Aly Khalifa attended the IDSA Southern Chapter Conference in Atlanta to present how designers can embrace their community to create sustainable relationships. Khalifa also took part in a panel discussion focused on globalization and the impact designers can have on the changing nature of manufacturing.
Aly presented “The future of professional creativity and the rise of the creative consortium” at the IDSA Southeast Conference in Memphis TN. On the following day, Khalifa lead an all day workshop on creative techniques. Becky Shankle [db] assisted in facilitating the group to generate their most creative ideas for products and services in international shipping.
The prestigious Innovations 2004 Design and Engineering Awards are given by the Consumer Electronics Association, and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America. Aly has been asked to be on the panel of judges and to evaluate entries in several product areas from his design and engineering perspective.
As part of the joint event between South by SouthWest (SXSW) and The Industrial Designer’s Society of America (IDSA), Khalifa joined three other speakers in the presentation of “Sense and Substance” to this creative audience in Austin, Texas. His presentation focused on the incorporation of textiles into everyday product design.