DEC Dialogues Continue with Envisioner Kenneth Jewell, Wednesday, Oct. 26

Kenneth Jewell will speak on Wednesday, Oct. 26 in The Kanbar Campus Center Perfomance Space.

Envisioner Kenneth Jewell will present the third lecture in the fall DEC Dialogues series in The Kanbar Campus Center on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Jewell will speak to freshmen students in the Integrative Design Processes (IDP) course about storytelling and learning from mistakes.

Jewell’s title was coined for him while working at Continuum, where he worked as a creative lead and helped define the right consumer experience for global Fortune 100 companies and young start-ups. Now an independent consultant, Jewell continues to envision products and services that delight people and drive business results.

Trained as an industrial designer, Jewell’s diverse skill set and insights have helped him become an advisor to product development and design courses at Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan School of Management, Boston University and Emerson College. Over the course of his career, Jewell has helped envision design language for Pamper’s diaper campaigns, L.L. Bean, General Motors’ next generation hydrogen vehicles, and, most notably, he collaborated with Nicholas Negroponte on his One Laptop per Child campaign.



The DEC Dialogue series brings industry leaders to the University to present workshop lectures to all first-year students majoring in programs in the College of Design, Engineering and Commerce.

The lectures, as part of the IDP course curriculum, give students the opportunity to learn from and engage with prominent industry professionals concerning topics relevant in today’s workplace environment and specific to the integrative design process.

The first two speakers in the series were Sara Beckman, Ph.D., a teacher of new product development and operations management at the University of California Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and Ayca Cakmakli, a senior designer researcher for Smart Design. Click here for a recap of Beckman’s presentation, and click here for a recap of Cakmakli’s lecture.

Future guests include Gillette/P&G’s Global Director Helen Stringer and Oracle’s Principle Education Consultant Joann Leonard. Click here for more information on the upcoming lectures.

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