While it’s generally accepted that Chicagoans care and know about the city’s treasure trove of architecture, recognition for its leadership in the other design disciplines—environmental, industrial, communications—lags behind.
“Design is about process and community, not products.”
Tanner Woodford, co-founder of the Chicago Design Museum and one of Newcity’s Annual Design 50 for 2015, is an irrepressible cheerleader for his city and its design heritage. He says design is about process and community, not products. And he wants to share a few Second City secrets you probably don't know yet. Tanner will open the 2015 SEGD Conference: Experience ChicagoJune 4-6. Join him there!
Tanner Woodford is co-founder and Executive Director of the Chicago Design Museum, and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Design from Arizona State University, and a design patent for product design at Intel. Throughout his career, Tanner Woodford has worked in many capacities, including product design, community organization, interaction design, and development. With formal training in design, he has taught and lectured on design issues, history, and rapid ideation in professional and academic settings.