CCS Summit

CCS Summit: Designing Interactive Experiences that Delight and Engage

Presented by CCS Graduate Studies

Monday, April 14, 2014

College for Creative Studies
A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education
General Motors Auditorium and Knight Foundation Gallery

Technology is now an integral aspect of our daily lives, embedded in a broad range of products from our phones and tablets to our televisions and toasters to manufacturing equipment and automobiles. Designers who can deliver effective solutions, with an eye toward the future, are in increasingly high demand.

A conference for industry professionals, faculty, students and Detroit’s creative community, “Designing Interactive Experiences that Delight and Engage” brought together some of today’s most innovative minds in experience design to explore the future of human-technology interaction. A full day of presentations and real-time interactions, the CCS Summit examined the possibilities for this rapidly expanding field focused on how people use, need and respond to technology.

This inaugural summit gave the CCS community and other design-forward creatives the opportunity to see what’s next in interaction design and previewed the College’s new master’s program launching in fall 2014.

Presentations and interactions by:

  • Tesa Aragones, Senior Global Director, Nike+ Experience Design - Digital Sport at Nike
  • Lawrence Burns, Professor of Engineering Practice, University of Michigan
  • Sheryl Connelly, Global Trends and Futuring, Ford Motor Company
  • Joanne Healy, Dean of Graduate Studies, CCS
  • Mike Jbara, President of ADA, Warner Music Group
  • Jeff Voris, Director of Connected Experiences, Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Roland Yu, Co-Founder, yU+co.[lab]


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