The role of design and the designer is changing. As technologies advance and organizations become more complex or in some instance disappear altogether, a strong foundation in design principles at every level is becoming more and more important. Design education, not just for designers, is a necessity.
In this session, Derek shares his thoughts on the changing role of the designer and how the design process can improve any experience through collaboration and communication.
Designer, Educator, Co-founder of Design Museum Boston, Independent
Since graduating from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2006 Derek has devoted the majority of his professional career to design education. Having lead design teams for large companies like Philips and Staples, Derek now works as a freelance designer and continues to teach as a faculty member in the Industrial Design department at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. Derek is also the Co-Founder of Design Museum Boston and currently serves on its Board of Directors helping to bring design education to the public.