The design of everything. Cusp 2011 wrap.
laurie rosenwald (designer) reveals how not working is better than working, and how to sell it [click photos to enlarge]
Author of this post (designer) cuts and pastes this and that, drafts a definition of design: (noun) refers to 1. a plan or convention, for the construction of an object or a system, manifested by an agent(s), intended to accomplish goals, in a particular environment, using a set of primitive components-or not, satisfying a set of requirements, subject to constraints; 2. no generally-accepted definition of “design” exists, and the term has different connotations in different fields.
With that definition in hand contemplate the purpose of the Cusp Conference—the design of everything. Greg Samata, Dave Mason, Kevin Kreuger (designers) of Smbolic (formerly SamataMason) and Joan Julian (glue) in four years have created a tightly run, cutting-edge, sometimes quirky, always inspiring, sold out, two-day creativity summit/boot camp.
matt diffee (cartoonist) always is asked where he gets ideas…he thinks of them. he points out the design of the images – and words if there are any.
sarah elizabeth impel is (founder/ceo/educator) of a chicago public elementary school connecting organic gardening, children, and education. one of many speakers making lemonade out of lemons.
van phillips (inventor) athlete and amputee is motivated to create flex-foot cheetah (oscar pistorius) shares refinements such as a limb designed for water skiing
yves behar (planet-hot designer) points out how to subtract materials from herman miller’s ergonomic & sustainable sayl chair. this award winner inspired by suspension bridges
Happy I attended again, sad I did not win the give-a-ways, again, like quite a few Herman Miller Sayl Chairs or Scott Wilson’s TikTok or LunaTik iPod Nano wrist docks among other things. A conference that displays design in many shapes, colors, and sounds. Follow DesignApplause and others via #Cusp @CuspConference | facebook.com/CuspConference | quote: the creative adult is the child that has survived @RitaJKing [ cusp ] [ herman miller ] [ lunatik ] [ designchat ]