by Adam Zoltowski
Tomorrow The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, along with GE, is holding the ‘Why Design Now’ Conference. As a part of the museum triennial exhibition on the subject, speakers will include Richard Saul Wurman, Ed Schlossberg, Josh Morenstein and Stephen Burks. You can watch the conference live either on the Cooper-Hewitt Site or through Core77. People on the move can also download the free Why Design Now iphone application.
The conference will cover a wide array of design topics including data visualization, designing product experiences, design for healthcare initiatives, design innovation, and will feature case studies of successful design that has made a significant impact on peoples lives and in the world. Looking at the schedule, there seems to be something for everyone. Experts from TED, IDEO, Parsons, Design Without Borders, MIT Labs, and Design That Matters will all be giving talks.
I am most excited about the talk from Richard Saul Wurman, founder of the TED conferences and a pioneer in information architecture. His talk kicks off the day at 9:10 am. You can view the full agenda here.
The event runs from 9am until 4pm and will be hosted by the Cooper-Hewitt’s Bill Moggridge and GE’s Beth Comstock. The Why Design Now exhibition runs until January, 2011.