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Modern Edge mentioned in Business Week magazine on Service Design. posted February 21, 2013
Business Week has an article on Service Design this week. The article focuses on the development of the Audi Dealership experience being redesigned by one of Boston’s largest consulting firms. Business week also reached out to Modern Edge Inc. for commentary on service design.
When design services and experiences, companies need to “create alignment across all the different departments of the organization. They need someone to help figure out what’s really giving [consumer] value and what’s unnecessary.”
The Oregonian covers a Modern Edge design collaboration project. posted February 21, 2013
“Cutting-edge design is about serving people, no matter where they are and who they are.”
An article in the Oregonian on one of our recent collaborations…
Plastic News Executive Forum posted January 28, 2013
Coming up…March 3-6, 2013
2013 CES: LVCC The Human Body: The Next Digital Revolution posted January 11, 2013
Arianna Huffington moderated a panel at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday that discussed the ways in which technology can improve individuals’ health and wellness.
The panel, called “The Digital Health Revolution: Body, Mind and Soul,” brought together a group of medical and business luminaries: Deepak Chopra, co-author of “Super Brain” and founder of The Chopra Foundation and Chopra Center; David Daly, head of oncology for Life Technologies; Andrew Thompson, co-founder and CEO of Proteus Digital Health, Inc.; Reed V. Tuckson, executive vice president and chief of medical affairs at UnitedHealth Group; and Sonny Vu, CEO and founder of Misfit Wearables.
Bill Clinton Crashes CES posted January 10, 2013
IDG News Service (San Francisco Bureau) — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made a surprise appearance at the International CES on Wednesday, where he talked a little about technology and a lot about hot-button political issues like the environment and gun control.
The 2013 International CES posted January 9, 2013
The 2013 International CES has begun! Check out the list of events and keynote speakers.
IDSA Names Daniel Martinage as Executive Director posted January 3, 2013
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) has named Daniel Martinage, CAE, as its new executive director, effective January 4. “IDSA is excited to welcome Daniel to the design community,” commented George McCain, chairman of IDSA’s board of directors. “His training and experience will be key as we continue to expand our influence and global reach.”
CCPIT creative design week a big success. posted November 19, 2012
Modern Edge, Inc. 參加了此次活動並取得了兩場講座 – 我們非常感謝組織者和商界人士。我們期待著在2013年回到中國，繼續在中國發展我們的業務關係。
Pie: THE PORTLAND INCUBATOR EXPERIMENT posted October 3, 2012
Innovation Workshop by Modern Edge, Charles Austen Angell, President
In August Modern Edge partnered with Pie and created an informative Innovation workshop for the students at PIE. Pie is an incubator for young entrepreneurs who are taking a 12 week course in how to start a company. Pie is a partnership among leading brands, technology innovators and Widen + Kennedy. It’s a collaborative culture which encourages like minded individuals into continuous innovation in tech, culture, and brand experiences.
Austen Angell’s workshop focused on breaking the start-up business model into three digestible segments. Business, Technology, and the People that run your business. Each student broke their business apart and were able to start identifying the strengths of their ideas & the areas of improvement. We wish each of the students well in their endeavors, because PIE DEMO DAY is OCTOBER 5th, 2012.
CCPIT: China International Creative Design Week posted October 3, 2012
China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
This event was created to promote the exchange and cooperation between Chinese manufacturers and international designers.
Charles Austen Angell is President and CEO of Modern Edge Design, based in Portland Oregon. Modern Edge is a strategic industrial design firm with an emphasis in health and wellness, home and mobility, and active lifestyle products. Mr. Angell’s work in under-served healthcare markets and sustainable design has taken him around the world, including projects in Vietnam, Kenya, Ecuador, and China.Mr. Angell is also the Chair-Elect of the Industrial Designers Society of America. As its incoming leader, he will lead the board in setting the direction and strategy of the organization for the next two years and beyond.
The Future of Choice.
Markets, by their nature, are about choices, and a sustainable future is one of those choices. Business leaders often feel as though they are not in control of market demands, but this is because they have not embraced the simple truth that consumer choices are driven by emotion. Understand the emotions of the consumer, and you understand the market. To truly understand sustainability we need to explore how these choices are made by consumers in relation to products, business and society.
Qingdao on Nov 11-13 and Beijing on Nov 14-16