LIVING AT THE INTERSECTION WHERE CREATIVITY, TECHNOLOGY AND CURIOUS MINDS MEET

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IXD is a community driven event series, that lives at the intersection where people, design and the creative use of technology meet. We introduce todays thought leaders to those with questioning minds, inspiring conversation and new ideas, ideas that go on to create positive disruption and industry change in tomorrow's world.
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The Autodesk Gallery
SAN FRANCISCO
We held our first IXD event in January 2015 at the always inspiring Autodesk Gallery in downtown San Francisco.
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August Lock + Fuse Project
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about Yves Behar 
Yves Béhar is a Swiss designer, entrepreneur, and sustainability advocate. He is the founder and principal designer of Fuseproject, an award-winning industrial design and brand development firm. Béhar is also Chief Creative Officer of the wearable technology company Jawbone, and Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of August, a Smart Lock maker.

Béhar's design work emphasizes the integration of commercial products with sustainability and social good. In 2011, the Conde Nast Innovation and Design Awards recognized him as Designer of the Year. His clients have included Herman Miller, PUMA, MINI, See Better to Learn Better, General Electric, Swarovski, Samsung, Jimmyjane, and Prada.
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Good design really accelerates the adoption of new ideas
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John Maeda (born 1966) is a Japanese-American graphic designer, computer scientist, academic, and author. His work in design, technology and leadership explores the area where the fields merge. He was the President of the Rhode Island School of Design from 2008 to 2013. He is currently a Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Maeda was originally a software engineering student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, when he became fascinated with the work of Paul Rand and Muriel Cooper. Cooper was a director of MIT's Visual Language Workshop. After completing his bachelors and masters degrees at MIT, Maeda studied in Japan at Tsukuba University's Institute of Art and Design to complete his Ph.D. in design.

As an artist, Maeda’s early work redefined the use of electronic media as a tool for expression by combining computer programming with traditional artistic technique, laying the groundwork for the interactive motion graphics that are taken for granted on the web today. He has exhibited in one-man shows in London, New York and Paris. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Cartier Foundation in Paris.
KLEINER PERKINS CAUFIELD BYERS
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about John Maeda
John Maeda is a Japanese-American graphic designer, computer scientist, academic, and author. His work in design, technology and leadership explores the area where the fields merge. He was the President of the Rhode Island School of Design from 2008 to 2013. He is currently a Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

As an artist, Maeda’s early work redefined the use of electronic media as a tool for expression by combining computer programming with traditional artistic technique, laying the groundwork for the interactive motion graphics that are taken for granted on the web today. 
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DESIGN IS ONLY RELEVANT AT CERTAIN TIMES
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John Maeda (born 1966) is a Japanese-American graphic designer, computer scientist, academic, and author. His work in design, technology and leadership explores the area where the fields merge. He was the President of the Rhode Island School of Design from 2008 to 2013. He is currently a Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Maeda was originally a software engineering student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, when he became fascinated with the work of Paul Rand and Muriel Cooper. Cooper was a director of MIT's Visual Language Workshop. After completing his bachelors and masters degrees at MIT, Maeda studied in Japan at Tsukuba University's Institute of Art and Design to complete his Ph.D. in design.

As an artist, Maeda’s early work redefined the use of electronic media as a tool for expression by combining computer programming with traditional artistic technique, laying the groundwork for the interactive motion graphics that are taken for granted on the web today. He has exhibited in one-man shows in London, New York and Paris. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Cartier Foundation in Paris.
ELIO MOTORS
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about Paul Elio
With over 18 years of engineering and executive management experience, Paul Elio has spent much of his time in the automotive space focused on technology development. Holding numerous patents related to mechanisms, Mr. Elio began his career at Johnson Controls, the global diversified technology and industrial leader, and was a founding partner of ESG Engineering, the company that became known for quickly moving ideas from concept to reality. One of ESG’s key projects was the three-wheeled vehicle now known as the Elio.

In 2008, many industry changes were quickly happening, and since ESG Engineering’s business was based primarily on new product development the company struggled to survive. Upon realizing the vast potential of the Elio, Paul created Elio Motors and began the process of fighting the challenges associated with starting a new transportation company. Adhering to four tenets throughout the development process ensured a high quality product.
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WHAT CAN WE DO TO INNOVATE THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE?
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John Maeda (born 1966) is a Japanese-American graphic designer, computer scientist, academic, and author. His work in design, technology and leadership explores the area where the fields merge. He was the President of the Rhode Island School of Design from 2008 to 2013. He is currently a Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Maeda was originally a software engineering student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, when he became fascinated with the work of Paul Rand and Muriel Cooper. Cooper was a director of MIT's Visual Language Workshop. After completing his bachelors and masters degrees at MIT, Maeda studied in Japan at Tsukuba University's Institute of Art and Design to complete his Ph.D. in design.

As an artist, Maeda’s early work redefined the use of electronic media as a tool for expression by combining computer programming with traditional artistic technique, laying the groundwork for the interactive motion graphics that are taken for granted on the web today. He has exhibited in one-man shows in London, New York and Paris. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Cartier Foundation in Paris.
STANFORD D.SCHOOL
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about Justin Ferrell
A career journalist specializing in design and organizational change, Justin worked for the last seven years at The Washington Post, most recently as the director of digital, mobile & new product design. A prolific storyteller, Justin has designed several award-winning projects — including the investigation “Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency,” winner of the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.

In 2012, Justin Ferrell joined the Institute of Design at Stanford (aka “the d.school”) to design and direct its fellowship program, a creative leadership accelerator for restless experts who want to transform their industries. He teaches graduate courses in design thinking, creativity and organization design. He also teaches executives at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and his consulting clients have included Hewlett-Packard, IDEO and Citi Ventures. He has led many innovation workshops, including sessions for Colgate, Facebook, Google, Humana, Infosys, Knight Foundation, SAP, The United Nations, the U.S. Department of State and the World Economic Forum.

Béhar's design work emphasizes the integration of commercial products with sustainability and social good. In 2011, the Conde Nast Innovation and Design Awards recognized him as Designer of the Year. His clients have included Herman Miller, PUMA, MINI, See Better to Learn Better, General Electric, Swarovski, Samsung, Jimmyjane, and Prada.
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TO CREATE SOMETHING UNIQUE OR INNOVATIVE,
IT STARTS BY DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENT
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John Maeda (born 1966) is a Japanese-American graphic designer, computer scientist, academic, and author. His work in design, technology and leadership explores the area where the fields merge. He was the President of the Rhode Island School of Design from 2008 to 2013. He is currently a Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Maeda was originally a software engineering student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, when he became fascinated with the work of Paul Rand and Muriel Cooper. Cooper was a director of MIT's Visual Language Workshop. After completing his bachelors and masters degrees at MIT, Maeda studied in Japan at Tsukuba University's Institute of Art and Design to complete his Ph.D. in design.

As an artist, Maeda’s early work redefined the use of electronic media as a tool for expression by combining computer programming with traditional artistic technique, laying the groundwork for the interactive motion graphics that are taken for granted on the web today. He has exhibited in one-man shows in London, New York and Paris. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Cartier Foundation in Paris.
John Maeda (born 1966) is a Japanese-American graphic designer, computer scientist, academic, and author. His work in design, technology and leadership explores the area where the fields merge. He was the President of the Rhode Island School of Design from 2008 to 2013. He is currently a Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Maeda was originally a software engineering student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, when he became fascinated with the work of Paul Rand and Muriel Cooper. Cooper was a director of MIT's Visual Language Workshop. After completing his bachelors and masters degrees at MIT, Maeda studied in Japan at Tsukuba University's Institute of Art and Design to complete his Ph.D. in design.

As an artist, Maeda’s early work redefined the use of electronic media as a tool for expression by combining computer programming with traditional artistic technique, laying the groundwork for the interactive motion graphics that are taken for granted on the web today. He has exhibited in one-man shows in London, New York and Paris. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Cartier Foundation in Paris.
AUTODESK
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about Taylor Milsal
Taylor serves in a marketing and strategic partnerships role for Autodesk Research. She is a founding partner at San Francisco based innovation practice, Now Labs. Taylor is an Advisory Board Member for MetaMed and serves as a mentor for the Thiel Fellowship and Founder Institute. She is working to create a center for science and innovation in San Francisco. She is also an investor in early stage biotech companies. In her seven years in commercial real estate, Taylor closed over $500M in transactions. Previously, she was founder and CEO of Zephyr, a mechanical engineering and design firm, with clients including Apple and HP.

Taylor co-founded and produced the first TEDx, and LoveSpring. She is active in TED and Summit Series communities. Her hobby is collecting the world’s brightest people around a dinner table to share ideas.
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THERE’S A REALLY INTERESTING INTERSECTION BETWEEN LIFE SCIENCES AND MATERIAL SCIENCES
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John Maeda (born 1966) is a Japanese-American graphic designer, computer scientist, academic, and author. His work in design, technology and leadership explores the area where the fields merge. He was the President of the Rhode Island School of Design from 2008 to 2013. He is currently a Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Maeda was originally a software engineering student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, when he became fascinated with the work of Paul Rand and Muriel Cooper. Cooper was a director of MIT's Visual Language Workshop. After completing his bachelors and masters degrees at MIT, Maeda studied in Japan at Tsukuba University's Institute of Art and Design to complete his Ph.D. in design.

As an artist, Maeda’s early work redefined the use of electronic media as a tool for expression by combining computer programming with traditional artistic technique, laying the groundwork for the interactive motion graphics that are taken for granted on the web today. He has exhibited in one-man shows in London, New York and Paris. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Cartier Foundation in Paris.
IXONOS
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about Sami Paihonen
Sami Paihonen is a global design leader with 15 years of experience on mobile, digital and service design. He has worked in the past with Nokia and Samsung, witnessing the rapid rise of both companies into world leading powerhouses of mobile telecommunications.

Currently, he is working for Ixonos, a creative technology company listed in the Finland stock exchange. His responsibilities include leading the company’s Global User Experience Design Business unit through its design studios, serving as a member of the Group Management Team and acting as Head of Region, USA.
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THE DESIGN OF THINGS THAT ARE NOT VISIBLE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE DESIGN OF THINGS THAT ARE VISIBLE
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John Maeda (born 1966) is a Japanese-American graphic designer, computer scientist, academic, and author. His work in design, technology and leadership explores the area where the fields merge. He was the President of the Rhode Island School of Design from 2008 to 2013. He is currently a Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Maeda was originally a software engineering student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, when he became fascinated with the work of Paul Rand and Muriel Cooper. Cooper was a director of MIT's Visual Language Workshop. After completing his bachelors and masters degrees at MIT, Maeda studied in Japan at Tsukuba University's Institute of Art and Design to complete his Ph.D. in design.

As an artist, Maeda’s early work redefined the use of electronic media as a tool for expression by combining computer programming with traditional artistic technique, laying the groundwork for the interactive motion graphics that are taken for granted on the web today. He has exhibited in one-man shows in London, New York and Paris. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Cartier Foundation in Paris.

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