There's something for everyone at PD+I 2016, the product design and innovation conference taking place in London on 18 and 19 May.
The event attracts top speakers from brand owners, global manufacturers and major design groups – such as this year's keynote speaker Brian Min from Microsoft, who will discuss the use of colour and material design in the product making process.
Optimising the design-to-production process is the topic for sponsoring companies at PD+I 2016. Jakub Konopczak, from platinum sponsor TBM Consulting Group, will discuss the benefits of using Six Sigma tools in new product development.
John Voyce, at materials group PolyOne, will consider the development of the internet of things and how to match aesthetics and functionality. Damian Hennessy, at Proto Labs, will discuss taking an idea to market in record time with prototyping design techniques.
Star designers will also be on stage, inspiring and provoking with their leading-edge design thinking. Nigel Goode from PriestmanGoode will literally be looking to the stars in his keynote presentation on “Designing the future of space travel”.
Leading US designer Gadi Amit, who wowed the crowd at PD+I 2014, will return to deliver his keynote: “How technology design shapes a smarter future”. His company NewDealDesign is at the forefront of the design-led wave of connected products from the US, and has designed wearable tech such as the Fitbit fitness tracker.
And for those designers and manufacturers wanting to emulate the success of US technology start-ups, there is a presentation from Heather Corcoran, from Kickstarter, who will reveal insights gained from 7,000 Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns.
Find out how to book your place at the PD+I 2016 website.
PD+I 2016 is organised by Crain Communications, publisher of Plastics News Europe. The event is supported by BIDA, IED, DBA, DesignAustria, The Association of Industrial Designers in Poland, Chris Lefteri Design and PlasticsEurope.