Wharton Design – January 16 Newsletter

** In this issue

Careers: – Wharton Design Career Trek to New York – SHIFT_DESIGN opportunity

Innovation Summit: – Save the date! (2/21)

Events at Penn: – Design Club Welcome Weekend Brunch – Private Tour of the Singh Center for Nanotechnology – Ada Tolla & Giuseppe Lignano, LOT-EK (2/29)

Events outside Penn: – Fox DESIGNChallenge @Temple

** こんにちは  Designers!

This week's newsletter is jam-packed with information, including exciting updates about the Design Club Trek to New York, and the Innovation Summit. This week we're also adding the Food for Thought section with three links we think you'll enjoy.

** Careers

Wharton Design Career Trek

February 14th, 10am - 5pm NYC

Wharton Design is excited to announce that we are hosting a career trek in NYC, on February 14th. The preliminary list of companies to visit include ?What If! (innovation consulting firm), Lippincott (brand strategy), and Harry’s (a startup disrupting the disposable razor space). The final firms may change in the coming week.

Signup opens on Thursday, January 30th at 3pm. Space is limited so sign up as soon as you are able!

SHIFT_DESIGN Opportunity

Shift is currently interviewing for full time and internship positions
http://www.shiftspacedesign.com/jobs/

When you apply mention that you learned about the opportunity through THe Wharton Club and Mario Gentile (The founder and CEO).

At SHIFT_DESIGN, you will receive diverse experiences, including the opportunity to be part of the design process and even get your hands dirty during installations (if that interests you!). The position is announced as part-time (at least 3 days per week) and based in our Center City Studio. Responsibilities will include the marketing of our products/brand in traditional formats and through social media, coupled with direct sales coordination, packaging and projections.

** MBA Innovation Summit

Save the date! Friday, February 21st in New York City (@Studio 450)

The 3rd annual MBA Innovation Summit (http://mbainnovationsummit.org/), organized in collaboration with Columbia and Yale Business School, will take place on Friday, February 21st in New York City.

This year’s theme is “Redrawing the Blueprint,” which will explore how to create unusual, creative and disruptive ideas to solve problems by learning from past innovations.

Featured speakers include representatives from Google, BNY Mellon, eBay, Fast Company, Whatif!? and Fahrenheit 212. If you are interested in any of those companies, including top innovation consulting firms, this is the perfect opportunity for you to network with and learn from them.

Ticket sales will go live next week; watch your inbox! Check mbainnovationsummit.org in the coming weeks for more details. Contact June Chang (changyh@wharton.upenn.edu) or Emma Gow (egow@wharton.upenn.edu) if you have any additional questions.

** Events at Penn

Design Club Welcome Weekend Brunch

Sunday, February 2, 11am-1pm 2401 Walnut St, 8th Floor (enter through parking lot on 24th and Sansom) Conference Room 2

Join the Design Club for a special Welcome Weekend brunch on Sunday, Feb 2 in 2401 Walnut (8th Floor). Meet other members, learn more about Design Club’s plans for this semester, and welcome Wharton’s prospective new students. Food and drink will be served!

Please RSVP for the Brunch here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/89PSJ9M

Private Tour of the Singh Center for Nanotechnology

Thursday, Jan 30, 5.30pm

Focused Recruiting Period wearing you out? Join the Wharton Design Club next Thursday evening on January 30 5:30PM for a member exclusive event: A private tour of the new Singh Center for Nanotechnology led by Ira Winston, the Chief Infrastructure Officer.

Come hear how design-thinking influenced the building design, learn about its current art installations, and what cool activities the facilities support. Sign-up is limited to 20 participants. Please only confirm if you can come.

Sign-Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QQk7S-MZXys_8bRTpQLzQnar29jFRu2ZmKwXSElTGG8/viewform

Contact Izzy Park ispark@wharton.upenn.edu for questions.

PennDesign: Ada Tolla & Giuseppe Lignano, LOT-EK Wed.

29 January, 6:30pm - 8:00pm B1 Meyerson Hall

LOT-EK (http://www.lot-ek.com/) is an award-winning architectural design studio based in New York and Naples, Italy. Founded in 1993 by Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano, LOT-EK has been involved with commercial, institutional, and residential projects globally. In addition, they have conceived and executed exhibition design and site-specific installations for major cultural institutions and museums, including MoMA, the Whitney Museum, the Walker Art Center, and the Guggenheim. They have achieved high visibility for their sustainable and innovative approach to construction, materials, and space, through the adaptive reuse ("upcycling") of existing industrial objects and systems not originally intended for architecture.

** Events outside Penn

Fox DESIGNChallenge @Temple University

February 14-18, 2014 Contact Jeremy Beaudry (mailto:jbeaudry@uarts.edu) for more information, or signups.

The DESIGNchallenge is an annual student competition to transform great ideas into actions. Students from Temple University and our partner institutions collaborate across disciplines to create innovative solutions to today’s most challenging urban issues. The Challenge combines the best of the quantitative world of business with the qualitative world of design. Focused on North Broad Street, the main spine of Philadelphia, the themes NorthBroadband (2011,2012) and Broad Access (2013) frame the competition around urban space, technology, and the creation of a platform for civic engagement and change.

Student teams interview local civic, business and community leaders, research areas of interest, identify problems and opportunities and work to design meaningful solutions that are environmentally responsible, economically sustainable, and humanly satisfying. The ideas developed by the teams become part of an open source library of civic innovation ideas through the Urban Apps+Maps Studios.

This year's theme is "Talking Trash." We challenge students to explore the various causes and types of litter in Philadelphia and how the "waste" problem is handled in the City (including constituent causes of litter - both in terms of origin and accumulation), and propose innovative and creative solutions that the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics and Keep Philadelphia Beautiful could potentially work to pilot in targeted neighborhoods. Potential solutions include products/services/systems.

** Food for Thought

Here are a few articles we think you'll enjoy:

* P&G's History of Innovation
http://www.pg.com/Heritage/index.php

* Knowldge @ Wharton Beware the iSmell: 10 Rules for Successful Product Development
http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/beware-the-ismell-10-rules-for-successful-product-development/

Thanks for reading this far, we wish you a creative and productive week. If you have any items that you'd like us to include in next week's issue please email Enrique: enriqueg@wharton.upenn.edu (mailto:enriqueg@wharton.upenn.edu)

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