5 February 2009

IDEO’s David Kelley wins Edison Award for Innovation

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David Kelley
On April 1, IDEO founder David Kelley will be awarded the Edison Achievement Award by the Thomas Edison Papers at Rutgers University for his “pioneering contributions to the design of breakthrough products, services, and experiences for consumers, as well as his development of an innovative culture that has broad impact.”

Fast Company used this opportunity to devote a series of articles to David and IDEO:

Ideo’s David Kelley on “design thinking”
David Kelley, founder of the design firm Ideo and the Stanford d.school, was leading a charmed existence. Then he felt a lump.

17 career lessons from IDEO’s David Kelley
David Kelley is well-known for his astute application of design thinking to many of life’s intractable problems. Less known is that he’s also a veritable Dr. Phil of good advice about life, careers, and the importance of not being a jerk.

Why a bowling shirt made me love David Kelley
It was a Power Point slide of Ettore Sottsass in a bowling shirt that first made Jim Hackett, CEO of Steelcase, want to get to know David Kelley.

Ideo’s newest design projects (slideshow)
Under founder David Kelley, Ideo has received more than 1,000 patents since 1978 and 346 design awards since 1991. Here are a few of the firm’s many projects.

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