Design is the purpose, planning, or intention that exists behind an action, experience, or material object. It is about reframing an existing problem, or through observation defining a problem, engaging in multiple perspectives to challenge assumptions and identifying better value that is expressed through product and service experiences. In a world that has increasingly become more complex coupled with the integration of physical and digital, a more holistic approach is needed using systems encompassing person to physical environment, person to person, person to machine and machine-to-machine relationships. This lecture will focus on Adam's background, how he became involved with systems design and how this impacts the act of design and being a designer.
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About Adam Kallish
Adam Kallish is principal of Trope Collaborative, a Chicago-area design consultancy. He has held design leadership positions in design, consulting and corporate contexts. Until recently he was Principal at Daggerwing Group, Associate Partner at Infosys Strategic Design Consulting area which collaborates with enterprises to re-envision all aspects of their business and business value. At IBM he was Design Principal with IBM Systems collaborating with engineers, designers, marketing, and support to shape 21st century infrastructure and how it can help markets achieve their business goals. He was also design director at Andersen Worldwide.
He has held teaching positions at North Carolina State University, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Northern Illinois University and was on the board for the School of Foundation Studies at SCAD. He has been published in Design Issues from MIT Press.