Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Amazing, Incredible, Unbelievable History of Silicon Valley Design
Don't miss out! Join us for esteemed professor and Bay Area design historian Barry Katz as he presents "The Amazing, Incredible, Unbelievable History of Silicon Valley Design".
After decades of obscurity, design leaders today can be seen addressing Fortune 500 CEO's at TED and mingling with heads of state at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Barry's presentation will describe the formation of a professional design practice in Silicon Valley, the transformations it has undergone over the course of its 60 year history, and its astonishing rise to world prominence. In today's business environment sound engineering is merely the price of admission to the market; it is increasingly recognized that a product must exhibit good, and even outstanding design if it is to compete.

Barry Katz is Professor of Industrial and Interaction and Design at the California College of the Arts, Consulting Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, and Fellow at IDEO, the global design consultancy. He has been editor of the Design Book Review and his writings on the history and philosophy of design have appeared in many academic, professional, and popular journals. His most recent books are Change By Design (with Tim Brown), NONOBJECT (with Branko Lukic), and Ecosystem of Innovation: The History of Silicon Valley Design (to be published by the MIT Press).
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Date & Time:
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Mingling @ 6pm, Lecture @ 7pm, Conclusion @ 9pm
Hors d'oeuvres and beverages are included

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.
Tickets are $20 per person ($10 for the first 10 IDSA members that sign-up).
Tickets at the door are $40 per person.

Wharton | San Francisco
2 Harrison Street, Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Thursday, April 18, 2013

We are pleased to announce Bike+Design, a three part series highlighting the history, innovation, and design of Bay Area bicycle culture. Curated by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA SF) in collaboration with California College of the Arts (CCA), events will be held over the course of three months at Coalesse Design Center, beginning May 8, 2013.

From the city's hills to the shoreline trails, a vibrant history of bicycle culture has grown out of the terrain of the Bay Area.
Mountain biking was created and perfected on the trails of Mount Tam. Industries have sprung up around these and other developments. The innovation continues today in both mass-market and bespoke cycles. Master frame builders continue to push the envelopes of technology, craft, and form. In this talk, they will discuss their provenance, craft, and details.

Steve Potts | Steve Potts Bikes
Paul Sadoff | Rock Lobster Cycles
Jeremy Sycip | Sycip Bikes
Curtis Inglis | Retrotec Bikes
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Date & Time:

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Coalesse Design Center
660 3rd Street, Suite #100
San Francisco, CA 94107

The BIKE+DESIGN series will revolve around themes of the history and legacy of bicycle culture; material, form, and technical advancements; and branding and contemporary design concerns. The purpose of these lectures is to bring together disparate populations to celebrate the innovation and legacy of SF bike culture. The speakers span diverse experiences and subjects, including the titans, who have defined and changed the industry, and the challengers and start-ups, who bring unique innovations to the craft.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Design Means Business | Trish Powell & Rich Radka, March 12th

The Emergence of Value Exchange Networks

On Tuesday, March 12 2013 at Wharton | San Francisco, Rich Radka and Trish Powell will present “The Emergence of Value Exchange Networks,” a case study about using design thinking to help traditional product-focused enterprises transform into nimble business networks fueled by participatory innovation that are also more responsive, and provide greater flexibility.
We are quickly shifting from an era in which companies created and delivered monolithic offerings to passive consumers, to an era in which services exist as networks of value co-creation. In this new landscape, lines separating consumer and company are dissolving, and companies are acting as enablers of value creation, discovery, and exchange rather than solely as creators and distributors. It is a strategic shift that completely rewrites vision, strategy, offers, and operations, and it enables business transformation. From a design perspective it means service design must evolve into networked business design.
In this session, Rich and Trish will share tools for rethinking your business in a world where everyone is connected and consumers can also be collaborators.

Trish Powell – Principal Design Strategist, Intuit
Rich Radka – Partner, Claro Partners

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Date & Time:

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.
Tickets are $20 per person ($10 for the first 10 IDSA members that sign-up).
Tickets at the door are $40 per person.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Mingling @ 6pm, Lecture @ 7pm, Conclusion @ 9pm
Hors d'oeuvres and beverages are included

Wharton | San Francisco
2 Harrison Street, Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Bay Area's Best 2012 photos
The IDSA SF would like to thank everyone who came out to Bay Area's Best 2012. The party was bigger and better than ever and we have the photos to prove it! Link to photo booth photos below. Also check out or FB page IDSASF for additional party photos. We hope everyone had a great time!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Bay Area's Best 2012

On 12|12|12 IDSA SF will take over Arkitektura to ring in the holidays and celebrate another wonderful year in design. Join us for drinks, dancing and food to toast this year's IDEA winners and all the amazing designs the Bay Area created in 2012. Tickets are only $12 for IDSA Members and Students, $15 for General Attendance and free for Studio Sponsors. Admission includes open bar, hor d'oeuvres, music and dancing along with a fun photobooth that's sure to delight.
This year's Bay Area's Best is larger than ever. The main celebration will feature a curated selection of Bay Area designed and produced products: from kick starters to hip companies right in our backyard. Bookending the event are two days of inspiring design talks as 'Designers Talk Shop' about their work and some of the newest and coolest the Bay has to offer.
-Bay Area's Best Celebration
          (December 12th, 7-11pm : Ticketed)
-Designers Talk Shop
          (December 11th and 13th, 6-7:30pm : Free, details below)
-Based in the Bay Curated Show
          (December 11th to 15th : Free, details below)
Tickets for the December 12th celebration are on sale now!
*All tickets include food and drink. Age 21+ only. RSVP required.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
7pm to 11pm
560 Ninth St.
San Francisco
Bay Area’s Best 2012 will be hosted by Arkitektura, a premier modern furniture and lighting showroom located in San Francisco’s SOMA district.

Bay Area's Best is more than just a party. Come join us for two nights of inspiring talks given by local designers. Designers Talk Shop will bookend the celebration on 12|12|12. From kick starters to hip companies right in our backyard, the talks will cover topics ranging from design process to the business behind the design.
Tuesday 12|11 from 6pm to 7:30pm (please RSVP)
-Faraday Bikes
-Oru Kayak
Thursday 12|13 from 6pm to 7:30pm (please RSVP)
-Bespoke Innovations
-Pablo Designs

 Based in the Bay
This year's Bay Area's Best celebration will feature a curated selection of Bay Area designed and produced products; kick starters to hip companies right in our backyard. The show will be hosted at Arkitektura from 12|11 - 12|15, so stop in and get inspired!
(more to be announced soon)

 We extend a special thanks to our sponsors for this event. Thank You!
Sunglass, Design & Thinking, Taiwan Design Center, Arkitektura's Design Assembly.

We would also like to thank our studio sponsors for their generous support of the IDSA SF and the Bay Area's Best 2012.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Design & Thinking Documentary + Panel Discussion (Oct. 3)

Design & Thinking Documentary + Discussion at California College of the Arts.

The IDSA in conjunction with Taepai Design Center is pleased to announce the San Francisco screening of Design & Thinking Documentary.
Design and Thinking is a documentary that explores the term 'design thinking', its theory and the realities of day-to-day pratice. The documentary brings together the interviews of design industry though leaders, businessmen, professors, and a diverse range of 'non-design' practitioners from a PHD student to a San Francisco bike shop, creating a compelling narative aimed at discussing and disecting the current state of design and design thinking.
Please join us for hors d'oeuvres and drinks, a special behind-the-scenes presentation by the producers, followed by the screening, and then a panel discussion tackeling the current state of thought around the topics presented in the documentary.

      Barry Katz, Professor, California College of the Arts and Stanford University; Fellow, IDEO
     Gadi Amit, Principal, NewDealDesign
     Sandrine Lebas, Chair, BFA Industrial Design, California College of the Arts
     Udaya Patnaik, Principal Associate, Jump Associates
     Owen Rogers, Senior Partner, IDEO
Additional information can be found at:

Evening Agenda:
6:00pm—7:00pm  Reception with Hors d'oeuvres and Drinks
7:00pm—7:15pm  Behind the Scenes with the Documentary’s Producers
7:15pm—8:30pm  Design and Thinking Documentary
8:30pm—8:45pm  Intermission
8:45pm—9:30pm  Panel Discussion

$20 Standard Registration
$10 IDSA Members

Wednesday, October 3rd @ 6:00pm-9:30pm
California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco, Ca 94111

And a big thank you! to California College of the Arts for hosting this event.California Collage of the Arts