YorkArts is proud to announce David Kelley as the keynote speaker for the second annual Creative York Awards, presented by CGA Law Firm, on October 23, 2015. Mr. Kelley is coming to York to share his insights about fostering creative confidence, creativity and human centered design. His keynote remarks are sponsored by Graham Innovation Scholars of York College.
ABOUT DAVID KELLEY
As founder of legendary design firm IDEO, David Kelley built the company that created many icons of the digital generation — the first mouse, the first Treo, the thumbs up/thumbs down button on your Tivo’s remote control, to name a few. But what matters even more to him is unlocking the creative potential of people and organizations so they can innovate routinely.
David Kelley’s most enduring contributions to the field of design are a methodology and culture of innovation. More recently, he led the creation of the groundbreaking d.school at Stanford, the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, where students from the business, engineering, medicine, law, and other diverse disciplines develop the capacity to solve complex problems collaboratively and creatively.
Today, Mr. Kelley serves as chair of IDEO and is the Donald W. Whittier Professor at Stanford, where he has taught for more than 25 years. Preparing the design thinkers of tomorrow earned him the Sir Misha Black Medal for his “distinguished contribution to design education.” He has also won the Edison Achievement Award for Innovation, the Chrysler Design Award, and the National Design Award in Product Design from the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Mr. Kelley is also a member of the National Academy of Engineers.