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Episode #28: Doug Powell on the Future of Design
Want to see the future of design? In the latest HOWLive podcast interview, Ilise Benun, founder of Marketing-Mentor.com and Partner for HOW Design Live’s new Creative Entrepreneur program, talks with Doug Powell, Distinguished Designer at IBM Design, about the company’s radical reinvention as a design driven company — the topic of his session in the #HOWLive Vision & Leadership program. They also share ideas on design opportunities in the healthcare industry and how designers can break their addiction to a client services model and build their own products.
About Doug Powell:
Doug Powell is a designer with more than 25 years of experience in a wide range of design disciplines. He is a recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Sam Fox School of Design at Washington University in St. Louis, and the 2014 Fellow Award from AIGA Minnesota. Doug is a lecturer, commentator and thought leader on design issues. He has presented at a variety of national conferences and forums, including the 2015 Beirut Design Week in Lebanon, the 2015 Offset design conference in Dublin, Ireland, Bright Ideas on Minnesota Public Radio, the 2011 Mayo Clinic Transform Conference, and the 2012 TEDx ArtCenter.
Between 2011-2013, Doug served as the national president of AIGA, the professional association for design, which is the largest and oldest design organization in the world. He is currently a Distinguished Designer at IBM Design, where he directs the award-winning design education program.
More Doug Powell Resources:
- IBM’s Design-Centered Strategy to Set Free the Squares (The New York Times article published on 11/14/15)
- Doug at TedX in 2012: Design a Force for Social Impact
- John Maeda’s Design in Tech Report 2016