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IDSA Oregon July 3x10

Get some food for thought [+ beer & snacks]

Unpacking Innovations in Wearables Stephanie Battista

Breaking the DFM rules Charlie O’Bosky

Innovation and R&D Woody (Michael) Blackford

The Oregon chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America is hosting a 3x10 on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 at 6pm. This is a casual event where 3 professionals speak for 10 minutes each. Meet at 6 for a food and drink social hour at wework, 220 NW 8th Ave, Portland.

Stephanie Battista will speak about Unpacking Innovations in Wearables: A strategic framework for designing and developing systems in preventive health. The cultural shift in health care that is among us, that we as a company are passionate about in the R+D we work on and in the IP we are developing.

Stephanie Battista. Peppered with a forward lean in technology and innovation, dedicated and committed to design and integrating cross disciplinary expertise. 15 years of experience in consumer product development, wearable technology, and leadership. Area of focus: user experience, digital health, behaviormodification, and social interaction.

Charlie O’Bosky will look at the ever changing relationship of design innovation and traditional design for manufacturing (DFM) thought. Local manufacturing success through design innovation: "I believe DFM should be less focused on design rules and more about breaking rules and innovating design."

Charlie O’Bosky is President of R&D Plastics LLC. Charlie has experience in leading and promoting continuous improvement for manufacturing companies to make them leaders within their industries. Charlie has 25 years of experience in manufacturing. Prior to R&D Plastics LLC, Charlie served as Vice President of Operations at Delkin Devices in Poway, California. Before joining Delkin Devices, he held several leadership positions at Jabil Circuit, Inc. a US based global manufacturing services company. Earlier in his career, Charlie was a Manufacturing Engineer with experience in injection molded plastic, battery pack assembly, and electronic assembly. Charlie is an alumnus of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Charlie is active in the Society of Plastics Engineers and sits on the Western Washington University, College of Science and Engineering External Advancement Board.

Woody (Michael) Blackford VP Design and Innovation Columbia. Leader of Design, Innovation and R&D for Columbia brand including Apparel, Footwear, Accessories and Equipment. Contribute to Columbia Sportswear Companies success via design leadership, internally generated invention and innovation, R&D management, and by providing strategic guidance around leveraging design and innovation.