- 2:00 - 2:45 PM Lecture
- 2:45 - 3:00 PM Q&A
Our once familiar landscape has been swept away by the digital information flood. Overnight and virtually the developed world has moved from a manufacturing to knowledge-based economy.
The new promise of Internet of everything, smart connected appliances or wearable devices becomes a way of life, we must retain a sense of vision and of value. Yesterday our value were founded on rational certainty. Success tomorrow will depend on our ability to navigate ambiguity and as always, upon our power of imagination, creativity and intuition.
It is a continuous journey. As designers, our role is constantly evolving, and how can we ensure we have the tools and knowledge to keep pace with this change and build on the opportunities it offer? Our challenge is to successfully navigate the crosscurrents of culture, technology and human emotion, and use our knowledge to create products that truly enhance our feelings.
About Eric Chan
Eric is the Founder and President of ECCO Design. With over 25 years of international experience in product innovation, design and consultancy, Eric has counseled clients in the sectors of office furniture, professional equipment and consumer products and electronics. His brand-name clients over the years include Herman Miller, Cuisinart, OXO, AT&T, Symbol, T-Mobile, LG Electronics, Corning and Colgate.
A multiple-award-winning design and product innovation expert, Eric is one of the most influential contemporary designers in the world who has helped shape the industrial design industry in North America and global markets for over two decades. His work has been featured in museums and design excellence centers around the world. He is also a coveted speaker in international conferences and exhibitions and has been profiled in leading international publications, including Business Week, The New York Times, China Today, Hong Kong Elle Magazine, Contract Magazine andID Magazine.
Eric is a regular guest lecturer at leading international academic institutions, including New York University, Pratt Institute, Parson School of Design, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Tsinghua University. He is also an advisor to government-organized design councils from North America to Asia, including the U.S., Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.