from The Art Directors Club, I.D. Magazine, Communication Arts, and The One Club.