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- Yves Béhar Named Chair of Industrial Design Program at CCA: Yves Béhar, IDSA, founder of fuseproject, has been appointed chair of the industrial design program at California College of the Arts (CCA). His appointment is effective September 1. Béhar succeeds Steven Skov Holt, IDSA, who served as chair from 1995 to 2004 and will remain chair emeritus. For more information, visit /?q=node/1784 and http://www.cca.edu/about/press/view/2005/yvesbehar.
- Teaching Teachers the Best Practices in Design Education: Todd Corlett, IDSA, assistant professor in industrial design at Philadelphia University, will consult with K-12 teachers attending the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum's Summer Design Institute on July 12. Corlett will advise on the teaching of industrial design to K-12 students. For more information, visit /?q=node/1792.
- From the Corrections Department: The corrections department at designBytes world headquarters has been informed of a misprint in a story we aggregated two weeks ago. The Herald of Glasgow in its feature "It rings. But is it art?" mistakenly identified Eero Miettinen as the chief designer for Nokia mobile phones. This is not the case. Miettinen is the design director for the Finland Group. Frank Nuovo, IDSA, is the chief designer of Nokia's mobile phones.
- The Digital Life: Forbes on-line has a feature on Motorola, including an interview with Rudy Krolopp, FIDSA, a former Motorola product designer whose creations include the original DynaTrac phone, which is the world's first handheld cellular phone. http://www.forbes.com/personaltech/2005/06/10/motorola-wireless-cell-phones-cx_ah_0610diglife.html?.
- DesignArts Utah '05 Exhibition: The work of Paul Skaggs, IDSA, associate professor of industrial design at Brigham Young University, will be on exhibition June 17-July 29 at the Rio Gallery in Salt Lake City as part of the Utah Arts Council's annual tribute to design in Utah. For more information, visit http://arts.utah.gov/publicart/designarts__05.html.
- Special Offer for IDSA Members: IDSA members may save on the remaining Spotlight on-line seminars <!--(Webinars! HONK!)-->by purchasing a six month package for only $500. This is a saving of almost $100 off the price of the remaining seminars. Individually, you pay $99 each. For nonmembers, the price is $1,000 for the six-month Spotlight Package and $199 individually. For more information visit /?q=node/813 or call 703.707.6000.
- The Power Of Us: BusinessWeek reports on how mass collaboration on the Internet is changing business. To read more, visit http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_25/b3938601.htm.
- Design Award Row Engulfs Super School: Hilary Cottam and her Design Council "red team" think-tank recently won the UK's Designer of the Year contest, administered by the Design Museum, for the redesign of the Kingsdale school in London. The award includes £25,000 in prize money. This week, however, the winner is being encouraged to hand back her prize money and acknowledge that the team was primarily responsible for the design at Kingsdale. To read more, visit http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1504704,00.html?.
- The Need for Speed: Design instructors want the auto industry to go green, but students are resisting, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. To read more, visit http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/06/08/MNGVND59141.DTL
- Brands & Designers, a China Initiative Exhibition: The first-ever brands and design-centric exhibition in the People's Republic of China will be held from October 25-28 in Shenzhen. More than 700 Chinese and overseas exhibitors are expected to showcase their creative talent and branding expertise at the new Shenzhen convention center. In addition to the exhibition, a double-themed conference will feature more than 50 internationally renowned speakers. The seemingly omnipresent Philippe Starck will be the guest of honor. For more information, email Doris Au at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.bdci2005.org.
- Calgary Architecture and Design Week: The Calgary Architecture and Design Week (CA+D week) is June 24-July 1. The theme this year is Eco-Urban Planning and Design. CA+D week brings the broad design community together with interested members of the public to celebrate the successes, discuss the issues and ultimately promote high standards for the future design of Calgary. For more information, contact Janet Woolgar, events coordinator at email@example.com.
- Summer Camp: The Interaction Design Institute, Ivrea, presents Summer Camp 2005, a chance to learn about creativity, innovation and technology. Ivrea is open to university students and professionals looking for an adventure in the world of technology. First camp is July 17-28, second camp is July 31-August 11. The application form can be found at www.interaction-ivrea.it/en/education/scamp2005/index.asp. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- NeoCon in Chicago This Week: NeoCon®, the annual event for professionals who design, plan or manage commercial interiors is under way in Chicago. Thousands of products and resources for office, hospitality, health care, retail, government, institutional and residential interiors are on display. At the Merchandise Mart from June 13-15. For more information, visit http://www.neocon.com/neocon/.
- Answer the IDSA poll! Visit the buzz at /buzz.htm and answer today's question: Are mobile phones getting too loaded down with extras?
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