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Thursday, October 4
 

6:00pm EDT

Beyond Sustainability
Experience #DesignForHumans with Humanscale and Kershner Office Furniture during an evening with John Strassner, Humanscale Director of Workplace Strategies, who will be discussing "Beyond Sustainability."
As the environmental movement continues to thrive, it is no longer good enough to do less harm or use less resources from the environment. Now is the time for designers to work towards creating a net positive future. Companies on the cutting-edge of the environmental movement are no longer just measuring their carbon footprint, but are actively engaged with clients and partners in measuring their handprint. The handprint measures not what has been damaged, but what has been given back to communities, employees and the environment as a whole.
Please join us for cocktails and light fare in addition to a compelling discussion around sustainable operations, healthy material selection, wildlife preservation and our commitment to having a net positive effect on our global community.
CEU credits available for IDCEC, AIA, and HSW.
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Humanscale is the premier designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products for a more comfortable workplace. Our award-winning ergonomic office solutions are designed to improve the health, efficiency, and quality of work life.
Kershner Office Furniture is a preferred single source supplier for commercial furniture in the Delaware Valley and proud dealer of Humanscale. Now in its second generation as a family-run business, the Kershner name has become a greater-Philadelphia fixture for more than 50 years.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-sustainability-tickets-47588872599
Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Humanscale Philadelphia Showroom
 
Tuesday, October 9
 

10:00am EDT

Art Therapy Introductory Workshop
For the 2nd year in a row, Design Philadelphia participants will learn about art therapy as a dynamic mental health profession. This art therapy introduction is hands-on and participants will create while learning about the use of art in psychotherapy as a tool for physical and emotional release, personal development and growth, insight, trauma processing, skill-building and enhancing communication. Participants do not need to have any prior art experience or proficiency to appreciate this workshop. Art therapy is based on the principles that art making is inherently healing and life-enhancing, and that all people have the capacity for growth, change, and creative expression.
Jefferson University is proud to offer a master's and post-master's specialization in Art Therapy through its Community and Trauma Counseling program, located on the East Falls campus.
Please click on "tickets" and click through to our Eventbrite page to reserve your spot in this workshop.  Registration is required.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-therapy-an-introduction-tickets-49558731500
Cost: FREE

4:00pm EDT

Health Design Lab Open House at Thomas Jefferson University
Imagine a space where Doctors and Designers alike can come together and solve some of the toughest challenges in healthcare in one of the most evocative spaces in Philadelphia. The Health Design Lab @JeffInnovation exists to bring people together, including patients, who in the past may never have interacted with the goal of accelerating change and translating technological innovation to real innovations at the bedside. Fueled by traditional and modern prototyping technology and a foundation of person-centered design principles, the Health Design Lab is more than just a maker space, but a space that will change the way we all think about the future of healthcare.

Registration Link: https://openhousevault.eventbrite.com
Cost: FREE

5:30pm EDT

Party like it's 2035: Celebrate the next phase of Philadelphia2035
We’ve finished writing Philadelphia2035, the City’s official vision for every part of the City! It took thousands of Philadelphians and partners to make it happen and we want to celebrate with you.
Together we have created plans to address:
  • Housing everyone can afford
  • Quality public transportation
  • Streets safe for walking, driving, and biking
  • Jobs and shops
  • Parks within a 10-minute walk
  • Healthy food options
  • Historic buildings that are saved and reused
In other words, Philadelphia2035 is the plan for Philadelphia to THRIVE, CONNECT, and RENEW, which we are already hard at work putting into action.
Finishing the written plans is a huge milestone, please join us as we thank all of you who made it possible!
Mayor Kenney and other special guests will be in attendance.

Registration Link: https://2035party.eventbrite.com
Cost: $5

Tuesday October 9, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Moore College of Art and Design

6:00pm EDT

How Trends Drive Innovation in Product Design
Open-ended product design challenges are, well, challenging! A client may come to a design strategist with no clear direction beyond the intent to disrupt an industry. Trend research is one of the tools we use to come up with new ways to innovate. In this talk, Lead Design Strategist, Ryan Chen, will present a conceptual case study from the personal care industry to show how Bresslergroup might use trend research to lead to the insights that would lead to novel product concepts. Chen will begin with on overview of the socio-cultural megatrends he’s identified that are going to influence consumer value and behavior into the next decade.
Lead Design Strategist, Ryan Chen, studied Industrial Design at the National University of Singapore and earned an MBA from the University of Oxford. He has helped clients across industries and continents, including Samsung, Sony, Philips, and DesignSingapore Council, deliver meaningful products that started as ambiguous design challenges.
The talk + Q&A will start at 6:30 p.m. Stick around Bresslergroup's studio space afterward for beer, snacks, and mingling!
The event is free, but space is limited. Please register early to reserve your spot! 

Registration Link: https://bresslergroup.ticketleap.com/how-trends-drive-innovation-in-product-design/
Cost: FREE

Tuesday October 9, 2018 6:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
Bresslergroup
 
Wednesday, October 10
 

11:45am EDT

AARP Pennsylvania Hosting Housing, Design, and Health Panel Discussion at 2018 DesignPhiladelphia Conference
Join us for this lunch and panel discussion examining the connections between housing, design, and health.
The availability of safe and affordable housing with access to transportation, parks, healthy food and other amenities can lead to better physical and mental health that will improve the overall quality of life for all Philadelphians.
Learn what the City of Philadelphia and community organizations are doing to help bridge the gap between housing and health.

Registration Link: http://aarp.cvent.com/events/aarp-pennsylvania-housing-design-and-health-panel-discussion-10-10-18/event-summary-1909fd2cf2474409a5d04f789e4bc272.aspx
Cost: FREE

Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:45am - 2:00pm EDT
Center for Architecture and Design
 
Friday, October 12
 

8:00am EDT

Drexel Design Research Symposium 2018: Design and Change
URBN Center ANNEX at 3401 Filbert Street.
Friday October 12, 2018
How does design research create change in health, technology, and the environment? What are the leading-edge models of thought around creating change through design? Today, artists and designers are pursuing work and creative expression that push the boundaries of traditional disciplines requiring interdisciplinary collaborations, the mastery of new technologies, and intensive research to unearth new solutions to practical and aesthetic problems. Join  The Drexel University Westphal College of Media Arts & Design for a symposium that examines the process of change and design through  presentations by  IBM, Cityhealth in Brooklyn, and Healthify in New York, and Ballinger, discussions, and poster presentations at the Westphal College’s award winning facility The URBN Center and The URBN Center Annex.
To register for all or part of the symposium please visit our Eventbrite page:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/design-research-symposium-2018-tickets-49062385917
SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE:
CHECK IN AND BREAKFAST 8:00-8:15 URBN ANNEX LOBBY  MORNING SESSIONS  PART OF THE DESIGN, HEALTH AND CHANGE SERIES SPONSORED BY
THE SCATTERGOOD FOUNDATION AND THE ALLIANCE OF COMMUNITY SERVICE PROVIDERS
COMMUNITY CENTERED HEALTH CARE
GUEST SPEAKER 8:15-9:30 AM URBN ANNEX SCREENING ROOM
Introduction: Lucy Kerman, Senior Vice Provost Drexel University & David Jones, Commissioner DBHIDS
Melanie Bella, from Cityblock in Brooklyn will discuss their innovative practice in healthcare and health funding. This talk will focus on the challenging current healthcare space and alternate views of funding and agencies. In addition, the speaker will examine the collaboration between state, city government, universities, hospitals, and other private entities. The break-out sessions will use design processes to innovate on this theme. Funded by Alphabet (Google’s VC funding arm) among others, City block fits into the Alphabet mission of unconventional successful practice in health and life sciences, and bringing new creative ideas to market. Using this groundbreaking organization as a model we will examine the next wave of change in breakout sessions following the talk.
NETWORK AND CHAT
NETWORKING BREAK 9:30-10:15 : COFFEE AND SNACKS PROVIDED
PANEL SESSION ON HEALTH AND CHANGE: 10:15-11:30 URBN ANNEX SCREENING ROOM:
EXPERTS FROM HEALTHIFY, DREXEL, AND BALLINGER WITH THE ALLIANCE MODERATING
Introduction: David Jones, Commissioner DBHIDS
Moderated by Alliance Executive Director, Cherie Brummans
The panel will be exploring how we can change the health and human services system by addressing the whole community and using technology and design. Issues and questions related to Barriers to change; Immunity to change and opportunity to change health and health care.
Manik Bhat Co-founder and CEO, Healthify
Loretta Jemmot VP Health & Health Equity, Drexel University
Christina Grimes Ballinger Architects
Kinnari Chandriani Get Healthy Philly
TECHNOLOGY
GENEVIEVE DION: CENTER FOR FUNCTIONAL FABRICS
KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND LUNCH: 12:00PM-1:30 PM URBN ANNEX SCREENING ROOM
GENEVIEVE DION: Design, Technology and Change:
Drexel University Professor to speak on ground breaking functional fabrics and advanced manufacturing. Professor Dion now directs the Center for Functional Fabrics (CFF) at Drexel University and leads with the newly founded Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center (PA FDC).  The PA FDC is a regional center affiliated with the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America Manufacturing Innovation Institute (AFFOA) located in Cambridge, MA, aimed at facilitating growth in the advanced fabric space.  Her research group receives funding from NSF, NHI and Keck Futures and AFFOA.
INDUSTRY GUESTS: IBM RESEARCH GROUP
1:30-3:00 URBN Annex Screening Room
Introduced By Kathleen Kingscott:
IBM Vice President For Strategic Partnerships IBM Research
Dr. Vikas C. Raykar, IBM Research
AI for fashion: Data is the new black
Fashion designers and fashion houses usually start conceptualizing and designing products for the new season six months to one year prior to the actual selling season–though in recent times this has been drastically reduced with the emergence of fast-fashion retailers. That’s why for most apparel retailers, and the fashion industry in general, knowing the trends customers would like to wear next season is extremely important. This talk will describe how modern AI based tools  which can understand fashion images and articles can be used to provide a more data-driven approach for trend analysis and forecasting.  Dr. Raykar will also describe some of our recent collaborations with various fashion designers. 

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Dr. Richard Goodwin, IBM Research
Computational Creativity:  AI for Flavor and Fragrance Design
It takes 10 years to fully train a flavorist or master perfumer, through education and apprenticeship. Over their careers, each designer will produce 10s of thousands of formulas as trails, many with sensory results.  We’ve created a system that, like a human apprentice, learns from the work of the masters.   Unlike a human apprentice, the system can learn from 100s of thous

Friday October 12, 2018 8:00am - 5:30pm EDT
URBN Annex
 
Saturday, October 13
 

9:30am EDT

Home: Affordable Housing + Cooperative Living Symposium
Following the model of Creative Reaction Lab’s Equity-Centered Community Design Field Guide, Writers Room and Drexel Smart House are embarking on a year-long design process for a writers house—a place that would provide not just room for public programming but a cooperative living home for Drexel students and community residents. The goal is to catalyze other intergenerational houses nearby, creating a network of homeowners and student tenants whose shared interest in writing/storytelling forms the foundation for meaningful cohabitation.
Join us as we begin with the history of development in the Mantua and Powelton neighborhoods as told by our neighbors: a conversation with the Mantua Civic Association, Mount Vernon Manor, People’s Emergency Center, Powelton Village Civic Association, and the Department of History
This event is the first in a series of three public talks + guided writing workshops. (Coffee + lunch provided.) Free, registration required.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-affordable-housing-cooperative-living-symposium-tickets-49200076754
Cost: $0 Registration Required

 


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