Wednesday, October 15, 2008

ASM/Mtrl Workshop on Materials for Designers

ASM/Mtrl presents a two-day workshop on Materials for Designers

At the intersection of art, science, engineering and industry, materials have the capacity to transcend function, becoming touchstones of widely shared human experience that live forever. This series of highly immersive workshops hosted by ASM/Mtrl will provide you the knowledge and insight necessary to visualize the ways in which the latest materials and fabrication processes can influence design.

Choose from one of these dates and locations for details and registration information:

Boston, MA – Oct. 16-17 - Institute for Human Centered Design @ Adaptive Environments
Los Angeles, CA – Nov. 13-14 - W Hotel
Miami Beach, FL – Dec. 15-16 - Doubletree Ocean Point Resort & Spa

Register Now; Seating Is Limited!

What you will learn from the Materiality Workshop:
- Material properties and sensory perception
- Selecting base materials and finishes to satisfy aesthetics
- How product shape influences the choice of material and process
- Sustainability through material and process selection
- What’s new on the materials and processes horizon.

For more information contact John Cerne at 440-338-5417 or by email:

More information here: ASM/Mtrl

October 21 - Art Institute Elevator Pitches

Tuesday, October 21 - Art Institute Elevator Pitches
6:00pm Refreshments
6:30pm First Pitch!

Art Institute of California – Orange County
3601 West Sunflower Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Phone 888-549-3055

Back by popular demand!
IDSA-LA is proud to bring The Elevator Pitch to The Art Institute of Orange County.

We've asked the students to imagine they've just stepped onto an elevator with you or a well known designer like Philippe Starck and have challenged them to give their "Pitch". They have just enough time to convince you that they are worthy of an interview.

We are asking Design professionals to sit in on a rotating panel of three to watch the pitches and critique each student's ability to present themselves professionally. We will conclude with a Q&A session. In addition, student portfolios will be on display in "the shop"

Wouldn’t you like to volunteer to participate on the panel? Sure you would! Please contact Shelley Takahashi at

IDSA Discount at DWR!

Design Within Reach (DWR) is once again offering a 15% discount to its extended family. Thanks to the efforts of IDSA's Oregon Chapter, it counts IDSA members among that family. Which means ALL IDSA members are eligible for that discount while it is available this month.

If you’re not an IDSA member, contact us for membership info. If you are an IDSA member, visit the at and log in to obtain the promotional code that you’ll need to get 15% off select DWR purchases.

Happy shopping! :)

Friday, October 03, 2008

October 9, Evening in Digital Design at Otis

October 9, Thursday, 7 to 10 pm
Otis campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca. 90045
in the Ahmanson building, Forum room on the 1st floor

Sponsored by KETIV

A presentation of 3D technologies and panel discussion of real world application of Digital rendering, CAD modeling and Rapid Prototyping. KETIV, Rhino, Apple, and Black & Decker will be demonstrating techniques,programs and their product. Otis student 3D modeling projects will be on display. A raffle for a Wacom Tablet will be held during the event. A round table discussion to follow the presentations, with studio heads on how technology has changed their studios and work flow.

Admission :
- IDSA Professionals $15
- Non-member professionals $20
- Students $5

For more information contact:
Michael Kollins
Assistant Chair Interactive Product Design Department
Otis College of Art and Design