The Forums goal is to define, engage, and challenge our community of designers, dealers, builders, and beyond. By re-interpreting the central theme to fit each City Center’s unique perspective, we both unite our Chapter and highlight the differences that make us such a rich and vibrant community. Forums are eligible for CEU credit. To find out which Forum is happening in your City Center next, please visit the calendar of events and join us!
The Forums theme for 2016 was “Design for Humanity”:
Design for Humanity: Well-Building, Biophilia, and LEED
Moderator: Lindsay Baker, President, Building Robotics (now Comfy)
Kings Arena Tour and discussion of its effect on the revitalization of downtown
Design for Humanity: Sheltering Silicon Valley
Moderator: Terry de la Cuesta, Synergy 4 Health, a One Workplace company
Panelists: Claire Wagner, Home First Spokeswoman; Ray Bramson, Division Manager, City of San Jose, Housing Department; Desta Krong, President and Co-Owner of Krong Design; and Yana Roni, Design Strategist, Gensler
Special Guest Speaker: Dave Cortese, County Supervisor, District 3
Human Centered Design: An Exploration of Biophilia and Experience Design
Moderator: Louis Schump, Account Executive, Rapt Studio
Panelists: Joseph White, Director of Workplace Strategy, Design, and Management, Herman Miller; Elizabeth Freer, Principal, Oppenheim Lewis Inc.; and Dido Tsigaridi, Senior Design Experience Researcher, Autodesk
Design for Humanity: The Influence of Art + Design on At-Risk Youth
Moderator: Dave delaChevrotoire, Edelman Leather
Vice President: Jenne Wicht
Assistant Vice President: Meghan Panighetti
Design for Humanity – The Influence of Art + Design on At-Risk YouthAs design professionals, we have a great opportunity and responsibility to our communities to help positively impact the next generation thru our creative work. Join us as we discuss with local artists, designers, educators and youth advocates how our industry can inspire young people struggling with social, economic and educational challenges through integration of art in interior environments.
Human Centered Design – An Exploration of Biophilia and Experience DesignImmersive, life-changing design is all around us; whether we recognize it or not, may just be the difference it takes to be a successful designer. Join us as we explore the many facets of Human Centered Design and the ways in which we craft experiences that impact, influence, and improve the human reality.