Alexandre Hennen

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Thursday, October 2nd, 7:00 – 9:30 pm

Designing Services

In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery at California State University, Long Beach
6241 East University Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815
Park in the Foundation Lot across from the Design Department main entrance – $5

Service experiences shape our day-to-day lives. We have them when we step into a retail environment, waste precious time on a customer service line, or Uber our way home from a night out. Sometimes they delight us, often they disappoint.

Successful service experiences are designed with customers at the center, and rely on holistically orchestrating human behavior, infrastructures, technologies, and operational models to craft brand encounters that matter.

As designers, we are in the business of understanding people to create meaningful
experiences that improve their lives, while growing business. In an experience economy, designers are increasingly challenged to apply those skills to create complex service interactions between companies and the people they serve.

Alex has been with Continuum for twelve years and has been leading Continuum’s Los Angeles studio since 2009. Over the years, Alex has worked for clients across a variety of industries, including American Express, BlueCross BlueShield, Samsung, and Target. Prior to joining Continuum, Alex worked at Attivo Creative Resource in Milan and Design-Net
AG in Frankfurt. He graduated magna cum laude from E.N.S.A.V in Brussels with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design.

 

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RKS Sessions – Copyright, Patents and Trademarks

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Tuesday, October 7th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

RKS Sessions: Protect Your Innovation: Copyright, Patents and Trademarks

Hosted at Cross Campus, the leading collaborative, on-demand work space and business event venue in Los Angeles.

Did you know that intellectual property (IP) can represent over 90% of your company’s value? On October 7th, you’re invited to the fourth RKS Session with veteran IP attorney, Dan Dooley. Dooley will shed light on the often confusing world of IP covering trade secrets, copyright, trademarks and patents for businesses. Following his presentation Dooley will be joined by his client Matthew Joynes, CEO of the innovative gaming peripheral company Wikipad, to give advice from an entrepreneurial perspective.

RKS Sessions brings together luminaries and ideas focused on cutting edge user-experience, brand, service and product design. A monthly design-centric event series, it is jointly produced by RKS and Cross Campus. RKS Sessions is also a forum for the design community to share their ideas. Participation and questions by the attendees is both welcomed and encouraged.

Don’t forget to register for this event, here. Use the code “RKSCC100″ for a free ticket for you or a friend.

 

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Tim Hunter

Thursday, September 18th, 7:00 – 9:30 pm

Get WET – Immersing (Literally) Oneself in Design

In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery at California State University, Long Beach
6241 East University Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815
Park in the Foundation Lot across from the Design Department main entrance – $5

How does one go about designing with a medium you can barely hold (water) or shouldn’t hold at all (fire) for a client that doesn’t speak your language in a country you can barely find on a map?

Tim Hunter has been designing with these elements for these people ever since joining WET after graduating from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Industrial Design. During that time he has worked for clients ranging from developers, retail operators, resort owners, casino moguls, government agencies, presidential candidates, royal families, dictators, and opposition movements. His water and fire features have spanned the world from popular tourist destinations to remote Asian jungles; from sweaty-hot deserts to bitterly-cold sub-arctics. They have been viewed by three billion people on live TV and bombed by terrorists (once). People get engaged next to them, married in them, and regardless where his features are, people are universally delighted by the sight of water.

We as designers all face the challenge of creating something from nothing. By jumping off the deep end and wholeheartedly immersing ourselves into each new project, some delightfully wonderful results can (and will) occur. With a heavy dose of jet lag and a stomach full of strange food, Tim continues to throw himself into surprisingly unusual, yet inspirational, experiences.

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Jacob Hashimoto’s Gas Giant

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MOCA Pacific Design Center

8687 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA

March 1 – June 8

Jacob Hashimoto (b. 1973, Greeley, Colorado), is an artist whose work studies visual experience in space, artifice, and craft through the use of materials such as handmade kites, fiberglass, marble and the skillful use of light. Combining traditional kite-making techniques and painting into sculptural environments, Hashimoto creates massive space-altering installations with thousands of thin paper sheets. For MOCA Pacific Design Center, Hashimoto is producing the third and final edition of Gas Giant. The work was previously presented in Venice, Italy in 2013 Fondazione Querini Stampalia by Studio la Citta and in Chicago in 2012 at Rhona Hoffman Gallery. This exhibition will be the first L.A. presentation of Gas Giant and will mark Hashimoto’s first solo museum exhibition in California. Jacob Hashimoto’s Gas Giant is organized by MOCA Senior Curator Alma Ruiz and Curatorial Assistant Selene Preciado.

http://www.moca.org/museum/exhibitiondetail.php?id=491

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“Best” of TEDMED 2014: Unlocking Imagination

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IDSA-LA and Karten Design are pleased to invite you to our very first TEDMED viewing party!

We’ve partnered up to bring TEDMED straight to you, with a live-streaming of the “Best” of TEDMED 2014: Unlocking Imagination on Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 5:30-10:00pm at Karten Design (details below).

We’re bringing wine and a keg! Come hungry, because tacos will be available for purchase on-site (cash only)!

 

EVENT DETAILS

5:30 – 6:10pm Welcome & Introductions
6:10 – 7:50pm TEDMED Session: “Turn It Upside Down”
This opening session of TEDMED 2014 introduces surprising insights that flip beliefs, question standard operating procedures, discard some closely held assumptions and lead to fresh insights about health and medicine. To see the lineup of participating speakers, click here.
7:50 – 8:05pm Break & Raffle
8:05 – 9:45pm TEDMED Session: “Stealing Smart”
This session demonstrates how some of the best solutions to problems in health and medicine come from other worlds than the domain where the problem originated or is usually addressed. To see the lineup of participating speakers, click here.
9:45 – 10:00pm Social

 

REFRESHMENTS

Tacos: 2 for $3 (cash only)
Beer and wine included!

LOCATION

Karten Design
4204 Glencoe Ave.
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
310.827.8722
Map 

PARKING

Street parking

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IDSA-LA Planning Meeting

Thursday, August 7th
6:30 – 8:30 pm

IDSA members, non-members, and students are welcome to attend.

The IDSA LA Chapter wants you to be active in the chapter.

  • Network with the chapter’s designers.
  • Mentor future ID graduates.
  • Invite nationally recognized designers to our lecture series.
  • Plan the objectives of IDSA LA
  • Get Involved!

Location:

Linespace 

(formerly IDA los angeles)

8440 Warner Drive, Ste. A1 Culver City, CA 90232

310-581-4400

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Western Plastics Trade Fair August 14

Hosted by the Southern California Society of Plastics Engineers, the event is the processor’s choice for education and networking with local suppliers.

Location: The Phoenix Club, 1340 S. Sanderson Ave. Anaheim, CA

Seminars start at 1:15pm

Trade Fair opens at 4:00pm

Admission covers all three parts of the SPE Western Plastics Trade Fair-

Technical presentations, dinner and the fair exhibits.

Advanced purchase non member $ 40.00 per person *This week only 1/2 off $20.00!*

Advanced purchase SPE member $ 30.00 per person *This week only 1/2 off $15.00!*

$ 50.00 day of event register at door.

Show Flyer http://www.socalspe.org/wptf/wptf2014.pdf

Exhibit space is available at https://ww04.elbowspace.com/secure/20080126000503392647

For more information contact:

Vishu Shah, Consultek 909-465-6699

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Art Institute Orange County Portfolio Show

You are invited to the AI OC Graduate Portfolio Show!

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, MEDIA ARTS AND FASHION

Wednesday, June, 2014
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Come celebrate our students’ accomplishments, browse their portfolios, and see what they’ve created while completing their studies at our school.

Location:

Chuck Jones Center for Creativity
3321 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(949) 660-7791

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